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Set me straight on the whole lift thing...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by GearBox, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    GearBox

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    I know you guys have probably answered this a million times, but I have been reading all of your guys' build and trying to put together my own build list and I want to make sure that I am going in the right direction.

    First off my truck is a daily driver. I want to lift it and put 265/75/16 of tire on new 16 inch rims. So please correct me if I am wrong. To level/lift my truck I need:

    -5100s front and rear set to 2.5 inch on the front and use my stock springs.
    -2 inch AAL in the rear

    Do I need anything else? If its not needed is there something else that you guys recommend for the general health of my Taco? :) (UCA's, Diff Drop, etc..)

    As far as my truck being a daily driver this will not be too extreme right? I want to keep the stock ride/handling if not improve it. Thanks in advance for all your help. You guys rock!
     
  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    this is a good start. You really dont NEED anything else, but to get your alignment perfect you need UCAS. I have a 2.5ish lift and I dont have them but my alignment is pretty god darn good. So I would go with what you have selected.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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  4. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    You've got it about right. Prob need UCA's. Do a search, TONS of stuff on this
     
  5. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    Idk about the 2" rear maybe 1.5" would be good enough.

    For the rear your going to need axle shims and a carrier bearing drop!

    And you most likely, well almost positivly, wont need UCA's unless you want the looks and the extra ~1/2" of articulation!
     
  6. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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  7. Sep 12, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    FYI , you don't need to lift your truck to run 265/75/16 .
     
  8. Sep 13, 2010 at 3:53 AM
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    I was about to make a post asking the same thing, but instead of the 2 inch aal in the rear, what if I got a 1.5 in aal in the rear + the tsb for the extra height and free alignment?
     
  9. Sep 14, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    Yeah I understand that part. Will it look weird with 265's? I was wondering if there would be too much space in between the tire and the truck but I have seen other peoples rigs and it looks pretty good to me.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    I dont think that if you brought your truck in with an AAL that they would give you the TSB and a FREE alignment. I know the alignment really doesnt do much for the truck since they do a front wheel but still.

    Some dealership play ball some suck balls
     
  11. Sep 14, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    Nah, keep it simple.

    265/75R16, Bilsteins set at 1.8 (no UCAs or diff drop needed at that height!) 1.5" AAL in back - shouldn't need spacer or shims at that level of lift either.

    You'll probably need to remove the front fenders.

    Done. And no, that won't look weird - it'll look about right, IMO.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    As I said above , you can run 265/75/16 on a stock suspension . If you lift it for looks , fine , but there is no need to remove the fenders .
     
  13. Sep 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    i have the 5100's at 2.5 with 265/75's with stock uca's and the toyota aal TSB.
    it looks right. i use it as my DD and i have a couple rub spots on my UCA's, LCA's and little on the frame. but thats probably because i have such bad camber :laugh:

    you should be good man :thumbsup:
     
  14. Sep 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Some have had to remove mudflaps in order to fit 265/75R16.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Remove fenders?
     
  16. Sep 15, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Guffaw! Corrected.
     
  17. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Awesome! Thanks to all of you guys. I will go ahead a get that stuff rolling when my bonus comes in and I will throw up some before and after pics :D Once again thanks for the help.
     
  18. Sep 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    This is the route I was planning on going as well. If you don't have the rear tab done do you go with a 2" AAL or stick with the 1.5"?
     
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