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what lifts should i stay away from?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Campbell2010, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Campbell2010

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    im just researching all these types of lifts... which ones should i stay away from?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    tacomapack

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    Blocks for the rear!
     
  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    In coil spacers and blocks...
     
  4. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    many people don't like spacer lifts, which in essence is placing a spacer in between the top of the coil tower dealy-o and the coil itself. People do not like these becuase generally a rough ride is the consiquence. Also stay away from blocks in the rear, cause these lead to axle wrap and a bad ride. If you go with a body lift i wouldn't go more than one inch, cuase you will run into problems with safety otherwise (especially if you offroad at all). The best lift for the money would be billy 5100 all around set at 2.5 in the front and 1.75 in the back.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    There is no "setting" the rear shocks-You get the extended travel from the 5100s in the rear...but you need an AAL or a full replacement leaf pack to get any lift in the rear...
     
  6. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    WHat would you suggest if i wanted to go 3"?
     
  7. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    stay away from any and all lifts. lifts are evil. only joking. TC long travel. I'd love to LT the 4runner
     
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    yea, woops!! good catch, I haven't run the billy's, so I guess I was just going off of what I thought read about them, which was apperentaly wrong:D
     
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  10. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    So now that we have determined which ones to stay away from ;)
    Now lets talk about the lift your going to get :)

    So what is your budget for the project?
     
  11. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    There is nothing wrong with blocks. You will get some axle wrap but that can be calmed a couple different ways.

    Definitely stay away from front spacers. On an IFS vehicle spacers are the incorrect way to achieve lift. They do not obtain any of the correct suspension geometry you also lose any ride quality you had before them.
     
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