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ToyTec vs Revtec vs Bilstein 5100's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Lane Cypert, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Apr 19, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    Lane Cypert

    Lane Cypert [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am still deciding on the best lift for my 2008 Prerunner Doublecab and had a couple of questions I was hoping to get answered.

    1 I am trying to decide between the Toytec 3" lift with the 884 coils and 3inch spacer on the front and the RevTec 3" lift

    2 The toytec lift has a add a leaf spring that claims to raise the rear 2 inches and I was checking to see if that would be better than getting the TSB done that will raise it about 1 1/4 inches? Which one would ride better between the two as well. The Toytec claims to have a long spring for better ride quality

    3 I went to 4wheel parts in the Dallas area and they told me they recommended the block in the rear vs the add a leaf because of ride quality. I would prefer to stay away from the block and want something to last 100K miles with no problems. He also said that they Bilstein 5100's set at 2.5 are much rougher than a spacer while I have heard otherwise.

    I am trying to find the best quality lift that is about 3 inches for under $1200 installed. Any advice would be helpful!
     
  2. Apr 19, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    dustin19d

    dustin19d Well-Known Member

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    Well I can tell you if you throw in some 884's you definately dont want to add 3" spacers. You can't get and I dont think you want 6" of suspension in the front.;) Also Toytec recomends the 885's on double cabs for a full 3".
    And smack the guy at 4WP for recomending the rear block:confused:

    I am runing 886's & top plate spacer in the front with the AAL in the rear. I also have OME shocks all around. The 886's are to compensate for the bumper and winch. But I can tell you that when I had the 885's/AAL and OME shocks before I had the bumper it rode like stock. Thats also with a 1-piece drive shaft and Total chaos Upper control arms witch help.

    Call toytec and talk to doug.
    [​IMG]


    No Im not affiliated with Toytec in any way. I just enjoy a 30-40% local boy discount:D
     
  3. Apr 19, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    dustin19d

    dustin19d Well-Known Member

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    Since no one else wants to chime in.

    The best lift under $1,200 installed hu? {what I paid}

    $220 =885's {145}
    $ 80 =AAL {70}
    $300 = drive shaft {280}
    $400 = UCA's {?}
    $300 = OME shocks {300}

    The prices above are off the top of my head, might not be correct.
    Grab a wrench and turn it = FREE
     
  4. Apr 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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    Burns

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    X2 on the ToyTec lift, I know alot of people that are running them and they have zero problems.



    BTW Dustin thats a badass truck!
     
  5. Apr 20, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    Lane Cypert

    Lane Cypert [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the help. I was pretty certain the ToyTec was better but just wanted some confirmation. Does anybody know a reputable shop in the Dallas Fort Worth area that will install a lift besided 4Wheel Parts? They told me they would only install if it is parts they carry. Unfortunately I don't have the tools to install myself.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    Rockstar2448

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    I talked to Toytec just last week about their kits. I decided on the 3" Pro Basic. It's being installed this weekend, hopefully. As far as blocks versus add-a-leaf for the rear, this is what the guys at Toytec told me. If you're just running mostly on-road and not doing a lot of heavy towing then go with blocks. If you want the increased towing capacity and/or a beefed up rear for off-roading then go with the add-a-leaf spring. I'm not doing a lot of off-roading so I went with the blocks. I'm hoping the ride stays smooth. I'll let you know how it goes next week I hope.
     
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