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Deciding between Pro Comp, Ready Lift and BDS kits?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by XDS, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Jun 15, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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    Hi Tundras!

    So i know theres a million topics on lift kits. I been researching forever now and i have decided to go with either the 4in pro comp lift kit, 4in ready lift kit or should i get the 4.5 BDS? I will be putting 35s on 20 in wheels. Still looking at what kind atm. But any helpful info between those would be great. Or if you suggest something else please lmk. Autoanything.com has the procomp 4 in lift kit for 1729.00 and a 200 dollar mail in rebate, ready lift is about 1000 and BDS is around 2k(more than i kinda wanna spend). I dont do much off roading but would like to have fun on the weekends or whenever i feel up to it. Wanting to lift it very soon here. Thanks!
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2017 at 10:09 PM
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    Just fyi, I tweaked your title a bit to help attract the attn of the folks familiar with your particular choices! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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    I have a procomp stage 2 6 in and I like it. Just an fyi I believe all 3 of the lifts you're looking at are spindle lifts. So you are going to need a rim with a 5in bs. Other words stock rims won't work unless you use spacers and even then it may be close. 18x9 rim would be a 0mm OS to achieve 5in BS
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2017 at 6:19 AM
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    No personal experience with any of those, but ProComp I hear has nothing but rough rides.
     
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  5. Jun 16, 2017 at 6:31 AM
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    U want a spacer lift? IMO stay away from..spacer kit is a rough ride not too great for off-roading i came into lift kit scene blind til i got great info on here but it's too late cause my cross member is cut i would avoid a kit that cuts into your cross member cause mine came with a 6" RC kit and my CV axle angles are flexed out that i dont like you wanna keep cv axle angles pretty much horizontal remember these are our opinions its up to you on how or what you gonna do with your ride look at some coil over kits also Check out toytec.com BOSS Kit...post pics of your ride
     
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  6. Jun 16, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    NO experience with the 4 in but my procomp with coilovers rides better than my buddy's 7in bds with coilovers. Just my $.02
     
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  7. Jun 16, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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    I would stay away from the readylift since its just a spacer lift. Same for rc. Alot of people say they get terrible cv angles on the rc 4 and 6 inch kit.

    If you are going with anything over 3", a drop bracket lift would be better (except for rc) as you keep the stock cv angles. Procomps 4" lift looks like it has good cv angles and bds also, plus with bds, you can upgrade to coilovers leter if you want.
     
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  8. Jun 16, 2017 at 1:05 PM
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    Same with ProComp
     
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  9. Jun 16, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    BDS and ProComp are the most popular ones for our trucks. I like ProComp's because, unless they removed it, it comes with support braces behind the bracket to one of the frame crossmembers. However, I went with BDS because it had a skid plate integrated with it. I believe ProComp now offers a skid, too, though.

    Both kits drop the front differential the exact same distance. ICON makes a "large lifted application" coilover stated for ProComp but it works just fine for BDS (I'm running them). It's really just their regular coilover offering for the Tundras but with a integrated spacer at the bottom of the shaft. It's theoretically the same as using the bottom strut spacers that come with the BDS kit.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    Pro comp stage 2 here. 6". Rides fine. My wife prefers the ride over her escalade.
     
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  11. Jun 20, 2017 at 2:15 AM
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    Just researching lifts like usual at 2:13 Am, had a question for all you lift guys... so this particular lift Ready Lift 6 inch or 8 inch comes with 3 inch or 5 inch blocks in rear.. depending on which you get.. it also comes with Bilstien 5125 for Rear shocks. Says it's 3-5 inches in lift.. so what's that really mean?? If you get the upgrad d shocks, are they not using the blocks anymore?? Or does it still use blocks and the 3-5 inch lift Bilsteins ??? :help:

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  12. Jun 20, 2017 at 3:08 AM
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    Both. Block lifts rear. Shock dampens rear. Ideal set up is upgraded shocks and a combo of new leafs and or shackles. Blocks compromise ride some.
     
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  13. Jun 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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    ??? So it used both but why is it saying it gives 3-5 inches of lift in rear.. the blocks going to give you 3-5 inches depending on if you get the 6-8 inch lift kit, so you're getting 3-5 inch blocks for rear and you're also getting 3-5 inches with th bilsteins??
     
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    Rear lift is given by block only. The stocks are just correct length for lift.
     
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    What ^^ said. Basically the shocks will work with a rear lift of 3-5".
     
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  16. Jun 20, 2017 at 12:54 PM
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    6 in lift comes with 3 in blocks
    8 in lift comes with 5 in blocks
    Bds 7 in lift comes with 4 in blocks....
    See the pattern :D
     
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  17. Jun 20, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    Yea, I was just thrown off by when they say it also has bilsteins rear shocks for 3-5 inches of lift.. I was thinking that's addition to the blocks height.. which its not right???
     
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    Oh, he can handle much more than 5"... o_O
     
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    Correct. 3 in of height is what you'll get with a 3 in block and 5 with 5. Shocks don't lift just give you your squishy feeling
     
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    Even 5 inches is a bit much for me
     
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    Lmao
     
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    @Spvrtan may I ask for your alignment spec? I have some people having issues with outside wear on tires and would like to see if we can dial as close to as possible to reduce outside wear.
     
  23. May 12, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    I'm going to have to try and dig up my alignment sheet later but having Coachbuilder's tie rod ends helps. More importantly, having adjustable UCAs (ie. any aftermarket arm) will allow your alignment tech to adjust the caster for better alignment numbers.
     
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    Thank you! i'm having outside wear on tires. I got 4th alignment done and seems to work much better than before but having new tires will help more to see if it's wearing better. And yea if you can get the alignment sheet it would be greatly appreciated!!
     

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