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Tell me about your lift kits

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Beefnbread, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:04 PM
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    Hmm. I m more dense than usual today. I missed the part about 1st gen, and I thought op posted it that gif. Appologies. I m just going to go now.
     
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  2. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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  3. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    Just kidding ! Just kidding...

     
  4. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:09 PM
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    I pulled them and drove them down, my truck is home but out of commission. I’m guessing the cost, but what is an hour of labor? I’ll probably end up paying 100-200. When I dropped them off last Tuesday, I was told a week. When I called Friday, I was asked if I knew the turnaround was 2 weeks. I said no, because that is not what I was told. They said call back Monday and they will try to push it through. I’m fine regardless, I have my son’s truck. But they did have a lot of shocks on carts and looked pretty damn busy. Just a heads up.
     
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  5. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:43 PM
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    Oh, sorry about that. Posted in wrong thread, lol
     
  6. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    Still looks good in this thread :hattip:
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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    Recommended but not needed. It does help with alignment though but plenty of guys are running Bilstien 5100’s at 2.5” and stock UCA’s with no alignment issues. My upper and lower ball joints had 189k on them so I figured it was a good time to replace them.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    How long have you had them for? Pretty good durability you’d say?
     
  9. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    I read this thread 3 times trying to figure out how OP was being arrogant

    My advise would be do a lot of research before buying anything. OP sounds pretty unfamiliar with a lot of this.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:50 PM
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    Trying to figure out everything I can :) so far I’m definitely going to add some bilstein 5100s I think and maybe try to get a grasp on the most superior uca upgrade
     
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  11. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    Just trying to lighten the workload for @bmf4069 He has to ease his way back into protector of First Gen land. :quickdraw:
     
  12. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    so many options, i have 6112 for the front and 5100 for the rear , should be here tomorrow. Also have new UCA ordered from Toytec with dif drop kit. 1-1.5 rear shackle waiting in shop. I pray all this works out like a want. My 2021 truck has factory 20 inch wheels , the midnight edition ones. I will sell them and moving to an 18 inch rim, probably methods. Truck was drove home a few weeks ago and parked. Let the games begin. Too many options
     
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  13. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:06 PM
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    here is the truck

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  14. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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  15. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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  16. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:42 PM
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    I think you're UCA upgrade depends on what you really end up doing with the truck other than driving on the street. None of the better brands are necessarily cheap.
     
  17. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    Some of the best ones include total chaos, Camburg, and solo motorsports
    Some more economical but still good options include freedom off-road, jba, and spc
     
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  18. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    Sometimes people just read the question asked and reply without realizing they stumbled into your world. Give the guy a break.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    If you want to go above a 1.5” lift, I high recommend a set of control arms.

    JBA, camburg, total chaos. Or SPC.
     
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  20. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    I’ll check all of those out. Thanks
     
  21. Apr 25, 2021 at 9:11 PM
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    Oh ya, can’t go wrong with name brands. If I didn’t get the deal I did on the JBA’s, I would have gone with freedoms.
     
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  22. Apr 26, 2021 at 4:02 AM
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    With the 2000-2003 Access Cabs, the 5100 Bilstien Shock isn’t allowed to be set over the second notch up iirc. That second notch will lift you around 1.5” (again iirc) so you may be able to keep your OEM UCA.

    One of the main reasons I went with Billy Shocks was they are a great value and allowed me to raise the nose a hair (one notch up only) to offset years of settling weight on the front springs. It also kept things simple without having to figure out what works best with what (tons of those threads here).

    Reread your original post about wanting 3” lift. Are you still wanting that? Seems like lots of work with negative consequence. Still unsure of how you plan to use the Truck?
     
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  23. Apr 26, 2021 at 7:10 AM
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    I am aware of the limitations on my Ac 4x4, but I’ve read other threads on here that you can put it on the higher notches without experiencing too many problems.
    Also that’s one of the reasons why I was considering upgrading my UCAs to better compensate the stress on the suspension. Plus I already have a diff drop kit ready to put in when I’ve got everything ready.

    So, theoretically, on 4x4 AC versions, if you put it on the top notch, you would get about 2.09 or 2.10 inches of lift. I think that’s the height I would like it at.

    Currently, I’m running a 2 inch leveling kit spacer on, but I’ve been having regrets knowing in the back of my mind that it could be a lot better with some other parts. I love the way it looks with a 2 inch lift. It’s just I know that getting some bilsteins would create a more comfortable ride.

    Anybody have experience with this? Would adding the leveling kit to the bilsteins on the stock setting be pointless compared to trying to force the last notch?

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  24. Apr 26, 2021 at 9:23 AM
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    Just be aware on the Upper control arms about a uniball vs ball joint setup. Can’t go wrong with either but another point to consider
     
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    Expect harshness in ride quality. We’ve had a few members here disregard the Billy Chart advice and end up with Ragrets so much so they dropped it back down. I’m a Hand Model and even know this.

     
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  26. Apr 26, 2021 at 2:39 PM
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    Copy that.
     
  27. Apr 27, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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    I recently upgraded from the stock 16" 2002 Tundra rims to stock 17" x 7" tundra rims from a 2004 and had 275x70rx17 Firestone Destination xt's mounted. I installed the Bilstein 5100 front shocks with the clip at position #3 per their instructions. As I'm getting a little rubbing when turned all the way left or right I'd still like to add +- 1" to the front lift.
    Any suggestions??
    It sounds like moving up the clip isn't the right choice
    Thanks for your input
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  28. Apr 27, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    Was a post deleted here to explain where the OP's arrogant pos activity was? I don't even see a response from the OP to your link. The gif didn't come from the OP... and didn't come from an arrogant pos and it was amusing.

    There isn't much 1st gen to be seen in that sea of 2nd/3rd gen thread. Although we do have threads discussing 1st gen lifts there wasn't much useful info in what you posted. Hes looking for a "what do you have and how do you like it" kind of thing. I don't see any review in there, just pics really.

    I hope I am not being an arrogant pos now.

    @Beefnbread here is a thread to check https://www.tundras.com/threads/how-big-is-yours-measure-up.46186/

    I'm running Fox coilovers, stay the hell away from them on first gen unless you can talk to Fox directly and have them built with Tacoma lower coil mounts. As they are designed they can and will destroy your brake lines, the Tacoma lower mount stops that problem. I also run Camburg upper arms, absolutely no complaints on those. In the rear I run Alcan leaf springs, mine are slightly skinnier than stock at the eyelets which might be a mistake on their part. I stuffed a washer on each bushing to eliminate play and haven't had a problem. I'm around +2" up front and +1.5" out back. I've run other coilovers and ride height in the past but this is where my truck rides "best" without exaggerated wear or impossible alignment numbers. Running 285/75/16 tires on 16x8 wheels with 4.5 backspacing. Once you're sure of what lift you would like you'll want to really consider the wheel and tire combo. Correct backspace/width and tire size is a fairly narrow formula to avoid rubbing.

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    It isn't really about the link, its calling somebody (without a reason) an arrogant pos that isn't welcome. No reason to do that in this forum. I've seen this guy do similar in other threads as well, I don't see why anybody would be part of a forum and talk shit to other members.

    We are so used to 2nd/3rd gen guys coming in by mistake that we have an arsenal of memes and gifs to have a laugh about it. Some of you guys come here just to see those, that's part of the fun.

    @Lil Steve thats a good one and @Beefnbread you fit right in here already :rofl:
     
  30. Apr 27, 2021 at 1:28 PM
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    I am with you... totally confused on the arrogant pos thing. Seems like op is getting some better info now!
     
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