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To lift or not to lift...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by The Happy Idiot, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    The Happy Idiot

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    Toyota was nice enough to give me a new frame. JBA cat-back, aFe dry drop-in w/ deckplate, Bilstein 5100's all around, Timbrens, Alcan 5-leaf packs, OME 881's, linear clutch pedal return spring (best $3.49 I ever spent)
    I'm thinking I need some new leaf springs here.

    I'm tempted to go with Wheeler's 5 leaf pack but I'm a bit concerned with CV stress. Is 1.5" of lift accurate for those? Would dropping the diff be a waste of $$? Will I need a bra due to a stiffer ride? Is there a huge difference other than $$ between the Rough Country Nitros and Billies?

    So many questions...

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  2. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    Janster

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    Wait...what? A bra?

    With 1.5" - you don't need a diff drop and shouldn't need to worry about CV stress.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Tythias

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    The diff drop has nothing to do with rear lift height, it is for correcting the front CV angles after lifting the front.
    If you plan on lifting the front than the diff drop would be worth it on a 1st gen truck. (4x4 only)

    If you happen to get vibrations due to the rear lift springs, there are axle shims and carrier bearing drops for the rear drive shaft.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    Toyota was nice enough to give me a new frame. JBA cat-back, aFe dry drop-in w/ deckplate, Bilstein 5100's all around, Timbrens, Alcan 5-leaf packs, OME 881's, linear clutch pedal return spring (best $3.49 I ever spent)
    A bra for the bouncier ride and bouncier boobs.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    Toyota was nice enough to give me a new frame. JBA cat-back, aFe dry drop-in w/ deckplate, Bilstein 5100's all around, Timbrens, Alcan 5-leaf packs, OME 881's, linear clutch pedal return spring (best $3.49 I ever spent)
    If I raise the rear, I plan on raising the front as well. I hit a deer a few years back and bent the bumper back a bit on one side so it just brushes on the tire when I really load the front (off-road and heavy cornering). It isn't a huge issue and doesn't happen often but I'd kinda like to address it.

    It seems most people think the diff drop is unnecessary with only 1.5" lift in the front. You disagree with 4X4? I heat my house with wood I pull out of the woods so I do a bit of loaded off-roading.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:08 AM
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    Get the leaf pack and a set of 5100s. Put the front at 1.75 and call it a day.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    i agree. lifting under 3'' will be good. over and around 3'', you develop many more problems. keep it under 3''. get the billsteins, they probably cost a little more, but you get what you pay for. they have higher quality, thus = less need for a bra. (haha, i got your joke before you had to explain it). also, get the leaf pack if you can too. an add a leaf rides stiff as hell. after that, your truck should look good, you can stuff some larger tires under there, and you will probably be problem free.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    Toyota was nice enough to give me a new frame. JBA cat-back, aFe dry drop-in w/ deckplate, Bilstein 5100's all around, Timbrens, Alcan 5-leaf packs, OME 881's, linear clutch pedal return spring (best $3.49 I ever spent)
    Much thanks for the feedback. I think I'm gonna go for the Billies and 5-leafers from Wheelers.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Umm....moobs? :eek:
     
  10. Mar 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    OME lift. 884 coils, 1.5" AAL's installed on nonTSB leafs. front diff drop kit.
    this thread is perfectly fine without pics..
     
  11. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    The Happy Idiot

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    Toyota was nice enough to give me a new frame. JBA cat-back, aFe dry drop-in w/ deckplate, Bilstein 5100's all around, Timbrens, Alcan 5-leaf packs, OME 881's, linear clutch pedal return spring (best $3.49 I ever spent)
    I'll put up pics of the lift when I'm done. Have no fear. I'll crop out my boobs.
     
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