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Suspension Lift Info includes pics

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 802YOTA, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Just want to respond to this (even though it's from a while back) since there is discussion in another thread about this particular lift and tire fitment.

    For anyone reading this who doesn't know already, you should ALWAYS plan to replace your ubolts when changing leaf springs no matter what. Not just because they are rusty or look damaged. ubolts are designed to stretch. So when installing them you should torque to proper specs and then check them several days later and re-torque to spec because they can stretch slightly and loosen a little.

    The quoted post is good advice that you should just order ubolts ahead of time, but I wanted to point out that you should be doing this even if your old ubolts appear to be in good condition.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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    Thanks! This explains a lot.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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    Welcome to TW!

    On U-bolts, also be aware that there are different lengths used to accommodate difference in leaf pack thickness, lift blocks, etc. Make sure you get the right length before starting the job.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    Awesome post and a lot of great info! Where were you ten years ago when I was learning the hard way? ;)

    I would also recommend a braided brake hose upgrade when lifting your truck, even if it is 2" or less. When you're slogging through the muck in the woods twigs and brush get hung up and can strain dried or worn out brake hose and ruin your day. They can be ordered for almost any lift height.

    U-bolts: ALWAYS get new u-bolts and torque properly! After a month or so re-check the torque.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    So what size u bolts should I order along with a 3" suspension lift, like a Toytech or ome, or bilstein.(not sure which I want yet)
     
  6. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    You need to decide on the lift (AAL, blocks, new springs, etc.) then select the correct U-bolts.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2013 at 6:14 AM
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    Ok
    Of the three what would you recommend?
    Sorry ima noob
     
  8. Mar 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    spring pack > AAL > blocks.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    ^^^ What he said, and there's no reason to apologize.

    FWIW, if those are the original springs on your '05, they're probably worn out and you'd be best off with new springs. Decide if you want to lift the rear, and if so, how much. Then shop for springs that'll accomplish that ride height. You'll need to consider your uses and typical loads when shopping. Once you select the springs, a lot of retailers will already have U-bolt recommendation.

    Another option that may work well with your old springs would be air bags. From what I've read, you have to be careful not to stretch them too much while offroad, but on-road, they work very well. Look for Ride-Rite threads for more information.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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  11. Mar 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    what about shocks?
     
  12. Mar 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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    You'll need to be a little more specific.
     
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    Stock for now Mods to come 6" w/35's HID's 5% tint
    3 1/4 in. front lift - 2in rear with 33x11.50x16

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    a lot of great info
     
  17. Apr 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    What do you all think, alright so I have an 2005 Tacoma sport 6speed, and I have a 3inch suspension lift on it now running 33's. I was thinking should I move up to a 6inch suspension lift and put bigger tires, or should I just supercharge it instead and leave it the way it is now?
     
  18. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    a question...

    I am looking to level my truck out, I've read that I should get bilstein 5100 and set them at 1.75 and then call the dealership and say my truck is bottoming out with a heavy load in order to get the rear TSB.. is this right?

    or can i level it out just by the bilstein 5100 and setting them at .85
     
  19. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    I'm not smart enough to understand everything you said, but what stands out is that you want to level the truck instead of lift the truck. :confused: I can't wrap my mind around it.

    Just get adjustables up front and fine tune them to perfect your ride height. <---BORING.

    Your stock springs in the rear are going to go to hell over time, and either sag or snap. Might as well spend the 1k and install an Old Man Emu 2" lift and be done with it.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    I have a prerunner so spending 1k on a lift doesn't make sense... I wanna know how to go about getting rear leafs from the dealer via the TSB and what to set the bilstien 5100s at. Also what order to do it in
     
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