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Leveling lift kits ????

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Crewmax-Lurch, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Mar 12, 2017 at 8:32 PM
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    Trying to buy best leveling kit 2.5" front, 1" in rear .... suggestions on what American made brand ... thanks
     
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    "best" for what budget? IMO the best bang for your buck would be Bilstein 5100s on the front (top setting), and CoachBuilder +2 shackles on the back. That will get you at about the stance you're looking for without negatively impacting the ride quality.

    Learn from our mistakes, and skip the whole spacer-lift phase.
     
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    Agreed.

    I'm new to the lift world but after tons of research I went with a suspension kit rather than the spacer leveling kit. It's a bit more costly but I didn't want to spend more money down the road getting what I really wanted. Bob made a good suggestion. With the 5100s. I went with the Toytec Boss setup with 3in in the front and shackles in the back. It's a little bit splashier ride but gives me the minimal off roading I do plenty to work with.

    Like Bob said, skip the spacers and get the suspension lift
     
  4. Mar 12, 2017 at 10:36 PM
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    Welcome...

    I went the 5100 route on the front and am very happy. Leveled things out, improved the ride, and saved money for other upgrades. My use is 90% street and the other 10% is mellow dirt roads - so definitely not the hardcore option.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2017 at 4:43 AM
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    Thank u everyone I was looking at the bilstein and spacers . Def think I will go with the 5100's . I was reading up on them last week . This will be first truck with a lift . I've always slapped on set of 24's lol .. now I wanna just make my truck look like a beast but somewhat family friendly so I don't hear it from wifey " I can't get in this truck blah blah blah it's too high " lol.. thanks again
     
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    You're in the exact same boat as the rest of us. We want what we want but don't want to hear about it!! I'm on my first lift too and to look at my beast now I wonder how I never did it before.
     
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    I been thinking just some 5100s up front so I level it out a hair and just have a better ride. But I like the idea of a set that comes with springs so I can just slap em right on.

    On a side note. IF....I did just do 5100s up front. What's the biggest tire I could do with no issues. I have the TSS wheels so I'm currently running 285/55 20
     
  9. Mar 13, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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    Right? Its like when you were a kid and went from a tricycle to a Big Wheel... instant badassery!

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  10. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    https://www.tundras.com/threads/largest-tire-you-can-run-stock-for-all-generations.9762/

    This thread should give you an idea. It depends on the height you set the 5100's at and what you mean by issues. Most are removing mudflaps at least, some moving of splash shields, and many are also doing cab mount chops, which I would guess you wouldn't want. I am not sure what offset/rim width is on the TSS wheels, but I know several here have/had them.

    Probably this:
    2.5" or less lift.

    • 20″ rims: 285/60 R20 – 4/10ths wider and 1.5 inches taller than factory.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    Good info. Thanks man!
     
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    I feel like the TSS wheels have to have some offset. Being that the tires, factory, are wider than the other 20" option out there (limited? I guess). I guess my biggest driving factor is I would like to raise the front a little but don't want my stock tires to look puney
     
  13. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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    The TSS wheels/tire is 32.3"
    If you upgrade to the size above it is a 33.5" tire.

    Most on here are running 34.3" inch tire on a 18 in rim (295/70R18) with a 2.5-3" lift. I think if your lift is around 2.5" or less, it will look fine with the 33.5".

    @TTU19 did you lift yours yet?
     
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  14. Mar 13, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    Appreciate it
     
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    Either you or @Almaboy have any fab skills?? We need these in adult sizes BUT with swivel wheels in the back!!

    Nephews have a couple....had three but I broke one trying to keep up with them.....damn adult legs!!
     
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    I'm originally from georgia...my fab skills are top notch but I havent ventured away from duct tape being my go to bonding agent yet.
     
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    South Louisiana over here......I graduated to gorilla tape and epoxy......served me well for the most part.....until it didn't :anonymous:
     
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    My some has a big version of these. It's called a drift Tryc. I'm not sure he's gonna get back on it after losing 3 teeth last summer. I'll trade you for some super white bumper caps....
     
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    2nd gen over here.....how much are white bumper caps anyways......
    Me- Hey baby I need some vinyl wrapped bumper caps that won't fit on my truck so I can trade for a drift tryke...
    Wife- ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!?!?!??
    Me- you can ride it too!!
    Wife- you can sleep on the couch for the next few weeks
    Me- fine then, you can't ride my drift tryke!!

    And there endeth my sex life.
     
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    So much want!!
     
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    Yeah....I had to buy my nephews one of those after i broke theirs. That's why you buy two of everything dammit!!
     
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    All I had was a big wheel. Didn't have those newfangled steering controls......I want those.....
     
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    Yes I had one too. They were faster than the big wheeler, until everyone started to pull the seat off and leg it like a skate board. Hahaha. Those were the fun days
     
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    So what I'm hearing...Law likes sex better than draft trykes......
    Talk about screwed up priorities
     
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    I know man!!

    I don't know what's wrong with me!! I may as well start using the bathroom at Target...:anonymous:
     
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    I'm too old to have had a drift trykes... but I was excited to get my kid one and live vicariously
     
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    You can't use the women's bathroom anywhere in Louisianna..even Target.

    Change of plans
     
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    Screw that.....that's why we buy our sons and nephews toys...so we can play with them!!

    Case in point...hover boards are so much fun...but things took an even better turn when I decided to implement a ramp for the hover board. My sister wouldn't even let her kids try it!

    Had to buy my nephew a new one and an ace bandage for my sprained ankle.

    Guess those weight limits only go so far.
     

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