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Pro Comp 3/1 level kit or Bilstein 5160?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tundra_mike89, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Jul 29, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    hello all, I have a 2016 CM 4x4 looking to put a leveling kit on. What do y'all recommend? Pro comp 3/1 level kit or bilstein 5160 on highest setting with 1" block in the rear?
     
  2. Jul 29, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    New member... Bienvenidos de Tejas!...no pics of your ride???...no bueno...check out toytec.com Boss Kit
     
  3. Jul 29, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    Thanks. For the rear on the toytec boss kit should I got 1" block or 1.5 " adjustable shackle?
     
  4. Jul 29, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    Someone on here will shed light for you fortunately i cant i bought my truck used that came with a 6" lift kit i came into the lifted scene blind i would stay away from a spacer kit which i have youll get plenty of helpful info from others here
     
  5. Jul 29, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    Hattori STOP SHIMMING COILOVERS!!!!

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    You mean 6112 front and 5160 rear? I'd go that route with AAL in the rear.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    What is AAL? Sorry lol
     
  7. Jul 29, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    Never mind. Add a leaf. How much will that raise the rear end??
     
  8. Jul 29, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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    Toytecs are a good way to go! Lots of guys use that system!
     
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  11. Jul 29, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    Should I get the uca with it? I'm trying not to spend too much
     
  12. Jul 29, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    Shackles. I have had both the blocks and the shackles and despite that theory that blocks don't change ride quality, they do. The shackles ride much nicer.

    I have the Toytec 2.5 Boss kit. Their products are great and their support is better - should you be a noob like me and actually need it.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    Yes. It sucks spending so much up front but if you do it right the first time you'll spend less in the long run. UCAs will provide for a good alignment which will improve ride quality and prevent your truck from chewing up and spitting out tires.
     
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  14. Jul 29, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    Post pics of your tundra please and thank you sir
     
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    Yeah your right. How much should I pay someone to install everything? I'm a noob and don't wanna get screwed
     
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    Someone else might have a better idea than me, but it seems with UCAs, front coilovers, and rear shocks you are probably looking at around 4-6 hours of shop labor. Usually around $85-100 an hour where I live.. your mileage will vary. You'll also need to pay for an alignment which is ~$100.

    The rears are very easy to install and you could save some money doing them yourself. Same with the UCAs. Most people here will say the coilovers are easy too but I felt like spending $300ish to get a shop to do it fast and right was worth it to me.
     
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  17. Jul 29, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    I'm gonna call around Monday and get some prices. I have an appt Thursday for pro comp 3/1 strut spacers but I'm canceling. After some research it seems like those are nothing but problems. I'll keep y'all updated
     
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    My honest opinion... Depends what your intent is... Parking lot princess the 3/1 is good man. If you do the slightest off road avoid the spacer kit. I don't offroad and have the 3/1, no issues and I'm 5k miles thus far. Future upgrades are gonna happen, 7 inch and 35's but I am enjoying the 3/1. These guys here spend silly money upfront with out thinking twice... so think about what your gonna use your truck for then decide
     
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    I live on a farm. So to get to my house I drive down a dirt road every day. The only reason I'm getting a lift is because sometimes when it rains I get stuck with these crappy radial tires. I want 33's mud tires with the level look. Thank y'all for all the help y'all are badass
     
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    It's shock travel that is affected with spacers man which causes failures. If your doing it for clearing 33's the lower price on a 3/1 will do just fine. These guys here wheel and push their trucks so spacers are a BIG NONO for 80% of the members here.
     
  21. Jul 29, 2017 at 8:52 PM
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    I've learned after 4 months here I don't have deep pockets like these guys. Awesome members for making you spend money hahaha
     
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    At 38,000 miles, I installed the 2.5/1" (Spacers up front-Adjustable Shackles out back-Diff Drop spacers-Carrier drop for the drive shaft-Bump Stop Spacers) on my 2010 Rock Warrior. At 49,000 I had 295/70/17 Nitto Trail Grapplers installed. I am now at 94,600ish and have had ZERO problems to date. The tires are almost worn to the wear bars, with a tad bit more wear on the outer edges up front, probably a shitty alignment... Its hasn't been aligned since the tires were put on. I live in rural PA, I don't go Off Roading, unless I have to... Sometimes out here its a given. I've blazed through farms, both frozen and mucky, I've been on trails a couple times to get my Jeep buddy out of jams, I've been through some shitty terrain to get my quad unstuck and out of the woods. Not to mention the snow out here, and the fact that our township doesn't think our roads are a priority to clear. Granted, I'm no Rock Crawler, but I'm also not a Mall Crawler. I'm still running the OEM Bilsteins that the Rock Warrior comes with. I don't know where the idea that spacers are all bad came from. If they compress too far, my bump stop catches it, the CV angles were corrected with the diff drop spacers, the alignment was still within spec... So where's the problem with it? Yes, there are some serious wheelers out on this forum, but the majority are just every day guys that daily drive their truck to work, baseball practice for their kids, the grocery store, etc... Where a spacer lift would be just fine to get a couple extra inches of clearance and a decent set of tires under it without breaking the bank. That's all for now... I'm putting my flame suit on now, let the hate flow!
     
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