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Rear lift options, help!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LV taco, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    LV taco

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    I have a 99 extra cab 6cyl. I just ordered 5100's from DSM. I need about 1.75 to level the front out. I plan on setting them to 2.5 to clear new 31in tires. So my question is what are my options to level the rear out with the front? I do some off roading, but nothing to fast or crazy. It's either washy soft stuff or really rouch rocky terrain.(not rock crawling) I was thinking about getting rear AAL and new shocks, but I dont usually have a load in the back. Will the AAL be to stiff? What about just getting rear shackels? If im lifting the back only about 3/4-1 inch will i still need new shocks? What shocks are good to run for this set up? Thanks in advance, this is my first truck that Im moding instead of buying it alerady done.
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Get the rear 5100's, and a shackle, if you dont want much lift. IIRC, they make a 1" lift rear shackle.
     
  3. May 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    shocks don't lift the rear, leaf springs do...I recommend a "add a leaf" (AAL) if you do some off roading! And you don't need to be set at 2.5 up front to run 31s....you can do that with no lift...Cmack on here is running em. 32s would look great though.
     
  4. May 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    I talked to a guy at DSM, I think im going to go with the rear shakles and new shocks. you guys like the 5100's in the rear also? or is there any other brand similar in price that would be better? also whats IIRC?
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    NVM about the IIRC, Clicked on the link lol.
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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  8. May 5, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    you don't need to be set at 2.5 up front to run 31s....you can do that with no lift...Cmack on here is running em. 32s would look great though.
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    He is running 31's on stock ride height? do you know if he had rubbing or had to do some trimming? If i can set the front to just 1.75 and clear the 31's I'd rather do that to save the money on the shakels.
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Most people can fit up to a 265/75/16 at stock height. That's about a 31.6" tall tire so you should be fine with 31"s. A slight lift wouldnt be bad though, just 5100s set at 1.75" and a 1" shackle in your case. How does your leaf pack look?
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    As it sits right now I would need the 1.75 just to level it out. My leaf pack looks a little sad. It doesnt have much arch to it. The truck has almost 150k on it and those are orgional leafs. It doesnt ride bad in the rear at all though. Ill see if I can post a Pic real quick.
     
  11. May 6, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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  12. May 6, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    A couple pics of my truck as it sits right now and my leafs.

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  13. May 6, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    You can run 32"'s w/stock susp. but if you go up any amount in rear you'll need shock upgrade.. mine with 3" lift & 5100 series (5125's)




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