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Leveling Kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bud4ya, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Mar 18, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    Hey guys I am new to to the forum. I had purchased a new 2018 Tundra Limited Crew Max TRD and love it. One issue is the sound system sucks but from reading sounds common and will need to upgrade the speakers

    The other thing I would like to do is a leveling kit. Since I would be running the stock 275-65-18’s for now I would only go 2” front 1” in rear. From looking at pics if I go anymore it would look much better going with larger tires.

    Anyone have a pic with the 2” front 1” rear setup I would be going with? Is there a specific leveling co people have had better luck with? Down the road if I upgrade the rims and tires is it easy just to add another 1” in the front and rear to the leveling kit that would be installed?

    Thank you
     
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    How much do you want to spend? Economically, Bilstein 5100’s or 6112’s in front with 5100’s or 5160’s in rear. Next step up you could go with Boss coilovers for about $1000. Icon, Fox and king will cost some coin. Go with add a leaf or coachbuilder shackles in the rear. Try to stay away from blocks if you can useless money is an issue.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    I wanted to keep it under $1k. I was hoping to keep it simple. I know nothing about the leveling kit but for around $500 for a 2” front 1” back the kits look basic with parts. Would like to get just a little more height with still running the stock TRD wheels and tires. Think they are 275-75-18




     
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  6. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    If you want to keep it simple go with a spacer level kit I had run one on my truck for a year no problems just decided to lift mine up 6". I know alot of people do bilstens but it's not neccessary will it ride better maybe but I didn't notice a difference with my spacer lift on my truck
     
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  8. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    Just curious how much would it be for the O.P. to do a 3" with you guys ? I have heard great things for your products also.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    Welcome and congrats on the new truck.

    To level out the truck you would just lift the front 2". If you add a 1" block or shackle to the back you will have about 1" of rake.

    Since you said that you would be keeping the stock tires for the time being, this is mine when I first had it leveled. 5100's in all corners, the fronts are set at the middle setting with 1 shim on each side (2" of lift) and the rear is stock height. I found that I was a bit nose high when carrying a load so ~8 months after this was taken I lifted the rear 1". If you just add 5100's to the front at the middle setting, with no shims, then you will still have a slight rake and may not need to lift the rear. A step up from the 5100's would be the Bilstein 6112s.

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  10. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    Toytec also has a decent Eibach setup. My Toytec ARB Old Man Emu setup is nice and keeps you under $1K.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Im in the same boat as the OP but thought I was settled on bilstein 5100s. I really didn't realize these spacer kits were just as cheap.

    Is there really one method that is better/worse than the other?
     
  12. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Spacer lift ok if you don't off road....cheap for a good reason. Depends where you take your Tunny.
     
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  13. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Im learning as well here. Why didn't you put the fronts at the top setting and forget about using the shim? So you'd have that much more travel in the shock for ride quality?
     
  14. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    Thanks for adding this. I didn't mention that in my post . if you plain to off road do a good set up.my truck is a pavement queen. Won't even mud in it.
     
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  15. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Gotcha... thanks. So you'd risk something possibly coming apart while offroading?
     
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  16. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    I think more like breaking the studs off on the spacers them selves. I wouldn't trust hard hit on them . but that's me.
     
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    As you know we have some crazies here that really romp their Tunnys as in go fast out in the AZ/Cali deserts. Totally different ball game and they have their suspension upgraded for that fun...
     
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    Spacers put a serious pre load.
     
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    Just an example this was my spacer lift but those are 6" . Got away from that didn't trust it put in lifted struts instead.

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    Thank you very to all
     
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    Originally I had no plans for going off-road and my intent was to only lift the front to level it and not change the back at all. The top setting on the 5100s would have made me nose high if I did not add anything to the rear and the middle setting was still not level so I added the shim.

    Since then I've changed how I use the truck and soon will be swapping out the 5100's.
     
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    Man I wish I could pour that kinda money in to beat up my truck lol. Jk but yep I don't want to send the wrong info just all depends what OP is going to do go to the mall or ? Lol
     
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    Way better and worth it for you. :thumbsup:
     
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    For sure ! truck rides so smooth now. That preload was un real couldn't move the front up and down at all when pushing on bumper. Now if I hit a pot hole cant even feel it .
     
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    I don't go fast. I spend my time wheeling on old gnarly mining roads and jeep trails getting the occasional pin stripes.
     
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    My Tunny came with a spacer lift and I couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Only because I knew where I was going to use it.
     
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  30. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    There’s a good range of options on toytec’s website.

    I got the BOSS 1.0 (front only since I already had a 1” block in back) for right at $1000.

    There are cheaper options for OP if he wants, but I chose the BOSS since they’re thread adjustable from 1”-3.5”
     
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