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3" front 3" rear kit

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rick4x421, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Jul 5, 2016 at 2:25 PM
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    Rick4x421

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    2012 4x4, 5.7flex, just hit 170,000miles without a hiccup.7th Toyota truck, 3rd Tundra in a row. Looking into a new 2017. Looking at raising this 3-4" before giving to son, has anyone tried a 3" front, 3" rear kit? Seeing more and more of these
     
  2. Jul 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Welcome from CO! Damn, 170k miles on a 2012? You drive a LOT!
     
  3. Jul 5, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    The typical lift is a 3/1 lift to level the truck out. Gives a much nicer appearance when lifted. I would only suggest going with the 3/3 if planning to tow alot.
    3" rear block is just too high. No shackles that I know of give 3" lift. Your best bet would be Dakar rear 2" lift springs with 1" block or 1" lift shackle.
     
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  4. Jul 5, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    What about Dakar rear springs? How much actual lift do they give? Could shackles be added?
     
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    Dakar spring will give your about 2 & 1/2 inches of lift in the rear. I think shackles could be added, but with 2 & 1/2 inches of lift already, how much more would you want to lift?
     
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    I think it would be much too high in the back with a 3". If you tow a lot, I'd go with some Firestone airbags. Most I would consider going is 2"
    I have a DC and put a 3/1 and the rear sits 1.25" higher in the back. Perfect look IMO
     
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    agreed.
    aside from the aesthetic appearance of a 3/1 being nicer there will be less axle wrap to deal with and you won't diminish the function of the rear shocks and leafs nearly as much.
     

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