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Best leveling kit?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Seanson, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Mar 21, 2016 at 5:42 AM
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    Seanson

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    What's the best and most economical way to level out your truck?

    I've seen lots of spacer kits that sit on top of the strut. Around $115CAD on Amazon. BDS.ca has a kit for $235CAD. How is the ride quality ?and does this method mess with the cv/differential geometry ?
     
  2. Mar 21, 2016 at 7:51 AM
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    That answer is going to vary. Different strokes for different folks. What's your budget?
     
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    Right now under $500 would be nice. I'm not planning on doing bigger tires I just want to get the level look. I've also been looking a way to take the rake out of the rear end, but there's not many options to go that route
     
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    Avoid the spacer and jump to a Bilstein 5100 or the copy ProComp ProRunner or spend a little more for the OME complete lift kit.
    I have the Toytec Ultimate Bilstein lift kit that uses the 5100s in a fully adjustable coilover. Never had any problems. Rides great.
     
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    I second @csuviper , I'll be getting the Bilstein 5100 shocks and getting new OEM springs. The Bilstein's run about $100 for each ($200 to level the front, $400 if you do all 4).

    With the addition of being able to level your truck you'll get a better ride.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    So you just install the bilstein and original coils? Did you use the diff drop kit as well? Want to level my new tundra
     
  8. Oct 4, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Pretty sure that’s what most do. A diff drop is unnecessary if you’re only lifting the front 2 inches. The TRD pro comes leveled with no differential drop. I would think Toyota would deem it necessary if it was going to be a problem. I think the consensus is 2-1/2-3 inches lift in front and above, is when you need the drop.

    Oh and welcome! Good job searching. Make another thread and introduce yourself as well as your truck. Pics needed LOL just of the truck is fine.
     
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