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What QUALITY lift should I buy?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MMumau, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    MMumau

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    First of all please let me say; I have looked through all of the threads in "Suspension". I can not find anything specific to the way I use my truck... so please don't rag on me for making a new thread, and in advance thank you everyone for your help!


    My rig is:

    01 I4 2.7l Reg Cab 4x4 w/ Canopy

    I drive my truck every day. A lot of time on the freeway and some in the city. This is currently my dd but in the next year or two I would like to purchase a new dd, and work on my truck more.

    I go hunting during the fall, and I go fishing when I am not hunting. I like to wheel in the snow up in the mountains every so often, I have not gotten into mudding or "off-roading" too much. I would like to do some moderate muddin' from time to time. When I was up in the snow I put some very heavy gauge cam-lock chains on the rear and the truck wouldn't get stuck. But I found in deep, undriven, snow it slowed down and eventually stopped. I wasn't pushing the snow with the bumper, but I'm sure it was past my gearbox. I would like to be able to go farther next time.

    Currently I am running stock suspension, with 265/70 R16's. The rims are Eagle Alloy (can someone tell me if that means they are aluminum or steel?). My image for this truck is to make upgrades EQUAVILANT TO WHAT I DO WITH IT. Even though it would look AWESOME I won't be going with 33's. I'll do 285's (32' I think please confirm?) It is my understanding that these tires will allow me to do a 2.5" suspension lift w/o rubbing. Is this correct?

    For what this truck is doing, does everything sound ok so far?

    Moving on....

    Now where I am stuck at is WHAT KIND of suspention lift. My local shop says RevTek (http://store.revtek.com/p/1995-1-2-...uspension-system-also-requires-2-of-p-n-r2515)

    I am looking for the best quality lift, brands are not the issue here, it's more of the conponents and a REASON why to use those instead of the cheaper ones. Thank you for your help!!! Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    GREEKBOY12295

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    285's are a 33, and a 265 is a 32.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Wait so STOCK I'm running 32's? NOOOOO!
     
  4. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    265/75/16's is a 32. 265/70/16 is a 31
     
  5. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    MMumau

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    Ohhh:facepalm: I thought the three digit number was the size.... would I notice a difference running a size bigger?
     
  6. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    knowing your anticipated budget would be useful
     
  7. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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    Budget:

    Right now? $0

    The point is to save up for QUALITY stuff, I can be patient. I just want peace of mind through quality. But.... 1-1.5k?
     
  8. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    I have a BDS 4" lift on the front of mine, plus a new spring pack in the back...I run 33" tires...like you I hunt in the fall, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming or the like. I am up in the mountains a bit. I bet I use my four wheel drive a least once a month if not more! I call my 4 wheeling "cow trailing" as I am not a rock climbing type...
     
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    Just dropped the hammer on a full OME kit with LR UCAs.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    I would throw in another vote for ome. good quality lift and good performance
     
  13. Feb 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    So here is a really noob question... is OME like something the dealership does?
     
  14. Feb 15, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    Not likely. But you can order the parts thru toytec and several other companies. Then have someone to install it for you.
     
  15. Feb 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    for your budget, i would go with an OME setup and go with the Add-a-leaf instead of full leaf pack. leaves money left over to pay for install if you dont want to do it yourself, as well as alignment.
     
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    Ok what makes this an OME, in my mind OME is originally manufactured equiptment.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    Which means, toyota MAKES the parts...
     
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    OEM= Original Equipment Manufacturer OME= Old Man Emu
     
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    OME = Old Man Emu.

    The acronym you're looking for is OEM = original equipment manufacturer.
     
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