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Guide: Different Types of Lifts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by csuviper, May 24, 2014.

  1. Mar 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM
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    csuviper

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    Bilstein 5100s up front set at the highest setting or one step down should do it. This would only lift the front 1.5-2" and no lift in the back. Levels the truck out and helps with rubbing. Still might need to do the CMC.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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    Hi Brian, Just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job. It's a shame some people sit on there butts not helping others but are ready to criticize when they think they know more. Just wanted you to know you are appreciated.
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2016 at 5:18 AM
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    so in theory i could "level" my truck from the rear with drop shackles instead of going all out with an axel flip. is there any way to correct cons listed above ?
     
  4. May 20, 2016 at 4:12 PM
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    Hi Brian, Hate to be a pest but could recommend a lift for me. I have air bags in rear so probably 2 1/2" in the front. I want long life and good ride quality without losing travel. I don't off road much just a little exploring once every year or two with nothing hard core ( I might be a sissy). Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance, Fred.
     
  5. May 20, 2016 at 5:05 PM
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    What's the budget? Can do spacers, Bilisteins 5100's all around, Old Man Emu, Kings, Boss, Icon etc etc etc
     
  6. May 20, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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  7. May 20, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    Old Man EMU or similar. Little rougher of a ride, but they are built solid.
     
  8. May 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    Do you know a model # for the Old man EMU? 2013.
     
  9. May 20, 2016 at 5:57 PM
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  10. May 20, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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    I called 4wheeler to order the Old Man EMU and they talked me into buying the Bilisteins 5100. I was wondering why would I need rear Bilisteins when the height is just fine.
     
  11. May 20, 2016 at 9:51 PM
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    With the Bilstein 5100 front shocks you have to use your stock coils. They have several settings 0-2.4" lift. You can go to the top height and still get full range out of the shock. Others have said they don't ride too stiff. You can either just do that height or pair it with 1" rear block so that you are just a little higher in the rear. The rear Bilsteins are extended length from stock so they give you 1" or so more travel. They are also a better ride than stock.
     
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  12. May 20, 2016 at 9:53 PM
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    The OME kit comes with a new spring. You can pay a little extra and get them put together for you so all you have to do is swap Coilovers. No need for a spring compressor at home this way. They are set to 2.5" front lift. The come with 1" rear block so you should be slightly higher in the rear but not buy much.
     
  13. May 20, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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    The Toytec boss kit is the best suspension I have had yet. Smooth on the road and takes up bumps nice. Price is little over $1200. Fully adjustable front Coilovers. I have mine set around 3.25" font and 1" rear at the moment. The kit comes with 1 or 1.5" rear block. I opted for the rear shackles that are a little extra.
     
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  14. Sep 2, 2016 at 2:10 PM
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  15. Sep 23, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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    Bilstein advertisement brochure explaining benefits of new coilover vs a spacer.
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Dec 19, 2016 at 9:11 AM
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    Thanks for the info. LOts of options
     
  17. Dec 19, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    Your welcome!!
     
  18. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    My buddy wants to buy my trd pro shocks off me do you know if it will fit his 2007 tundra SR5 5.7 its a 4×4 too staff member
     
  19. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:31 AM
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    Yes the suspension is the same between 2007 and current. They will fit.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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    Thanks alot any modifications needed? Or they will just bolt right on? Thanks again staff member
     
  21. Dec 19, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    They will bolt right up.
     
  22. Dec 30, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Great thread, to add
     
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  23. Jan 2, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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    So i called my local toyota store there saying they wont fit there a reason why they would say that? If 2007 to current is the same.?
     
  24. Mar 3, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    If the Bilstein all around setup lifts the front about 2.5 inches and then the rear goes up 1 inch the truck is still not level correct or is it too minimal to really notice , Thanks in advance , sawz.
     
  25. Mar 3, 2017 at 8:46 PM
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    It all depends on what you have. DC or crewmax. DC's are higher in the back due to pivot point and amount of load capability. CM has a shorter bed so shorter pivot and less load capability, therefore the CM bed height lies a little lower than the DC.
    Either way if it's PERFECTLY level, the way the lines are on our tundras, it would look nose high. My 12 DC has a 1" block in the back with a 3" set suspension in front and looks perfect to me. Measurements are 1.25 higher in the back and looks level from all angles (aesthetically speaking)

    I would say a 3/1 or a 2.5/0 level is a good rule of thumb. Although, every truck is different so it could be off my a half inch, which could make a big difference in perception.
     
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  26. Mar 3, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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    I like the 2.5/0 look it would be perfect for my DC.
     
  27. Mar 3, 2017 at 9:40 PM
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    You'd still have roughly a 1" rake. Perfect IMO.

    Go for it brother!
     
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    I am ready to order , need that before I move on to new wheels.
     
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    where does one buy the Bilstein 6112 pre assembled , I could install but never compress the spring without renting tools and is that the better way to get the front up near level or do spacers work just fine , thanks in advance for thoughts .
     
  30. Mar 4, 2017 at 5:46 AM
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    Stay away from spacers. They kill your ride quality and increases chances of a broken or blown shock.
    I had spacers before getting my BOSS kit.
    You can probably get the bilsteins preassembled at some 4wp location or off-road store that carries them. Not sure if you can order them like that online.
     
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