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Toytec BOSS questions

Discussion in 'ToyTec Lifts' started by Trey5257, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Nov 15, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    Recently purchased a 2017 Crewmax MGM. Already have the itch to modify it. Pretty set on the Toytec kit. Curious on recommendations for the rear, should I go with blocks or the shackles? Also are UCAs necessary? Any opinions on the SPC arms? I think I will be going with some method wheels, not sure on tires yet. Any input is much appreciated! Thanks guys!
     
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    I'm headed the same way very shortly! I'd go with shackles, i currently have a 1" block but would be nice to have the adjustability.
    You don't NEED UCA's unless you go over 3" in front. But I'm going to get some anyways, supposedly it helps with alignment (but didn't have a problem aligning my 3" spacer) not to mention it helps a lot with wheel travel if you do get them.
    I'm thinking of getting the SPC just for non maintenance and I don't wheel hardcore, so I'm not worried about the TC's.
     
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  4. Nov 15, 2016 at 8:25 PM
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    I'm going with shackles in the rear over blocks, from going through this site I'm under the impression the ride is a bit smoother compared to blocks. Trying to decide on UCAs myself, stuck between the minimal maintenance SPCs and the increased strength of uniball TC's or Camburgs. Like @Law323, I don't do any serious wheeling. Sean will be able to give more in depth advice.
     
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    I'll be watching as I'm heading in this direction too. :popcorn:
    Drop some knowledge Sean.
     
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  6. Nov 15, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    Shackles or blocks..I have the 1.25" block in the rear on my BOSS kit. @csuviper has the shackles. Ride is the same it seems.

    UCA's: I have SPC's. Fully adjustable and zero maintenance needed.
    When I ran my last setup (Old Man EMU) I had stock uppers on my 35" Toyos. At certain angles it liked to rub on them which caused my traction to freak out. Aftermarket UCA's would have solved that.
     
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  7. Nov 15, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    I figured the adjustability would be nice as well. I dont plan to wheel much either so I would go with the SPCs as well. I didn't do UCAs on my Tacoma when I did the Toytec lift but just wondering if I should pull the trigger up front this time. I love Sean's truck and already sent him a message, just already came up with more questions since
     
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  8. Nov 15, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    With any 3/1 lift I would recommend the UCAs. I had the stock ones for about 2 years with a 3/1 Bilstein lift. Changed to the Boss and Total Chaos UCAs. Smoother movement and more travel. Do it right away so your not tearing into the suspension twice and getting two alignments.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    Had the block first and then went to the shackle. Similar ride. Smoother movement and more movement with the shackle. Have tested at 1.5" and 1" with similar feel.
     
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  10. Nov 16, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    So after a lot of research and looking at pictures I may just only lift the front. Really not wanting to do the CMC on my new truck. Considering running a 295/70R18 with just a lift/level for the front. Opinions or recommendations? I think this truck sits/looks perfect.
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    A 2.5 or lower and none in back would level it out although, a 3" lift in front would be nose high without at least 1" in back.
    You'd only need a CMC with a certain offset range even with 295/70's. Has nothing to do with suspension.
     
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    Just do the cmc. Just have it done professionally. What difference will it make next year? You can get the setup you want the first time around. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    I really like the Method mesh wheels which are +18. Im just afraid that if I go with the BOSS kit but the 295 tire that they will look too small
     
  14. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Only way they'd look small is with height. I have 275/70's on my 3/1 and they do look somewhat small but a 34" tire wouldn't. Besides that, I have a 2nd gen and their wheel wells are a little smaller than the 3rd gens so, I think you'd be golden.
     
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    Hmmmm, decisions decisions
     
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    Get shackles and do the CMC. Like mentioned, just get it all done with early on.
    I wouldn't do just a front lift. At least lift the rear 1".
     
  17. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:25 PM
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    Any reason you recommend not just doing the front?
     
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    Know of any local or maybe shops in Denver that can do the CMC?
     
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    The front will be nose high and adding shackles also improves right and tightens everything up. It's a win-win.
    And the shackles from toytec are a great value.
     
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    Alright, I think I'm set on the BOSS kit. Heard many good things about it and seems to be the best bang for your buck. Going with silver coils and the rear shackles. Still not sure on control arms yet. Appreciate everyone's input, helped me decide!
     
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    Well, that was fast. Just completed my order; BOSS kit, SPC UCAs, Silver coils and rear adjustable shackles. The fun begins!
     
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    Nice!!
     
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    Can't wait to see it all done!!! Keep us posted.
     
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    I have all of that except the shackles.
     
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