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Leveling kit or?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Erick, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Erick

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    Well, I got a leveling kit over a year ago, needless to say, I had no idea that I needed an alignment after it was done. I told myself that I'd get my leveling kit installed after I get some new tires. Well, new tire time has come. Got a set of duratracs

    I got my new tires and took truck to get the kit installed and my tires aligned. The tech quoted me over the phone it would cost 550. After I went into the shop they said that it'll cost me 900. I asked why the change, they said it'll take 6 to 8 hours to install. I walked

    I called another places they also quoted me 550 over the phone, I went in, they wanted 790 after they seen it. They said that it's hard to install and it might take all day.

    I called the 1800 tech support number on the leveling kit, the phone tech told me I should be looking at 200 to 400 max to install spacers. He said it should take a experienced tech 2 hours to install or 4 hours for a DIY person.

    I called the 1800 number again, the tech asked me of I had the trd off road package, I said yes, he then told me that I can only get a 2 inch spacer in the front, max. The tech said I should send the 3 inch spacer in and have it swapped for the 2 inch spacer.

    Now my question is... should I get some bilstein 5100 and max them on the front and back and toss the leveling kit, or should I swap the 3 inch spacers for the 2 inch spacers?

    If I wanted to keep the 3 inch spacers, what kind of shocks would I need to buy?

    I want the front lifted as much as possible.

    I'm only looking to spend around 700

    I found a guy that'll do it for 300. I got his number after the manager left.

    Here's the kit I ordered.

    3 inch front and 2 inch rear.
    https://supremesuspensions.com/prod...p-4wd-4x4?rq=yr_2016~mk_toyota~md_tundra&vari
     
  2. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    Welcome from AZ. Get rid of the spacers you will be much better off doing the 5100 or nicer coil over
     
  3. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:21 PM
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  4. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    A decent tech can do spacers in 2 hours. Spacers such as Procomp, for example. In coil spacers take a bit longer.

    Bilisteins are a great option and you can set it as you’d like on the clip. If you wanted it level, you can do 3/1.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    Okay, if I go with this option, what shocks should I go with? 2 of each of these? Or another better option for around the same price?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IL8BMUU/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A2TW9P
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IL8BMUU/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A2TW9PAD7D7YND&psc=1

    What's the best way to unload the spacers? Ebay? Haha.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:26 PM
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  7. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:26 PM
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    Thanks for the detailed reply, what shocks exactly do you recommend? Thanks. I agree, I'm sure it'll take more than 2 hours.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    I see the trend. I had no idea. I don't off road or anything of the sort, maybe a few jobs a year in the mountains, that's about it.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    Make sure they fit your year of truck.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    I have 5100s on for about 6 months now and 1 inch rear lift.....they will ride better than just doing the lift....i have front at highest setting
     
  11. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Do you wheel or just want daily comfort?

    The 6112 is a great option too, but are more of a performance shock and may not be rebuildable.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    Which would be 3” so pretty much level with the 1” in the rear
     
  13. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    Mine actually has a rake with that set up
     
  14. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    Hmmm. I thought 3/1 would be leveled.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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  18. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    Welcome. I started the same way - bought spacers and then returned them and bought 5100's for all corners. I set mine in the middle with 1 coachbuilder shim on each side for a total lift of 2" in front. I did not lift the back and I am level. Bilstein 6112's at the 3rd highest setting will get you ~1.9" of lift too.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    6112 can get ~2.55” max.

    One
     
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  20. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    Right - sorry was not clear. Top setting will get you to ~2.55".
     
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    Just measured the drivers side on mine it's 39 and 40.5 rear
     
  22. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    I’ll get you stock measurements tomorrow if you’d like.
     
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    Was just wandering those measurements also .....thanks
     
  24. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    Is that good measurements for that lift ?
     
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  25. Apr 10, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    These are my stock measurements (2016 sr5 4x4 w/ TRD):

    LF 37 1/8
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    RR 39 3/8
     
  26. Apr 10, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    I’ll get you the factory measurements in the morning.
     
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    Sounds about right
     
  28. Apr 10, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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    Awesome guys. Okay, so I'll need the 5100's

    2
    Bilstein 24-232173 5100
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    Bilstein 24186971 5100
    Will these fit my 16 SR5 TRD? Amazon said they will, but I'd rather ask you guys.


    Is there anything else I may need? Total price. "Subtotal (4 items): $351.38"

    I really like the kit that T-rex posted. But, it said that the exhaust will need to be modified. I don't know how much that'll cost.

    I seen you're from Colorado. Who do you recommend for a install? (if you don't mind sharing.)

     
  29. Apr 11, 2018 at 5:44 AM
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    The rear shocks are easy to install the fronts are not bad they take some time but then need to be aligned
     
  30. Apr 11, 2018 at 6:15 AM
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    I think the tech was getting the TRD PRO and TRD Off Road mixed up. The TRD Off Road (which is what i have) can be leveled. The TRD PRO, with the upgraded reservoir suspension, cannot for some reason get the typical 3/1 level kits. Toyota put in my 3/1 ready lift for $350 with alignment.

     

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