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ReadyLift SST

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by QuandtPa15, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Dec 22, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    I'm am looking to put in a Lift Kit on my 2019 TRD Off-Road. looking at the ReadyLift SST either 69-5212, 69-5530, or 69-5531. I was hoping to gain some insights about this. A shop that I went to to look into it said that they would recommend get UCA as well? I understand that the lift will change in angle with the ball joint, but how much of an issue is it? Any sort of guidance would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    All I can add is why spend over $30,000.00 on a truck to put such a crap lift in it? You can put Bilstein 5100's all around and lift the front for about the same money. I always say " Buy Once and Cry Once. " Spacer Lifts aren't crap, but why not do it right the first time, and UCA's are a must for some and for some not needed.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    The 69-5531 comes with Bilstein 6112 for the front. why do you say crap lift?
     
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    Hmmmmmm looks like ready lift upped their game a little.
     
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    Still uses a spacers and those are usually looked down upon for performance. Readylift kits aren't bad but they are terribly overpriced. A block of metal is a block of metal IMHO. You can put one together yourself for cheaper.

    Also for anything 2 inches and above it becomes harder to get good alignment specs especially with caster. Usually end up with low caster and positive camber so you end up wandering all over the road and tires wear out abnormally. So yeah UCAs would be recommended
     
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    So how is it lifted? Looks like it's still a spacer on top plus whatever ring you set the 6112's on? And junk blocks in the back. $1100.00 for that? You can do better for that money.
     
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    what would you recommend for UCA then?
     
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    For 1100 you could easily do 6112/5160s and an AAL I think.

    What's your budget? Short and long term? Usual maintenance schedule? Do you leave your truck muddy after a trip for a few months or are you giving it a good scrub every week?
     
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    I'm wanting to do ReadyLift because I get discounted pricing because of my work, i would only be spending $850 on that kit. I do like to keep my truck clean, although most of my driving is going to be on paved roads, I will be doing some off-roading as well. I'm sorry I am new to the Forum, what is AAL?
     
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    AAL = Add A Leaf
     
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    Hey guys, so what’s the verdict on the lifts? I have a 2wd sr5 and want to get a 3 inch lift to fit ko2 285/75/16. What lift do y’all recommend? I appreciate all the help! Total noob here :p
     
  13. Mar 19, 2020 at 5:01 AM
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    I was at a shop yesterday and they were pushing the ReadyLift with Bilsteins all around, 6112 up front and 5100 in the back. I specifically asked about the block vs aal. They were adamant that aal is not needed unless I plan on hauling a heavy load, rack camper, etc. Installed out the door was around $1000.

    Can I put both the block and an aal?

    This is my weekend toy, typically using it for overlanding/camping once a month. The trails are not hard core.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2020 at 5:15 AM
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    Personally, I would just run the 6112 without spacers but higher on the spring perch (maybe 4th) and a wheelers aal in the rear. That should give you 2" front, 1.5" rear and be pretty level. For 4x4 you want to avoid anything higher than ~2.5" and anything higher is actually worse in terms of general performance. You can purchase the sway bar relocation for cheap off Amazon or ebay for $30. Altogether you would end up actually saving a few bucks and for a better ride.

    Spacers and blocks are okay to run but generally speaking they are just for looks. If you plan to actually offroad try to avoid them.

    edit: since you are going that high in height, have you considered UCAs as well?
     
  15. Mar 19, 2020 at 5:21 AM
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    Thank you for the reply —— Funny that you ask, I was just googling UCA’s. In which, I had no clue what they are, not I guess I have some knowledge of them.......

    It looks like a crapshoot with Tacoma’s, off their website:

    ReadyLIFT BK
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    Yes, any rear shock designed for the amount of rear lift achieved can be used with our blocks. In some Tacoma applications Toyota made minor changes to the Tacoma upper control arm suspension geometry. In some cases adding a leveling kit MAY affect the ability to correct the caster alignment to within factory specifications. If you have a 2011-2020 Tacoma with a leveling kit and the caster alignment specs cannot be put back to factory your truck will require an aftermarket Upper Control Arm with adjustable caster/camber.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2020 at 5:28 AM
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    It's tricky because sometimes dudes lift their trucks, get an alignment, and they feel like the ride and caster are good enough. But sometimes it feels like the truck is wandering all over the place due to caster. There are some options out there that aren't too expensive. Depending on where you live I would look at balljoint vs uniball.
     

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