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Which Lift for My Truck?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BAP_29, Aug 9, 2009.

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Which Lift?

Poll closed Sep 8, 2009.
  1. Bilsteins at 2.5"

    16 vote(s)
    48.5%
  2. Full 3" Lift (Specify which lift)

    17 vote(s)
    51.5%
  1. Aug 9, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    BAP_29

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    I have an 05 Prerunner DC Sport that Im thinking about lifting. Im not sure whether I should go with the bilsteins and set them at 2.5 or go ahead and get a full 3 inch lift. I wont be doing any offroading with it, i honestly just love the stance of these trucks lifted. Im only 16, so Im leaning towards the bilsteins since it seems like a cheap but good lift.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    3" from toytec! Choose one!!!:D
     
  3. Aug 9, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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  4. Aug 9, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    theyre worth it from what ive heard
     
  5. Aug 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    yeah i havnt heard a bad thing about the toytec lifts either. but I just thought you guys would recommend the bilsteins to start out with. Is that extra half inch realy worth all that extra money??
     
  6. Aug 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    I'd go Bilsteins. It's at 2.5'', so it's a good chance that you're NOT going to have to buy new UCA's, which are very expensive. Billy's give a nice lift, and are easy on the budget. ;)
     
  7. Aug 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Does anybody have any pics of a side by side shot of a 2.5" bilstein lift next to a 3" lift? Or if anybody has seen both are the differences really noticeable?
     
  8. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    Colton

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    It's difference is not very noticeable.

    Hold on, I'll find you some pictures.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    aight thanks colton
     
  10. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    5100s are good at 2.5 prolly wont have any issues with that a 3 inch lift might mess up your stock uca's
     
  11. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    No problem! Glad I can help!

    Here is a pic of 2.5'' with the Bilsteins. Courtesy of Derekabraham's truck. :cool:

    [​IMG]

    And here is one with a 3''. Not much difference, as you can see. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    As far as looks they do look the same... but what about the ride quality. I don't know, but I would imagine the 3" option would produce a much better ride.

    If you're just interested in looks and on a shoe string budget, it sounds like the 5100's would be a good route to take. I don't have either so I can't offer any solid advice. :eek:
     
  13. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    yeah your right. i didnt think there would be much. I think im deff better off goin with the billys at 2.5" considerin there so much cheaper
     
  14. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    go with the bilsteins and save money for other mods. thats what i did and i really like it
     
  15. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    yeah good idea cuz rims and tires are soo much. i may even hold off on the tires cuz i think its the rims and lift that really set off the truck. I think i want the Dick Cepek DC-1 polished rims. I think id rather have those first instead of a/t tires.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    Yep, not much difference at all. :)
    X2..
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:28 AM
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    The truck pictured above does not have stock wheels or tires. The top truck does. If you are only looking at the wheel well, it is misleading.

    I agree that there is not much difference between 2.5 and 3. I'm going with the OME setup and expect 2.5" of lift. That way I can keep my stock UCA's (for now).
     
  18. Aug 11, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    I thought Derek got 265/75's... :confused: :eek:
     
  19. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    he does. i checked it on his build. i think i might go with 265/70/17. much cheaper than the 285s
     
  20. Aug 12, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    FYI
    The billy at 2.5 is a 3" lift.

    Do it right and get a set UCA's.
     
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