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Thinking about a leveling kit...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by benrichardson87, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Mar 6, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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    benrichardson87

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    I'm thinking of adding a leveling kit to my 2014 SR5 off road for a 33 1250 bfg km2, was wondering if anyone put this on theirs or had any alignment issues. I used to have a ranger with one and every alignment shop I took it to had issues aligning it. Any comments are welcome.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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    What makes you want to go to a leveling kit, opposed to a suspension lift?
     
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    Sean266, I want a leveling kit opposed to a suspension lift for several reasons. I do not plan on taking my tundra in places that i would need more ground clearance. I am not afraid to get it muddy but am not going to take it through the woods if that makes any sense? Secondly ride comfort, a friend of mine has a 6Inch lift with 35's and his ride comfort, stiffness went down drastically, not as smooth and more rough. And thirdly price, Although 6 inch lift would look great i do not want to drop $1500-$3000 at this moment in time.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    Understood.
    Please keep in mind, his 6" lift may have a brand that rides stiffer opposed to another...just depends what all was included in his lift.

    I have a 3" OME suspension lift on 35"...rides decent....if I wanted a luxury ride, I would have bought a SUV or sedan :)
    I don't wheel my Tundra...not that I'm against it, but it's not as easy to come by a trail that's as Tundra friendly as it is Tacoma.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    Ben,

    I just installed this kit 2 days ago, I'll have some picks tomorrow. The install was a little tricky at first but defiantly worth it!! And yes there is going to be huge alignment issues because you have to loosen the cam nuts to lower the bottom control arm to get the strut back in! Plan to have your truck Aligned ASAP after you install! (Trust me I had to drive 15 miles to the shop where I had it aligned and it was pretty sketchy!) What I did for the rear is load lifter 5000 instead of blocks it rides awesome and. Is extremely easy to install!! Price was 150 for prrocomp leveling kit and 367 for airbags. Let me know if you need any pointers on how to do this. Ill have before and after pics tomorrow.
     
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    Sean, I'm not after a luxury ride either but do not want it to feel like an old wore out truck either. Did you have to do any trimming to fit 35's with a 3" lift.

    SolarMike, yea the pics would be great!! I knew it needs aligned just was wondering if after they aligned it if it still reacted straight because my ranger did not. I was told with the ranger it was due to the twin I beam front end odd angle that a leveling kit was the worse, it pulled very bad to the right. Thanks for the comment, what size tire did you go with?
     
  7. Mar 7, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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    I had to remove all flaps, and trim a little of the back end corners of the front bumper.
     
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    Bilstein 5100 front shocks are a great alternative to a leveling kit.
     
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