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Pros and Cons of this lift!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sector5503, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    personally....i'd fore go that kit for a toytec kit with aal for the rear and coils up front....instead of spacers and blocks. blocks can crack, and the ride isnt as good. for a cheap lift...that kit will be ok, but i'd rather go with a different kit myself.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    what would be a ideal toytec kit to get? Mainly for a little off roading nothing huge just the normal stuff, and street driving.
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    so the leafs are better than the blocks right? Where it says that you can get a 1 1/2" block instead of a leaf. I would want to go with the 2" leaf right?
     
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    Dang thats not a bad price. Thats what I was wondering to Which one is better blocks of leaf for some basic mudding offroading.
     
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    to me....and lots of others....leafs are tons better.....they ride better, they wont really cause axle wrap like a block will, and they stiffen up the ride in a way thats makes the truck feel more planted to the road. blocks hae a tendency to crack, and the ride isnt as good as aal's.

    aal's..............................ftw!!!:D
     
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    so the aftermarket shocks are always better than the factory shocks? Why do blocks crack? The weight? Cold???
     
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    hey sector.im going to say a 2.if u have basic machanical common sence it a breeze.toys r so easy to lift (2nd gen).if u dont have that(no punt intended) then maybe a good local shop to do it for ya.it took me and my father 5hrs to do the whole thing.first 1 i ever did,but weve been around the autos for a long time doing conversions and what not.good luck to ya.
     
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    The strut gets built with the pieces and the UCAs are not required but they are a good idea if you are going to lift above an inch or so.
     
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    so i wouldnt need new struts. But would i need to get some UCA's cuz it is going to be 3"?
     
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    uca's will help get your alignment back to factory specs.
     
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    i thought you only NEED new UCA's for 3" but u dont HAVE to have them for anthing lower???
     
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    you dont HAVE to have uca's.........but they tremendously help with getting your correct alignment back after a lift.
     
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    ahhhhh but there so damn expensive!!!

    but i would be good with the 5100's at 2.5
     
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    for the most part....im gonna say yeah. the alignment will be close, but not perfect.
     
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    Would any UCA go with the toytec lift or would i need a specific type for that lift?
     
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    yeah....any of them will work, but the more popular total chaos is one of the better ones.
     
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