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RevTek Lift options

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JBlood9, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    I want to go up about 3" with my 08 DC.I've looked at the 5100s and about every other option. I would do 5100s, but @ 2.5 you need new UCAs (or just ruin the old ones). I would rather just spend a little more on a lift rather than breaking something(s) by going cheap.

    Right now, REVTEK seems to be a good option to me. A good kit up front with and AAL or something similar in the back. I guess ToyTech could be good also, but i've heard some sagging problems with toytech.

    I keep putting this off, but i want it lifted in the next 2-3 weeks (before i go back to LSU). Any help is appreciated. Thanks TW.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    2.5 will not ruin the ucas, and you dont need ne ucas. many run 3" of lift on stock ucas, including me. if you dont want to break something by going cheap, dont go revtec. thats a spacer lift, look up what it can do..
     
  3. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    It will be tough to get a good alignment going up to 2.5" without new UCAs. Some people have done it with 2nd gens and have lucked out, but most end up getting UCA's down the road.

    Go with an AAL in the rear and OME 885s up front with 5100s.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    this^^

    im not sure about 2nd gens. but my allignment is in spec (barely) with 3.25 inch lift.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    Yeah I don't know about how high up you can go without replacing the UCAs on a 1st gen. I never lifted my old 04 tacoma.

    But the OME885/AAL/5100 is a good combo. It's what I'm running... for now. Maybe when I pay my truck off I will do something else. Right now it gets the job done and a pretty smooth ride.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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  8. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    KPT: I read that article when you posted it in the past. I didnt realize the RevTek was the same thing. Shows how much I know! lol . But if i get new OME885/AAL/5100 i can max out those 5100s without ruining anything ?
     
  9. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    Yeah the revtek would be the "coil spacer" type.

    You have to leave the 5100's set at zero if you use the 885's. They aren't designed to be preloaded.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    got ya. So, how much lift will i get then out of them?
     
  11. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    ~2.5 or so.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    if i want 3 or so, shouldnt i go with 886s?
     
  13. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Not unless you are getting an afgtermarket front bumper. They are too stiff a coil for the stock bumper.

    If you want 3", you can put a 1/4" thick top plate spacer on, which will give another 1/2" of lift. It's a small enough spacer that it's not really anything to worry about. In fact some of the OME kits i've seen come with the small spacers.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    awesome. I want to be as close to 3 as i can be without breaking the bank or the truck. So, as it sits now, i need to buy
    -885s
    -5100s (front and back?)
    -AAL
     
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    You can order the additional spacers that give them another 1/2" or so of lift. People have been setting the 5100s at .85" with the 885s without the spacers and haven't had any problems.
     
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    If you are going up to a full 3", you will probably new aftermarket UCA's to get your alignment in spec.

    Also if you are going with the OME springs, might as well use the OME shocks, since they were valved specifically for those springs.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    Thats my problem. New UCAs and shocks on top of everything. I guess i better just stay at 2.5" from the 885s so i can make this a little less expensive.
     
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    Yeah it will still be hit or miss on the UCA's at that height. Some need them, some don't.
     
  19. Jul 26, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    so, i'll play it "safe" and do the 885s, 5100s, aal and sit up 2.5"

    - and if i need new UCAs at that point. I'll be pissed. because then i'll have to sell everything and go higher since i can!
     
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