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What lift should i choose

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Joeymgd78, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    hey guys im new to this site so i will say a little about myself before i ask my question. i am currently deployed in afghanistan i am a SSG with the 2nd ranger bn. i will be coming home in late feb sometime. now the question is what is the easiest 3-4" lift that i can do myself with no special tools or uncommon tools. I dont know why but i want to do this lift myself it will just mean more if i do it myself kinda corny but it will. i am no mechanic by no means but i do alot of do it yourself projects and im good at figuring things out. i have a 2008 double cab trd offroad sr5 prerunner and i want a lift that i can do myself relativly easly. please help thank you
     
  2. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    i dont really have a budget so i will say that cost under $1500 but if there is one that is easy and worth im willing to pay more
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    and whrere is a good place to buy it i would prefer a place that will send to apo ae addresses
     
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    thanks for the reply is it easy to figure out how to install coilovers and a leaf pack a leaf pack is already put together and you just have to switch it out with the old one right and much time does it typically take to do these
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    are spindle lifts easy or any good? i know you can ony put them on 2wd trucks
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    Spindle lifts are the best kind of lift for a prerunner. They are strong and ride amazing.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    do they only lift the front? and are there any crazy tools you need or is it hard to install
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    and is a spindle kit the same as a uca
     
  10. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    Yes they only lift the front. And I personally don't know about the install on them
     
  11. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    thanks for all of your help i really do appericate it
     
  12. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    They lift the front like 4" so unless you plan on a bigger leaf pack you will have a bit of a bro lean lol
     
  13. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    sorry for all the questions how much higher is that back of a tacoma higher than the front will i need to go the whole 3 inches to level it out or do i have to put a block or add a leaf on the back to
     
  14. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    oh ok you answered my question
     
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    leaf packs come pre assenbled right
     
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    Hmm honestly it'd be worth it just to get a 3" leaf pack just because the ride is much better than a block/ add-aleaf
     
  17. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    that will require new rear shocks to right
     
  18. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Yes it will. So an estimate is 1k for spindles and 800 for rear Lear pack with some nice fox resi shocks and you should be set!
     
  19. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    sweet sounds good thanks for the knowledge man
     
  20. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    I know what you mean about wanting to do the lift yourself and meaning more that way. Not corny at all.

    I have a TRD Off-Road and am looking at lifting it about 2.5" in the front and an inch in the rear to level it out.

    This is the website I was looking at. Check out their installation manual as well. It has great pictures to give you an idea of what you are getting yourself into.

    http://www.readylift.com/c-104-toyo...st-lift-kit-2005-2011-2wd-4wd-275-30f10r.aspx
     
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