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thinking about a leveling kit or suspension

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by matthew6055, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:18 AM
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    matthew6055

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    Dont know which 1 i want
     
  2. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:21 AM
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    How much off roading do you do? If its not a lot, the spacers are decent but its mainly for looks and not for function. The good part about suspension is you get the looks AND the function. I recommend OME or Bilstein :) Good luck!!
     
  3. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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    Not alot of off road but go to my cabin a good bit
     
  4. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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    I m leaning more towards the leveling kit
     

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  5. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:36 AM
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    I'm not sure how spacer lifts feel compared to my OMEs for instance... My ride stiffened up a bit but not bad at all. It definitely feels more planted and stable off road...I love it. The Bilstiens as I am sure you know are adjustable and can be made stiffer (higher front lift) or softer (less front lift).
     
  6. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:39 AM
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    Do what makes ya happy:) You won't be disappointed when you get some nice meat in there to fill the gap! These trucks should come leveled...
     
  7. Jan 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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    Level kit typically refers to just leveling the truck the easiest and cheapest way. This is typically just a ~2" front spacer with no change to front struts or rear suspension. You can fit 32" diameter tires no problem. 33" diameter tires with potential of cutting some plastic out of the front wheel well.

    Suspension Lift = 2.5"-4" front lift with either spacer, extended strut or coilover and rear 1"-2" lift with a block or add-a-leaf. You can get a level look with a suspension lift if you go 2" higher in the front than the rear.

    I recommend the 3/1 lift with coilovers. Gives a good height to the truck, allows you to fit 33"-35" tires, levels the truck, and allows for height adjustments as you see fit by adjusting the coilover.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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  9. Jan 28, 2015 at 6:05 PM
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    I had the Pro Comp 3/1 level on, for about a year. It was good to get the tires I wanted. Made the ride much rougher. Also, on sharp U turns, I would occasionally get a "bump" inside the well some where. Got 2.75" of lift up front. 1" Pro Comp block in rear.
    I recently just switched it out for a ToyTec head (with Eibach coils), Pro Comp Pre Runner SS shocks (front & rear), SPC light racing UCA and and Icon 1.5" leaf replacement pack. Over all 4" up front, and 2" in rear.
    It all boils down to this: much smoother ride, over all height I was looking for. So much happier now. Wish I'd have gone with this set up at first.

    Check out the thread ⬆. @csuviper knows his s#|t.

    What are you looking for, out of your rig?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2015 at 6:31 PM
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    My grandpa always said you get what you pay for.... A rule of thumb that has stuck with me. If you don't wanna sacrifice your ride look into a quality lift. Camburg and icon make some very nice lifts and there entry level setups that aren't to hateful on price. This is all my opinion! But your gonna like the look and feel of the leveling kit and most likely not like the ride and if you love the truck you will prb end up getting a good set of coilovers to get your ride back..... So just get the lift you want the first time. Hope this helps.
     
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  11. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:50 PM
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    Exactly! Your pretty much good to go with any of the top shocks/struts/coilovers; Bilstein, OME, Icon, King or Fox.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2015 at 2:38 AM
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    If you do any sort of off-roading, or even if your local streets are rough, I would advise against going with spacer leveling kit. This is what could happen (what did happen with Truxx 3/1). This guy went off road, but I've seen broken struts from just going over a pot hole. I don't go off road, but I have OME kit installed. I don't want to have to worry about sh*t breaking every time the road becomes rough.
    2BrokenStrut 3:1 Truxx.jpg
     
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