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whats a good set up?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Ggiannig89, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Hey everyone I hav a 08 4cyl normal cab and I was wondering wat a decent set up would be for a little lift with some off road wheels and tires with out busting the bank. Thanks
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    are you going for looks or performance?

    OME, Daystar, or Fat Bobs has spacer lifts for the front end. Mostly for looks, but they are around $100 I think they'll fit the 5 lug
    Readylift has a kit for $290 with spacers and an AAL specifically made for 5 lugs

    As far as rims go, you kinda have to figure out what you want.

    Same for tires, but Cooper Zeon ltz are a pretty decent price
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    A little bit of both, I haven't been into the scene all that long so I'm not totally ready to get the best products yet
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    How much do you want to spend?
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    I was thinking somewhere around 2000 but not sure if that's a realistic price or not
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    for 2000 you could get a decent setup.

    If your not in a super rush to get them, spend some time searching the threads and get an idea of what you want.

    If I were you I'd start with the OME spacer's just to level out the truck. Then I'd spend the rest of the money on your rims and tires. If you want to go higher you can upgrade part by part and then get bigger tires when your first set runs out.

    just for reference, I spent

    $700 on coil overs and rear resevoir shocks from Donahoe
    $50 for used Add-a-leafs in the rear
    $800 on 17" XD Revolver rims
    $1000 on 285 Nitto Terra Grappler Tires

    This got me a 2.5 inch lift
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    X2...... i got a spacer lift and now i regret it. go with a coilover setup like Icon or something similar.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    Do you have a preRunner/4x4 or a 5 lugger?
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    I have a 5 lug 4cyl reg cab 5 speed
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    I agree, if you have the money go for coilovers, but your going to go over your $2000 budget.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Yea I kno:(w haha so any ideas?
     
  13. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    that ready lift is a good kit. $290 isn't bad for the lift you'll get. A buddy of mine's tacoma had spacers from the dealer and he's never had a complaint with them. Your not going to get a lot of off road performance benefits, though.


    link to posts about readylift
     
  14. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Thinking I'm gonna go with some thing like that thanx everyone, wat about wheels and tires? I know there's a bunch of different options but I just wanna get some ideas of what other people hav out there
     
  15. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    There are guys running bigger tires than that with this lift. I do know you will have to cut, and I can't attest to how much it will rub. Check the ready lift thread.

    Pro Comp has some good looking rims for the five lug.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    X 100,000,000

    I have a spacer lift and it's the worst money I've spent on my truck.
    I HATE it. And hate is a very strong word.
    I have had the spacers for like 2 or 3 months now and I'm buying Coil overs this weekend.
    Even if you plan on doing minimal off road, or if you just drive on the street all day, the ride quality is just horrific.
    You can feel every single bump in the road and on the dirt.
    It's bad.

    You can get yourself a set of toytec coil overs (600-700)
    Add a leaf in the rear for like 150?
    That's 750$ - 850$ - 900$
    that leaves you about 1100 for some rims/tires.
    If you go used you can get some for even less than that.
    If you go new, save up a couple hundred more.
    You won't regret it.
    Take it from someone who did it the wrong way the first time.

    Good luck!
     
  18. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    I don't know where you found donahoe CO's for 700?
    If you found them for 700 cann you tell me where?
    Lol
     
  19. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    I got them from Norwalk Toyota when they stopped carrying DH. they had a booth at a 4wheel parts show. I talked to the guy and he hooked me up.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    if in so cal and you want to wheel that thing, your likely option is going to be desert wheeling....

    do it right and get into long travel and have some fun with it...
     
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