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Suspension lift or leveling kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by smallcooper150, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Nov 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    smallcooper150

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  2. Nov 24, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    Suspension- but please get from a reputable source (vendor) who specializes in this in case a question arises
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM
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    Why the suspension
     
  4. Nov 24, 2016 at 5:01 PM
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    IMO- better ride; more adjustability to your fitting
     
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    zcarpenter92

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    Suspension. Better ride, and more travel.
     
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    Suspension.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    Spacers limit your shock travel, making the ride harsher and impacting offload performance. Lowest cost to "level" without spacers would be Bilstein 5100s on front and coach builder shackles in back.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2016 at 7:46 PM
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    Suspension lift gives a better ride than spacers.
    Checkout the options at Toyteclifts.com. Vendor on here that I have used a lot.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    I have 3" LRO spacers and rear shackles and the truck rides just like stock. Keep in mind I don't do any off-roading. If I did I would also recommend coilivers.
     
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    Spacer lifts are like a padded bra whereas suspension lifts are like larger ta tas.
     
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    This times 5 million. You pay a little more out of pocket but you're increasing the capabilities, longevity, and overall quality by huge amounts.
     
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    Plus, your chances of wearing flat-brimmed hats will go down by at least 85 percent.
     
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  13. Nov 24, 2016 at 11:21 PM
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    So say after installing a lift kit on my truck that's about 3" and i put on 33s will that have an effect on my gearing or steering or anything else
     
  14. Nov 24, 2016 at 11:39 PM
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    Suspension. I don't think you'll notice much difference with 33s. It's only about 1" taller than a stock 275 65 18 . It's the width that's really different, about 1.75" and that may affect steering to a small degree, wider turning radius etc. No re-gearing is necessary.
     

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