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Coilovers or no coil over ? 4" lift or 7"

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ron Burgundy, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Mar 22, 2015 at 8:01 AM
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    Ron Burgundy

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    Anyone out there that can answer this question . I was told by installer if I lift 4" or higher to get more of a better ride I should a coil over system , how much better is it?? Is there a ride difference with 4" lift on 35 tire vs 7" lift on 37 tire ? Please help me I'm drilling my head on which way to go
     
  2. Mar 22, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    Which lift kit? I would go coil overs.

    Anything at 6" + of lift you will be cutting the frame.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2015 at 10:17 AM
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    Not sure what's s good 4" lift, I prefer fox coil over 2.5, I like the BDS 7" coil over but they don't offer a 4". Do you know of kit that has the fox setup or is better if I build? To answer your question on the 7" lift my 15 tundra stock won't fit in my garage lol, it's 2 " to long!! I originally wanted a small lift to fit I'm the garage but since it's going to be outside I don't maybe I should go bigger. Do you know if there is a ride difference between 4" & 7" coilover? I have a good size budget for the lift, so price is not an issue just want it to ride good. Thanks Sean226
     
  4. Mar 22, 2015 at 10:36 AM
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    Spacer lift with stock struts have horrible ride quality. Coilovers are a much better ride.
    You don't necessarily need coilovers. Coilovers are essentially adjustable struts. You would just need longer struts to match the lift and avoid the spacers. Problem is that I'm not sure what struts are out there for 4" or 7" lifts. Coilovers may be the only option.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2015 at 11:08 AM
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    Thanks ! Still need to know if there is a big difference from ride quality from 4 to 7 coilover system. I like the look of a 7 but I don't want to sacrifice the ride quality.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2015 at 9:43 PM
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    Higher center of gravity. You will feel the difference in turns. Shouldn't be bad if your adding wider tires and effectively widening the stance.
     
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