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what is the maximum lift before premature front end damage?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by millerlight2496, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    millerlight2496

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    i have a 2003 tacoma v6 trd and want a small lift. i was thinking 5100's all around and aal in the rear. will i have to do any more to prevent premature front end damage?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    B5100's all around + Fabtech full length aal + diff. drop. Eagle Alloy 15" wheels with 32" BFG AT's. Custom built skid plate, Rhino lined bed, Westin bars, Husky liners.
    I would get the Diff. drop. Its cheap and might save your boots. I did the same set up w/o the diif. drop and my boots started leaking grease so I filled them up and put hose clamps from lowes on them and bought a diff drop. No problems since. Also tire size can play on the suspension as well, so I would recommend no bigger than a 32' or 265/75/16 tire.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Matic

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. OME aal with OME nitrochargers out back. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    save your money.
    OME 881 coils from toytec in the front. AAL and procomps in the rear. 3 in level/lift.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    what model of procomp should i use in the rear?
    thanks.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Hillbilly Zombi

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    just a front diff drop. I got 2.5 inches in the front and I added 1.5 fabtech aal in the rear with billies from downsouthmotorsports
     
  6. Sep 2, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    Matic

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    Not sure. PM the toytec vendor or call them. There extended length.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Check out my site, it's mostly up to date and there's too much to list here.
    It's really the boots that suffer, not so much the CV joints themselves. You are generally good into the 2-2.5" range, or 2.5-3" with higher angle boots. The CV's don't really care, though there is some anecdotal evidence to indicate that they are a bit easier to snap at higher angles, especially if you are spinning them and stopping them hard on the trails.
     
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