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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Basskrazee, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Sep 1, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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    Which coil over manufacturer would give me the most front lift on my truck?
    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 1, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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    Mid-travel? Long travel?

    How much lift do you want?
     
  3. Sep 1, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    Please explain the difference. I am looking to raise the front 3 to 3 1/2"
     
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  4. Sep 1, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    I'm not sure that coil overs alone would be the best move, I'd invest in some shocks to go with them if you haven't already.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    I just heard yesterday that the Toytec show truck which is driven alot by the owner has his Toytec Boss coilovers set up at 4" front lift. He has ~1" down travel remaining.
    Your standard 3" lift Icons and Kings should go up to 4" as well. Typically all 3 show a max height of 3.5".
    The problems start occurring with your OEM components. Wheel bearings, steering tie rod ends, cv axles, etc are stressed more and can have premature wear. New UCA's would be needed to go above 3" to get that extra down travel needed for the height as well as get your alignment in spec.

    4" and taller you should go with a drop bracket lift like zone, BDS, procomp, fabtec, etc. These have spacers for the smaller coilovers but you could upgrade to full length coilovers as well.
     
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  6. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    @csuviper covered your question. Sorry, I was a little bowed up today.

    So have you made a decision on a lift then?
     
  7. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    I appreciate the input. I think 3" to 3 1/2" will be plenty of lift. If UCAs will bring the truck into alignment will be installed as well. Besides UCAs do I need to consider anything else if I stay in the 3/3 1/2 range? Toytec Boss will probably win out. I've read nothing but good things about the product.I like the fact that they work on Toyota products only. Lastly if the extra 1/2" will cause future OEM part problems, then I'll not do that. I plan on having this truck for a long time, and want to build making good decisions. I value all of the advice.
    Thanks.
     
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  8. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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    Bigger tires
     
  9. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    Yes sir Sean266. When I wear the michelins out I'll up grade the tires.
     
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    Do a ToyTec diff drop as well. One stop shop.
     
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    Speaking of coil overs, rebuilding some King 14x2.0 tonight on a washer and dryer. How flippen ghetto can one get....

    Doing the Happy Gilmore
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    I told them to come over and use my bench.....kids
     
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  12. Sep 1, 2016 at 10:03 PM
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    Where was your wife when you went coil over ghetto on "her" washer/dryer?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Errrrr....bench...........
     
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    She was probably at home. If we were at my house, the shocks would have been in the vise and not on some washer and dryer. I just shook my head and said "let's do this" lol
     
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    Thought it was at your place. heh heh. Redo.... Where was the "kids"mom while going coil over ghetto on her W/D?
     
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    Oh these guys don't live at home or have wives to worry about. Lol

    These are just extra W/D aka workbenches. I first for me.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2016 at 10:23 PM
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    Thread jack...By the way, If you are heading by way of Ft Garland this weekend, I'll be at my property hopefully no later than 1pm or so tomorrow. Be there until noon Monday. Be happy to show you the "place".
     
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    Unfortunately, we will be on the western slope.
     
  19. Sep 2, 2016 at 7:58 AM
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    The more you crank up the coilovers, the harsher the ride. Different coilovers offer different spring rates too, usually 600 or 700 lbs. You can add coach builder shims to get a little height without cranking quite as much but you loose a little travel. A .25" shim gives .5" of lift and you loose the .25" in travel. Also, I've read: Kings 3.25", Fox 3", ADS 4".... just what I've found on the web. I'm installing the ADS with one CB shim on the passenger side and two on the driver side to counteract the Tundra lean. As mentioned above, you'll need the dif drop and probably a carrier bearing drop. IMO the rear should be lifted with shackles not blocks. Coach builder and Toytech both offer them.
     
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    I decided this morning to go grouse hunting instead.



    16tunterd is spot on. New UCA's are really a must too to complete the setup for optimal performance and alignment. Something I still need to do.
     
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    Well Matt, if you find yourself out in Montrose, Gypsum, Buena Vista area....let us know.
     
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    I'll be up Michigan Hill with the occasional JP, FJ, lifted Cherokees. No trucks again as usual. No tourists. Just more scratches. Off grid/off map
     
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    On Wednesday we should be in Johnsons Village just south of you off 285.
     
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    I got zero grouse for the first time and got soaking wet. Going back up tomorrow. Isn't insanity doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result and I know for a fact tomorrows weather is supposed to be the same????
     
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    If you see this....

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    Say hi hand have some beers.
     
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    Michigan Hill is 3000ft above Central City in Gilpin County and I'll be back at work Wed. S**t
     
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    Hi, That used to be a JP. It's a monster now.
     
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    We ran down for a shake down run tonight on Independence Trail. Quick run.

    Amazing that some trails make 40" tires feel like 31s
     
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    You do have the "Trail Rated" OEM JP Patriot badge on it I hope so no one gets confused.
     
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    Lol...no sir. Just Stay the Trail and Crawl Magazine. That is it...

    It is ColoradoTJ mall rated.
     
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