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Guide: Different Types of Lifts

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

  1. Mar 4, 2017 at 5:46 AM
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    Law323

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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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  2. Mar 4, 2017 at 6:15 AM
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    OK thanks for the info , so I will order the Bilsteins 6112 front assembly today , do I go for the 2.50 lift/level or do I go 1.90 which is almost a 2 inch lift , right ? I think the largest tire/wheel combo (no cutting) without going 3 inches in front only requires 1.50-2.00 inches so why do the extra .50 , I read that it can cause some problems with traction control and the upper control arms when maxing out to the full 2.50 , Thank You.
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2017 at 6:32 AM
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    I haven't heard of any problems with traction control, nor have I experienced any with my 3/1 lift (on stock UCA's)

    Chances are you should be just fine with stock UCA's at 2.5".
    The reason they say it causes problems is if you go wheeling, you'll experience a wide range of wheel travel. At the angle of the UCA when lifted, too much downward wheel travel would cause the UCA to hit or rub your coil. I have yet to experience that on 3". (But I rarely go off-road and when I do, it's only on some trails to my hunting cabin and some fishing holes. Nothing like some of these guys do) Although a few of guys on this forum needed the aftermarket UCA's at 2.5-3". Every truck is different. Some need it, some don't. Hard to say unless you actually put them on.
    Worst case scenario, you put them on and find you need UCA's, set them on 1.9" and if you want to go taller after a while, get UCA's and adjust back up to 2.5".
    Exactly why I like adjustable coilovers.
     
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  4. Mar 4, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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    Ordered the Bilstein 6112 for the front and the 5100 for the rear pre assembled and ready to install , should be here by Tuesday the 7th.
    I don't see the need for the upgraded rear 5160 as opposed to the 5100 when I will not tearing it up off road. I hope to achieve the added height and of course a smooth ride .
     
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  5. Mar 4, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    Good plan. That'll help with a smoother ride and added height!!
    Enjoy brother!!
     
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  6. Mar 4, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    I believe Toytec offers it preassembled for an extra fee.

    Edit.. looks like you already purchased.
     
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  7. Mar 4, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    Thnx for the reply , order is in and delivery is too soon because I will not get em installed till next week , but let the parts fly .
     
  8. Apr 22, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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    Is This a 5 inch lift or 8 total?

    IMG_0067.jpg
     
  9. Apr 22, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    7 in kinda. Looks like 7 inches in the front and 4.5 or so on the rear
     
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    I think I'm gong to go with a 3/1 leveling kit with 295/70r18s maybe coopers or toyos??.... I don't want to void any warranties as my truck is a week or so new. This will work right? I don't see info for the 3/1 kit ProComp
     
  11. Jul 2, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    You won't void a warranty with a leveling kit. And yeah it should fit depending on wheel offset.
     
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    Great thread. Thanks OP.
     
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