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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by HOTDAM, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Jul 29, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    HOTDAM

    HOTDAM [OP] Feeling Dangerous

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    I have spent weeks looking at Lift options for my truck and having no real knowledge on the subject the struggle is real.

    Here is what I am planning on so far.

    Toyo AT2's 295/70/18
    Black rhino warlord wheels18"
    Ionic black 51 series running boards.

    I originally was thinking a 3/1 leveling kit with spacers but after reading about towing and quality/ride/longevity I am now torn. Now leaning towards some billstein 5100's in front and no idea about back.

    Help a brother out.

    Some questions I have.

    What is stock stance on 13 crewmax? Will 2.5 lift in front level it?

    Will billstein 5100 go higher than 2.5 inches?
    Do I do billstein 5100's in front and rear or just front and spacer or shackles in back?

    Any advice is welcome and thanks.
     
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    Toytec boss kit or radflo if you only wanna go 3 in
     
  3. Jul 29, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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  4. Jul 29, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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    If you want to save a few $ and still want 3" lift and be somewhat level, the OME setup is nice. Mine gets a workout almost every weekend now until end of hunting season this fall. Works quite well for me. Call ToyTec. Tell them your budget. ToyTec says 2.5" but easily 3". Stay away from spacer lift/level unless you never go off the road.


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  5. Jul 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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    Welcome from Colorado
     
  7. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    Go with a Toytec BOSS kit. I have mine cranked to 3.5" here

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  8. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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  9. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    Thanks guys. So if I do 1 inch in the back and am loaded up will it still set level? Plan on buying a travel trailer in a year and want to try and sit level with it on.

    IMG_4921.jpg
     
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  10. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    Slow learner here.
     
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  11. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    I'll second the OME lift. I had it on my 99 4Runner, 00 Disco and 10 Tacoma. I plan on getting it for my Tundra as well.
     
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  12. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    A very decent quality budget friendly setup. No complaints here either.
     
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    Jsena Trend setter, not a follower!!

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    Welcome from Vegas..
     
  14. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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    Is there any maintenance needed with these lifts over life of truck? Plan on keeping the truck until it dies.
     
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    I have an Add-a-leaf on the rear springs. Truck sat level with no load. Added nuke proof ToyTec shackles to regain some rake. Truck rides level with a decent load in the back. Adding air bags at some point.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Not really. Just inspect them occasionally..
     
  17. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    If you go with ToyTec they recommend cleaning the springs and shocks at the same time you do oil changes. That's it.
     
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    I pressure wash mine almost every weekend at my local car wash. Actually the whole undercarriage...Old habit..Can't hurt...
     
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  19. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    4:88s and Auburn LSD, dealership faux Pro, 35" BFGs on XD wheels, OME Lift with Dakars
    ^^^^ What he said. Then every spring I will spray the OME rear spring pack with a rust inhibitor and a little graphite spray on the bushings (ya I'm a geek)
     
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  20. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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    I do plan on losing my OEM springs and AAL at some point and complete the setup with the OME leaf pack.
     
  21. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    What would the leaf pack do?
     
  22. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    On another post I saw people talking about rubbing and having to hack at the CMC or something like that. Guessing any decent shop will fix rubbing it it's an issue.
     
  23. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    Also with these kits that are adjustable does anyone actual adjust them from time to time or just a benefit that is not really used?
     
  24. Jul 29, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    I wash mine with every wash. I just spray it down.
     
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    You might not need to do that since you're going a 34" tire. Just a skid plate trim and mud flaps removal. Should be golden.
    It's a good benefit to have but not needed. It helps with truck lean and if you're in the mood to go higher or lower, you can always crank it to your liking.

    I'm cranking mine up to 3.5 when I get bigger tires.
     
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    That's what she said.
     
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    My stock springs are 10 years old now and will have to be replaced at some point. The OME spring packs give you rear lift to complement the OME front setup. My AAL and shackle combo suffices quite well for now.
     
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  28. Jul 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    On my Tacoma I had a true lift, maybe that is an inaccurate description. With the OME spring pack there was no need for a 1"block or add a leaf to lift the rear. It also seemed to do well on and off road and it hasn't sagged in the rear yet. Pricier yes, buy once cry once.
     
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    Once you get them to the height you want, you really won't touch the height until you make some changes. But is really good to adjust for the Toyota lean.
     
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    Is this something you can do easily with a turn and a took or take of wheels etc?

    What is the CMC?
     

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