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$1,000.00 upgrade

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MAN N BLK, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    MAN N BLK

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    I’ve searched and read till my eyes cross. What does everyone recommend for a level/lift for my 2015 Tundra TRD? I’ve had it for a little over a year and it’s time to level up. I know opinions vary but I’m done looking.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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  3. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    for $1000 you have good options from Toytec and OME. You want lift coilovers and probably a shackle for rear for best ride. Stay away from spacers and blocks- do not ride well and do not play well offroad.
     
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    X2 avoid spacers
     
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  5. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    Definitely no spacers. I know many use them and that’s ok but if I’m taking her apart at 84k miles she’s getting new coilovers.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    Have had great experience with Toytec lifts. I’m sure they have an option for your price. Spend a little more and get the boss. You won’t regret it. Or a little mor for the Aluma series.
     
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    Also want to add that I’m getting new tires but not sure on size yet. Keeping stock wheels for now.
     
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    6112’s all the way for the price. Everything else will be a step down.
     
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    Well tires alone will eat up $1000. You need a bit more for all of it.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    Yessir. That will be a different expense
     
  11. Aug 1, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    I’m trying not to end up on the couch or front porch with the dog. Lol
     
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  13. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:04 PM
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    Aluma 2.0 says aftermarket upper control arms recommended. That would beat the budget to death. How important is it to do them now if I went that route?
     
  14. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:28 PM
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    Uca’s are for alignment. If you lift 2 inch or more, they really help you get better numbers
     
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    You could skip them, but your alignment will be off and you will be buying tires sooner than you'd like. I personally have been eyeing the Falcon shocks after seeing a post on here about them, but I don't know that they will give you the lift you want.
     
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    I did the Old Man Emu with 612 coils and toytec adjustable shackles, very happy with the results. Are you doing the install yourself or paying a shop? That will eat up your budget fast, the parts alone are right at $1000 or so.
     
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    SOS Performance has everything you need... I added the air bags, sway bar and shorter rear shocks. I am rolling on stock 18" wheels and tires, and my ground clearance is unchanged.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Plan is to install myself. OME is definitely one I was leaning towards.
     
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    I went OME and installed myself in the driveway. Took about 6 hours start to finish with the helping a friend. I’d say maybe 8 hours had I done it solo.

    I love the way my OME kit rides, I was in a Silverado as a rental all last week and being back in the tundra now, it’s night and day.
     
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    Quickly jumps to $2grand when adding uca and this and that. Also the word Tundra with anything you order adds a few hundred bucks more than said item should cost.
     
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    I honestly don’t have any experience with Tundra lifts. However if the Tundra Eibach shocks are anything like the 4Runner versions, I would buy them in a heartbeat OP... For the price point I will say they are better riding than the 5100’s. Eibach the nailed the valving.
     
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    Get the 6112's and set them at either 1.3 or 1.9. No UCA needed. Will be right around $1,000
     
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    Maybe I'm wrong. But before the 6112's came out you could have a discussion about what was best. OME, 5100's, Toytec's, ect. But after the 6112's came out the only reason to not get them is because you absolutely can't spend an extra $300-$400 dollars. 6112's are much larger than the others that are mentioned. The larger the piston, the more dampening you have the ability to get.
     
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    So if going 6112. Looking at shims on Toytec site for lean and it says not to use on adjustable coilovers?!
     
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    You dont need it on adjustable. You would just screw one side more than the other.

    5100/6112 aren't adjustable per say, more height selectable. Coilover has a threaded collar for a range of lift
     
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    You just adjust one 6112 on a different setting to account for that
     
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    I just checked and I’m level side to side so maybe I won’t need any adjustment. I was just thinking I’d seen some people use them to correct lean and keep coilovers set the same?
     
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    Not every Tundra has the lean. Mine doesn’t, so I sold my shims rather than using them. :thumbsup:
     

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