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Ok so this is my situation...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ted4311, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Apr 13, 2017 at 4:51 AM
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    Ted4311

    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    If you follow this site, you may have seen... I have a spacer lift (received a lot of grief haha jerks).... The way my wife is (hints to why I jumped the gun within the first 24 hours of buying the truck on a 3 inch lift), to fully redo what I spent to get installed... well won't go down without a huge unnecessary fight. my wife might a buck20 but shes all fury. :oops:

    I can however do it in stages without her being like WTF. SO with that said...

    STAGE 1:

    I need a link to an add-a-leaf or a new leaf pack to give me 3 in rear lift with ToyTec BOSS 1-3″ Rear Lift Shocks (removes rear block)

    STAGE 2 (the tricky one):

    Adjustable Bilstein shocks upfront, can a shop knock this out in one day? (removes front spacer)

    Operation no fight should be a success and she will notice but by that time I can hopefully sell my spacer kit and play it off like its been this way :rofl:wishful thinking eh
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2017 at 4:58 AM
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    Easier to ask forgiveness than permission??:D
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2017 at 5:00 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    My thought process to a T :thumbsup:

    Also do it in stages so when she does notice, it'll be DONE haha
     
  4. Apr 13, 2017 at 5:01 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    This is gonna be an expensive lesson on what NOT to do
     
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  5. Apr 13, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-suspension-lift-kit-775c.html

    Thoughts on ^^^^^

    She would kill me on this... Might be sofa sleeping if I do this, especially if she comes home and my truck is gone for a couple of days... but with what I am going to spend on the stages... might as well do this.... F**KING EH I hate you guys who gave me shit hahaha now I might drop an additional 2k :rant:

    THEN IM GONNA NEED BIGGER RUBBERS
     
  6. Apr 13, 2017 at 5:37 AM
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    ...and wheels. The stock wheels will NOT work with this set up.
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2017 at 5:37 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    :boom:
     
  8. Apr 13, 2017 at 5:38 AM
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    You already have the 3" lift....why not just go for larger tires? Overall axle clearance would be the same and you get to keep a lower CG. Just a thought.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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    Yeahhhh... I have been researching like a mofo... Probably gonna enjoy my spacers... in a year or two then do the big 6...
     
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  10. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:12 AM
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    I have the RC 6" lift yes looks nice n its ok on beach drives soft roads (given no pot holes) hiway feel every lil bump i hate it liike i said looks cool yes but rather take it off n put in leaf springs shackles n shims up front and adjustable coil overs n still keep my 35s stay away from spacer lift also front cv axles angels are tweeked bad n turning radius decreases
     
  11. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:15 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    So its aesthetically pleasing...
     
  12. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:15 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Jus do it getting over with your wife will get over it..told mine trading mine in for PRO she said do what ya gotta do long as you happy
     
  13. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    Yeah mine would say "do it babe, does it come with new lady parts too because these would be off limits" its blackmale but it works :annoyed:
     
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  14. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:18 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Do what pleases you Boss man im jus giving you my opinion on what i have i came into truck lift thing blind when i got my truck didn't know anything about the lift til i joined this site now...i wanna take it off
     
  15. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:19 AM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    This site I have mixed feelings over... Love it for information on my truck :thumbsup::thumbsup: Hate it because it makes me want to spend money haha
     
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  16. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:21 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    I feel ya brother i love this site great people great info but do what you wanna do please yourself
     
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  17. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:24 AM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    LOL hey we gonna shoot straight up in here, brother!!

    Wife's the same way man! Doesn't like to waste money.....and a fury hurricane when pissed!

    I'd go BOSS. Not that bilsteins aren't any good, but the front only goes up to 2.5" or 2.75, I forget, BOSSes can adjust (thread adjustable vs bilsteins clip adjustable) anywhere between 1" to 3.5 or 4". Bilsteins only have three settings.

    An add a leaf would seriously stiffen your ride, could look into some shackles and/or a leaf pack from icon.

    You can knock it out yourself in less than a day with the help of a buddy much less a shop.

    I justified my BOSS setup to the wife by admitting I jumped the gun and could possibly be dangerous and hazardous to my new truck LOL

    Came close to putting a hacksaw and BFH to my shocks and saying "hit a pothole....broke it.....need new shocks"

    Didn't come to that...thankfully :rofl::rofl:
     
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    It's conflicting......eh I've embraced the fact that I will never have extra cash. Once you embrace the "broke" life is so much better! LOL
     
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    My wife and I are perhaps too generous when it comes to our 4 children (perhaps too spoiled??!!). Both my wife and I are hesitant to spend $$ on ourselves. So we buy for each other, haha. Most of my mods have been purchased by my wife. Sometimes, when I am hesitant to spend the $$, she buys them for me.
     
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  20. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:55 AM
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    If you don't tow, there isn't a need for an AAL, IMO. Go with shackles.
     
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  21. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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    Worst case.. wait till the shocks fail and then you have the excuse to get new stuff.
     
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    So install shackles with the block? or will the shackles lift the rear 3 inches?
     
  23. Apr 13, 2017 at 8:06 AM
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    Shackles or block. Not both
     
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    Replacing the front spacer with Bilsteins up front can be done in an afternoon by your local shop. If you want the full 3" up front, you'll need to have the Bilsteins on the top setting with 2 coach builder shims on each side.

    In another afternoon, you can have some coach builder +3 shackles installed on the rear, and the rear spacers removed. This won't give you a full 3" in the rear, but will make your truck sit more level. Bonus points for adding Bilsteins to the rear at the same time.

    On the 3rd afternoon, you'll need to drop your wife off at the pamper-shop, while you stay home, watch the kids, and cook her dinner.
     
  25. Apr 14, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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    Ted4311 [OP] Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    My conversation with my wife....

    Me: so I got the wrong lift
    Wife: that sucks
    Me: yeah I'm gonna get a 6 inch rough country lift
    Wife: seriously no your not
    Me: yes it'll be OK I'll sell my current lift
    Wife: hell no
    Me: it's gonna happen
    Wife: *walks away*

    Haha went well
     
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    So... is that a no?
     
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    Dang man. You went and asked for permission. Now you're gonna have to ask for forgiveness. I think I woulda' skipped at least one of those.
     
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    She didnt reiterate it when I said it's gonna happen. It might just happen and I deal with a mean wife for a bit
     
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    Go big or go home. I went for it. Hell she allowed me to buy this beast... Haha
     
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    Normally I would say something dumb like... who wears the pants blah blah blah. But this time I'm gonna say listen to your wife. She doesn't sound like she's messing around. o_O
     

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