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Thinking of lifting

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Onicactus, May 11, 2018.

  1. May 11, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Onicactus

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    Today marks the 3rd month of owning my 2018 Tundra, and I am thinking of getting the rough country 3.5 suspension lift to put on. The reviews on the page seem to be all positive but I was hoping to get some insight from the community. I don't plan on doing any intense off roading, just driving on the beach to surf fish. So is this lift worth the money, are there better options for around the same price range, or do I keep saving for a better one?

    http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-suspension-lift-kit-76720.html

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  2. May 11, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    Those spacer lifts make our truck ride like bricks. I have one. It was on the truck when I bought it. Coilovers or Bilsteins are the way to go to keep a nice smooth ride. The spacers put strain on suspension components.
     
  3. May 11, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    Good to know, I didn't even consider how it would change the smoothness of the ride.
     
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  4. May 11, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    Not just the lift. Tires make a big difference on how the truck rides as well. Ppl put mud tires and expect to be a smooth ride and thats not the case.
     
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  5. May 11, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Yeah stay away from a spacer lift, some coilovers shackles n shims, off subject but what beach?
     
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  7. May 11, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    I'm getting ready to do Eibach adjustable shocks and their heavy duty coils. On the second notch its 3 inches of lift on the front.
     
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  8. May 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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  9. May 11, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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    Yep. That’ll be my go to when I’m ready and have spare disposable income to throw at her.

    :spending:
     
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  10. May 11, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    From what you described I'd go with the Eibach setup that ToyTec has.
     
  11. May 11, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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  12. May 29, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    Honestly the value isn’t bad if you’re on a budget. I mean you’re at least getting shocks, blocks, diff drop and UCA’s for under $1000. Sure they’re not icon or king suspension set up but like I said it’s not a bad value. I really think Rough country should make a lift set up with their 3” lift strut instead of the spacer and use the rest of these components and I bet they’d probably get more buyers.
     
  13. May 29, 2018 at 5:09 AM
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    What about just getting the bilsteins 5100 for the front and the back and adjusting the front to 2.5 and using a rear 1" block to level it out? How would that fair in regard the ride and would any other parts (Like UCA, Sway bushings, ect..) need to be replaced? I was quoted about $1175 for parts and labor to get my 2015 CM done from a local truck shop (Eastern Truck & Accessories).
     

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