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Want to level truck

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by fingers1126, May 4, 2018.

  1. May 4, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    fingers1126

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    Im looking to level out my 2017 Tundra i do only on road driving just want to get rid of front end rake ... looking at different ways and means of doing this . im thinking of just doing the space design but different opinions on on top spacer or in mount spacer ...... What is the consensus say ??? just looking to ad 2.5 inches , any help greatly appreciated just dont want to make a mistake and have problems down the road.
     
  2. May 4, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Before going spacer lift, I would seriously consider the Bilstein 5100, 6112, OME....

    Check out the vendors section.
     
  3. May 4, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    5100's at the middle setting (1.57")

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  4. May 4, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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  5. May 4, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    5100s or 6112 BILLSTEIN
     
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  6. May 4, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    The general consensus here is that spacer lifts should be avoided. ColoradoTJ's advice is solid. The 5100's would be an upgrade and they don't cost a whole lot more than spacers.
     
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  7. May 4, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    See OP, sexy isn’t it?

    Rides a hell of a lot better as well.
     
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  8. May 4, 2018 at 6:20 AM
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    I have 6112/5160 in rear at 1.9 setting. If you go 2.5 in front you will be nose highly slightly. I’m happy with the setup.
     
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  9. May 4, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Net monkey, you look pretty damn level at 1.57.
     
  11. May 4, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    What are you running for springs ??
     
  12. May 4, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    I did 5100s all around and 1 inch block on rear and rides great front is at highest setting
     
  13. May 4, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    Man one thing you will learn is that in "most" cases spend the extra cash and get better quality. That being said, I have a rough country 3/1 leveling kit and I notice zero loss in drive or ride quality. I do only on road driving as well and mostly interstate. I'm completely happy with it.
     
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  14. May 4, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    yup.... it is about as level as you can get. here is the before and after

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. May 4, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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    stock coils
     
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    Looks good!
     
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  17. May 4, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    I really would like to go the suspension route esp bilstiens can yoiu use factory springs ??? Also how is the ride. Keep in mind keeping stock tires and wheels ,

    Stock coils on highest setting and dont ride rough ????
     
  18. May 4, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    With the Bilstein 5100 adjustable struts do you need to add a differential drop kit??
     
  19. May 4, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    If you are just leveling you don’t need a dif drop.
     
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    Whoa this is like an exact replica of my truck!
     
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    hah! yup, we have the exact same trucks... even the same year :)
     
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  22. May 4, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    Ok so everyone using the bilsteins your using stock coils on middle or highest setting ?? and not over compressing coil resulting in stiff hard ride ????
     
  23. May 4, 2018 at 6:47 AM
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    The higher the lift the more pre-load essentially.
     
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    I may push this hard(ok I push it very hard), but only because the quality of parts and service I received were top notch. Get with David @Toytec Lifts and look into the Eibach 3/1. Ride quality is better than stock and its an easy swap to do.
     
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    On the middle setting, the ride is firmer, but not jarring. Actually, the 5100's are a better shock than the stock shocks on the SR5, so I think the ride is better. Also, the choice in tires can change the ride quality. I went from the stock 275/55/20's to the 295/55/20 ridge grapplers. The ridge grapplers have a stiffer sidewall than the stock tires so that could contribute to the additional ride stiffness.

    I can't speak to the 5100's on the top setting. Someone else will have to chime in.
     
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    Here is the link.
     
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    Heck yeah, they are priced very well for the quality of parts!
     
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    Yes they are .. im just looking to level off not really interested in lifting rear also ......... so thinking billy's maybe way to go just using stock spring has me worried about too much preload ...
     
  30. May 4, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    I don’t think you are really preloading the spring like a spacer. That’s the advantage. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
    The 6112/5160 I have come with beefier springs and the shock itself is much more beefy than the 5100. It’s most definitely an upgrade if you want to spend a few hundred more. I am at the 1.9 setting up front, nothing in back except the 5160 and I am perfectly level. I didn’t change the UCA and I have no diff drop and I have zero issues.
     

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