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what suspension for my needs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by roccowolf, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Nov 2, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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    roccowolf

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    2015 TRD 4x4, Automatic, 6 cylinder. Hello all, just joined the group due to buying a new Taco. I could use some advice. The truck will be driven on road only. I would like to lift the truck around 3" and fit it with 33" tires. I need the rear suspension to be stiffer for hauling and towing once in a while. The rear suspension is too soft. I loaded the bed with luggage and rear was already sagging. I do want to keep the suspension as comfortable as possible. Thank you in advance for any advice offered.
    3" lift and 33" tires is only a guess or average. I am not familiar with these trucks and can use all the help you can offer.
    Lou
     
  2. Nov 2, 2014 at 6:04 PM
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    What are you going to be using your lift for? Off road or in town mostly?
     
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    It states on the road only.
     
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    For on road only you can always use the 5100's with either stock coils or eibechs and an AAL for the rear.
     
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    welcome...What is your Budget ?
     
  6. Nov 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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    He was right. All on road use. Lift is for looks only, the wife actually wants it lifted, I can care less. But I didn't want to lift it and still have a soft rear suspension. I wanted the rear suspension a little stiffer for towing and hauling once in a while. So just adding blocks won't work. I need to alter the suspension. I do not want to put a lot of money into this. I was thinking AAL, but I have never done that. Usually change the entire suspension. But that was in muscle cars. I never altered truck suspension for lifts.
    AAL doesn't sound bad, just wanted other opinions. If I add AAL in rear do I go with coil over in front? Then what else is needed, extend break lines, change pinion angle, etc.?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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    Check out our (All-Pro Off Road) rear Expedition Leafs More heavy duty for bigger loads and give you the lift that you are looking for. You can also match it in the front with a set of new coil overs from us!:goingcrazy::goingcrazy:
     
  8. Nov 6, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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    You'll want a new pack in the rear as it is the best option. Yota leafs suck. I had an AAL in there when I did my suspension and it rode like crap. It only lasted 3k miles. I now have the Dakar leaf pack plus the D29XL leaf in there. Love it.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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