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Putting a lift kit on my 02

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by White-Lightning, May 21, 2009.

  1. May 21, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    White-Lightning

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    i am browsing the internet for lift kits and there is all kinds of parts i see of blocks and leaf springs, can someone please tell me everything that i will need to get a good 3" suspension..i'd prefer procomp i heard theyre pretty good. but either way i just want to know the most basic way with everything i need except like new springs for the front and things.just mostly what i need to lift it..Thank You
     
  2. May 21, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    What's your budget? Why are you getting a lift? Looks? Off-road? Mudding?
     
  3. May 21, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    I want the lift kit for mainly looks, but i will be doing some hunting in the winter with it..and anything below 500 is good..a link or whatever if a complete kit would be good..
     
  4. May 21, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    If $500 is your budget then get spacers for the front and maybe shackles in the rear. You won't get much for $500. Take a look over at http://www.toyteclifts.com and see what they offer.
     
  5. May 21, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    yea white lighting thats all you need that kit has 3" spacers for the front and AAL's in the rear with replacement rear shocks
     
  7. May 21, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    pm me when you get it so i can see how it looks im going to be getting also the toytec ultimate lift for my 03 prerunner soon
     
  9. May 21, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    dont forget about the diff. drop kit!!!
    It might come with it.

    and just to let you know... the spacer lift will be a bit harsh/stiff
    But a good budget lift.:)
     
  10. May 22, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    What will be harsh about it, and whats the diff. drop ur talking about??and is it being stiff a bad thing if im on pavement 10months of the year. im going to be hunting december through january about every other day.so what you think?
     
  11. May 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    Diff. drop kit, is just a 1" spacer that you put in to lower your front differential. To lessen the stress on your CV's.
    and I had a spacer lift before, and didnt like the ride.(onroad) I dont do much offroad either. I felt every little bump in the road with my spacers. So the only thing you can do, is to try out the spacers to see if you like them. But with going offroad, its not going to be smooth, like coilovers or bilstein/OME lifts would be.
     
  12. May 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    WIth the budget you have, I recomend getting the Bilstien 5100's and set the fronts to 2.5" lift. Then, An AAL for the rear, along with 5100 shocks. Getting longer shackles is going to cause the rear end to inload under hard brakeing on the street, and could lead to instability. Blocks increase axel wrap. An AAL may make the ride more firm, but, IMHO, its the better lift. Also, Top Plate spacers will increase the wear on your upper ball joints, and possibly lead to breakage of your shocks if off road.
     
  13. May 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    The lift in this link is a very cheap lift. Pro Comp shocks are junk. The spacers are going to affect the ride and make it pretty stiff. Also, keep in mind the factory OEM shocks are only designed to dampen the OEM spring rate. Increaseing the spring rate via a lift will cause poor ride quality.
     
  14. May 23, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    ^^^ what he said! :)
     
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