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Suggestions for a 3 inch lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dockhead, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Dec 5, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    Dockhead

    Dockhead [OP] Formarly 08TRD4X4RadientRed

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    First lift and do not really know enough about them to make a decision. I would like to find a kit or site that provides all need items, or tells you what you need. Any suggestions would help.
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  2. Dec 5, 2008 at 2:27 PM
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  3. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:02 PM
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    Thanks for the links. I have done some research on lifting my truck and have found spacers for the front, a diff drop kit, and aal for the rear. Is there anything else I'll need to lift my truck (shocks, ect.). Also what companies are suggested? I like the procomp aal but haven't been able to find them for my 08.
    Thanks again
     
  4. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:07 PM
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    Brunes

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    PM Neubs- He works with TOYTEC and can point you in the right direction for what parts you need based on what you want to do with the lift.

    Are you trying to lift for looks or for off road performance??
     
  5. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:15 PM
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    Dockhead

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    mainly for looks, and drivability. I put about 50-60 miles on it a day driving to and from school and work. I like the ready lift sst package but it doesn't have an aal option. I am pretty mechanically incline and will do the install myself, and some friends. After the install I will just need to get it realigned and thats it right?
     
  6. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    Brunes

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    I think so...but I am in no way shape or form a suspension guy- There will be all sorts of folks along with better answers for you!!
     
  7. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yep.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    a great kit for you would be one of toytec's 3 inch kits, one that comes with front coils and rear aal's. you can use your stock shocks with them, or get a different set of shocks that will ride comfortably. ome and bilstein both have some great shocks. and after you are done with the lift............an alignment will be needed. also.......it isnt necessary, but for total alignment, an aftermarket set of uca's is a good idea...although they are a bit pricey. you can always get those later on down the road and install them then.:)
     
  9. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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    See...An answer SOO much better than mine!!
     
  10. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    I think I'm going to go with the TOYTEC 3 inch lift with the AAL's. I think I'll also get the Bilstein 5100. Good combo? and some UCA, hopefully for Christmas:D. What about rear shocks? (needed/not needed?)
     
  11. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    yep....to me,thats a good combo, and the 5100's ride awesomely!! the 5100's in the rear will be ok for you too, especially since you will be on the road alot with it. and the uca's are an excellent idea also.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    ya alot of guys on here are running the ome 885 front coils with the bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks and loving it. i would definately go with something along that line instead of using the coil spacers. the spacers will put too much pressure on you joints and bushings and such. especially since you have the 4x4. definately dont forget to get the diff drop kit. and alignment after you get the kit installed and after you throw larger wheel/tire combos as well.
     
  13. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    yep.......and when using the 5100's with some aftermarket coils.....keep them on the stock setting. dont preload the springs.......not needed.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2008 at 4:14 PM
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    Do I need after market coils with the 5100 or will the stock one's be alright for now? I think it is only another 60 for the coils though from TOYTEC.
    So spacers are not the way to go with 4 wheel drive?
     
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    the 5100's will work with the stock coils just fine man.
     
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    ya definately stay away from the spacers. if you can afford it i would go with the ome 885 front springs from toytec. they are designed with a higher load rate that will help keep your dbl cabs front end up off the ground and level with the rest of the truck.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    Handsdown- Toytech I would spend the coin and buy the UCA's at the same time. Save yourself the trouble.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    Doing them at the same time helps because it's easier to remove and replace the coilovers with the UCA off.

    And based on the amount you drive, I don't think you'd like spacers.

    Also, if you're looking at the OME coils and are thinking about replacing the shocks at the same time, look at the OME shocks. They are valved for those springs so they will ride a little better, but the 5100s will work with them too.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    ^^ good info.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the info. Can't wait to lift my truck.
     
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