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Leveling kit for truck

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Hammerhead9813, May 16, 2017.

  1. May 16, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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    Hammerhead9813

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    I have a 2011 2x4 Tundra quad cab. Put new tires on and want to put a leveling kit. New to this and not sure whether to buy one online or take truck in and have a place put what they have in stock. What should I look for in purchasing kit and what labor should run?
     
  2. May 16, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    I'd get shocks over spacers.

    Bilsteins are good shocks but only go up to 2.5" of lift in front. Toytec BOSS is adjustable from 1" to 3.5"

    Trust me, with spacers, you'll feel every single bump up to your teeth.
     
  3. May 16, 2017 at 9:04 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Depends on what you do with your truck lots of off roading heavy mild light pavement queen? Stay away from spacer kit its really stiff n rough check out toytec.com boss kit
     
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    You've got even more options with a 2x. You can replace the front spindles and get lift that way. I don't know anything about it though. @dragos28 would know more.
     
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  5. May 17, 2017 at 4:42 AM
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    I have bilstein 5100's at the middle setting (1.57"). this still leaves a slight rake. I had 4 wheel parts install it and it ran about $500 for installing the shocks, mounting and balancing, and the alignment. as others have said, stay away from spacers. the 5100's are the next least expensive option. i am extremely happy with the way it turned out. you can check out my build thread for pictures:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/netmonkeys-build-thread.11976/
     
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  6. May 17, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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    What are you ultimately trying to do? Just level out the front end or lift and level the whole truck?



    -David
     
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  7. May 17, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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    It sounds like you have purchased the tires already? What size did you go with? The amount of lift you want to get will depend on the size of the tire. Bilstein 5100 is nice since you could adjust how much lift you get. I agree with the above opinion that you should avoid spacer leveling kit.
     
  8. May 17, 2017 at 9:13 PM
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    i first started out with a spacer leveling kit. pro comp.
    used the stock coil overs. TBH, the ride was the same as before. if you are just going for looks, spacers are ok. but dont take it off road, they will fail you.
    and on that note, i do have a set of procomp 3" spacers that have been sitting around for quite a while, maybe i'll sell them. PM me.
     
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  9. Jun 8, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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    I'm running a 4" toytec spacer in the front and a 2" rear block. I like the stance, labor cost roughly $700 which includes an alignment
     
  10. Jun 18, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    sub'd, since I'm in the same boat.........just put on new tires and would eventually like to level out the front.
     

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