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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Rob_08, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Jun 12, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    Hello,

    Wife has given me approval for Father's Day gift to add something to my truck.....thinking along the lines of a lift kit. Kind of confused on lift kits....meaning I literally know nothing about lifts. I have a 17 TRD off road 4x4 tundra.

    I was looking at the toytec boss lift and doing the add a leaf. Now in doing that, would that complete kit last me a long time? I am wanting to keep this truck for as long as it will last. I originally thought about doing a level kit but after reading the forum I don't want to damage if I do some off roading. Also with that being said, I want the ride to be fairly smooth and handle nice. I'm just thinking about adding the 3inch lift. Would that kit include everything I need to have it lifted? Is there anything else I would need to buy?

    Anyone have any pics of a lift with the stock tires and rims? Thinking I'll replace tires and rims when the tires need to be replaced...so in awhile.

    Thanks
     
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    For ToyTec boss you don't need AAL. Rear shackles is all you need I believe. I did not AAL to mine, then again I don't tow. Ride is smooth, you won't be dissapointed. @ToyTec Lifts can add some color on the AAL.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2017 at 8:55 PM
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    Right, she let me buy this truck (wanted it for a long time) and immediately letting me pick something nice for my truck.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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    I read up on the guide of lifts and trying to understand shackles vs aal, which one would last longer and what about is the disadvantage of each?
     
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    Tell her she's the only nice thing you need for the ride :D
    Might get you some more points, which means more mods.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    My man, just might have to do this. :thumbsup:
     
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    Man I was just like you a few months ago.. didn't know nada!!!! Learned so much here with all these guys... they can answer all your ?'s
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    Decide how high you want it amd then go from there in the types of lifts
     
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    Paging @jberry813
    He's your man on suspensions.
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    Thank you

    Thank you kind sir
     
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    We're help to help or point you in the right direction.
     
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    :sorry::pout:
     
  15. Jun 12, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    What are your goals with the lift? Budget?
     
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    Goals: have a nice looking lifted truck, maintain ride quality, and not lose any off road capability.

    Budget: thinking around 1200-1500
     
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    Tires, rims in that budget or that just lift?
     
  18. Jun 12, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    Just lift....tires and rims will wait when tires tread needs to be replaced.
     
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    @ToyTec Lifts has nice complete lift kit for that budget ..
     
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    That's what I was talking about in my original post...don't know much about lifts. Basically wanted to know if that boss toytec complete would be good and last until the truck dies? Also, does it have everything I need and would I be better going shackles or aal?
     
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    Or should I just go with bilstein 5100's and level it out? In doing that would I need a diff drop or aal? Confused with all this lol
     
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    They have a $1700 or $1800 full kit, it's an upgrade from the boss kit.. comes with Coilovers that can be rebuilt instead of buying new ones if a seal goes bad.. definetly a good option since you're wanting it to last for a long time.. comes with Shackles also and rear remote resi shocks..
     
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    I em been learning too, so I think that Infos pretty accurate... :thumbsup:
     
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    Lol thanks appreciate itn
     
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    Keepin the stock look here-

    Toytec 3/1 Boss kit, no add a leaf, and these are 33.5" Michelin LTX tires. You won't be at all disappointed in the ride and handling. I am very happy.
    There is a wealth of info on here and a great bunch of guys willing to share knowledge to get you where you want to be on your Tundra. Caution we like to have a lot of fun too, just listen to the voices, welcome to mancave therapy.:D

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    Thank you for all the tags guys!! We really do appreciate it!!

    Hello Rob,

    So the longevity of a suspension ultimately boils down to the driver, meaning how the truck is driven, how the suspension is maintained, and overall climate or location where the truck is located will determine how long the suspension will last, the shock bodies on the BOSS kit are double zinc coated along with a nitro steel shock shaft to help corrosion resistance. With that being said, we have seen people running the same BOSS system on their Tundras, 4Runners, and Tacomas for well over 5 years and still going strong!!! You take of it, it will take care of you.
    Ride quality, honestly is spot on. The BOSS brand is Toytec's brand, so what we did was paired up with the engineers at Eibach to build and valve the shocks specific to the weight of the Tundra, ultimately responding in great on and off road manners!
    Now in my personal opinion when it comes to rear lift options, I recommend going with our adjustable shackle in the rear end, that way you get your lift but still retain that comfortable ride quality that your truck has! Everything does come in the kit that you will need to complete the lift and get the truck down the road, no problem. One thing we recommend here is upper control arms, just to help insure your truck gets back into alignment spec the first time without any issues. Now we have seen people with factory control arms stay right around the 2.5'' front lift mark and were able to get back into spec on factory uppers...


    Please feel free to ask as many questions as need.




    -David
     
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    I've been running the BOSS kit for over two years now with zero issues.
    I also have the SPC UCA's on as they are literally maintenance free and have done well for me on my other trucks with alignment.

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    Lol this is how it all starts. Once you lift it then you'll think your tires are too small, which will then result in new wheels with a different offset to account for bigger tires.. Let the domino effect begin lol
     
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