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Need Help... Looking to lift my truck...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TheJackal19, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Jul 15, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    TheJackal19

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    Looking to add a 4-5 lift on my truck. Don't know where to begin. Not trying to break the bank. Will be doing very little off roading. Mostly for appearance and every day driving. I have visited a few of our local off road outfitters and they all say it's s costly undertaking because it's a 1st gen Tundra. Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

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  2. Jul 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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    Wow, 4-5" is pretty aggressive, it'll be costly to get that height. For a 3" lift though it's pretty reasonable. Look into a set of Bilstein shocks, there's also the option of a coil spring lift. The rear should be easy, get a block for the leaf springs or add a leaf or get a shackle lift. If you've got 4x4 you should look into a differential drop as well.

    Don't forget to get an alignment after it's all said and done.

    The new tires are going to be your biggest expense after that.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    Well the plan is to get 35 tires under it. That's why I figured the required lift would be minimum 4 in... Or am I wrong?
     
  4. Jul 15, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    I was able to get 35's on my F150 with a 3" in the font and 2" in the back. Not sure about yours though. There a bunch of guys alot more knowledgeable than I am on Tundra lifts. Look at the top tabs and you should find some threads dedicated to just suspension lifts and tire sizes.
     
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  5. Jul 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM
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    Well I'm going to take your advice and research it more... Thanks a lot for the help
     
  6. Jul 15, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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  8. Jul 15, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    Will the Toytec give me the clearance for 35s
     
  9. Jul 15, 2016 at 12:16 PM
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  10. Jul 15, 2016 at 12:39 PM
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    Looks like a 33 without rubbing. 35 is doable though but may require a cab mount chop.
    I don't know 1st gens all that well so im not sure what is exactly required to fit a 35.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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    Thanks a lot Brian
     
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