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My lift - suggestions welcomed!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TurboGoKart, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Sep 2, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    TurboGoKart

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    Just got this Tundra on Friday, already needing to lift it lol! I've had a few Jeeps (all got lifted) and have lifted a handful more. Been wrenching on cars for about 18+yrs. Currently have a 1993 Mazda RX7 in the garage with an LS1 from a Vette in it, Ford 8.8 rear end, etc etc.

    On to the Tundra lift! I'd like to get at least 3" if not a tad more. Been searching all over for the best kit and I'm finding parts of some I like and parts I don't like. Going to go coilovers in the front (looking at FatBob's or Toytec's BOSS). BOSS' are currently backordered, ugh! I do have a couple questions though.

    1. If I do a 3" or 3.5" in front and use CoachBuilders shims (2 on driver side, 1 on pass) how much extra will that bump the front up? They're 1/4" shims, but not sure how much that translates to actual lift.

    2. Definitely going to have to add UCA's; if CoachBuilders bump the lift up to 4", and I grab the ICON leaf spring pack for the rear (1.8" lift on lowest setting) that should put me about even, but do I need spindles in the front for that height? Will do diff drop too (4x4).

    3. Less preferred option: 4/2 ReadyLift. Problem is, my current TRD shocks are pretty damn rusty, so I'd have to replace those, adding more cost, so I might as well do a coilover lift, right?? Of course trying not to break the bank hahaha.

    Or if anyone else has any suggestions that'd be great! Looking for about 3.5" or so of lift. I really dislike the rear leaf blocks, but I'll throw a 1" one on there if needed. 130k on the truck and the rear leafs don't look all that healthy, but could last a bit more. Thanks fellas!
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Think I got it figured out lol.

    Toytec BOSS setup, all default options except 1.5" block in the rear plus the extended e-brake lines. CoachBuilder shims (2x driver side, 1x pass side). That should get me about 3.5ish/1.5. Will run that for now, and upgrade to a 1.5" leaf pack in the rear later. Also will do UCA's when I get wheel's tires as it's likely that the stock 18's won't clear UCA's if I did those right now too.
     
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