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Newby Needing Help - 6112/5160 with lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ace789, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Nov 22, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    Ace789

    Ace789 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an '18 TRD-OR with stock suspension. I put a winch and winch bumper on the front end, that made it sag 0.75". I want to level that out and add 1-1.5" overall lift to the entire truck. So effectively, 1.75" to the front with 1" to the rear, or 2.25" to the front with 1.5" to the rear.

    The current axel center to fender lip measurement is 20.25" in the front and 22" in the rear. Should I keep the factory rake or level it? The bed is usually empty, unless I have sandbags in it for the winter months.

    I just purchased the Bilstein 6112/5160 leveling kit. The way I understand it, this should level the truck, and can lift the front, but I need to buy blocks and U-clamps for the rear if I keep the rake and raise it. Is that all I need to buy? If so, what brand do you guys recommend? If not, what do I need to buy?

    I want to raise the entire truck so I can fit bigger tires. 1" or 1.5" better? I'd like to keep the ride smooth like it is now. Would scrapping the blocks and just leveling it by adding the 1.75" to the front and nothing to the rear do that ?

    Thank you for the help. This is my first 4x4, and truck actually. And I'd really like to do this suspension job only once.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  2. Nov 22, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    Unchained 5150 Rick

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    Please tell me where you bought the wenches, I'll take a few if their cheap.
     
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  3. Nov 22, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    Ace789

    Ace789 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  4. Nov 22, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Unchained 5150 Rick

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  5. Nov 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    Irobi2

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    Just have the 6112/5160 installed on my truck. I don't have bumper or winch though. Set the 6112 on notch 5 passenger and notch 6 driver. No add a leaf yet on the rear. So its a little higher in the front. Got an add a leaf coming next week to fix that. Tire size is 265/75 r16.
    IMG_20191122_110002_01.jpg
     
  6. Nov 22, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Ace789

    Ace789 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looks really good! How does it ride? Why are you adding the leaf instead of lowering the notch setting?
     
  7. Nov 22, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    Irobi2

    Irobi2 Well-Known Member

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    Rides great! Adding the leaf so I can get the max lift out of it, and fix the bro lean.
     

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