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2" lift suggestions?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Bunkerbuster, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Jul 17, 2016 at 7:26 PM
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    Bunkerbuster

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    Hello my name is Michael and I'm looking in doing a lift on my 2010 4Runner. Just a 2" lift. What do you all suggest. I'm totally new to all of this so lay it on me.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2016 at 12:28 PM
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    Tons of options.... what is your budget? How do you use your vehicle? Do you go off road much? Are you planning on increasing the size of the tire?
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2016 at 2:48 PM
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    Lol. True. I am sitting at about 75,000 miles. I don't do much off hard core 4 wheeling. Just the occasional back woods driving. I do live in Colorado and want to be able to go where I want when I want when in the mountains. I'm not planning on increasing my tires, as of yet and might not in the future. I have Cooper Discover A/T 3 265/70R17. My budget is flexible.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    Well if you "want to be able to go where I want when I want" you will probably want to steer clear of a spacer lift. Not sure if looks plays much into your decision but in my opinion if you did a full 3" lift (which is the max you can go) with stock size tires it would look kind of odd.

    You are probably best served looking at 2.5" or less options:

    1. Bilstein 5100 ride height adjustable shocks. You can set the front shocks to gain .85, 1.75, or 2.5 inches of lift using stock coils. At 1.75" lift in front you will be sitting just about level and have no factory rake. If you go to 2.5" you will need to either get lift springs for the rear or spacers. This set up will run you around $400-600.
    2. Also utilizing 5100 shocks you can get some taller front coil springs to gain lift. Toytec makes 1.6" and 2.5" lift coils. This will add about $170 to first option. This will make for a better ride due to your are not preloading your factory coil springs.
    3. Ride height adjustable coilovers. Many different brands to choose from (Icon, Toytec, Fox, King..) but they are all going to run from about $750-$2000 just for the front. These are a nice option because you can change the ride height while they are installed on the vehicle from 0-3" without removing the entire coilover assembly. This option will also give you the best ride and off road performance.

    You will also need to take into account that when you do a lift you may need to add some after market upper control arms (UCA's) in order to keep you factory alignment in spec. In general most people can stay within factory specs with stock UCA's as long as you keep the lift under 2.5", but ever vehicle is different and even a 1" lift may require them. They run from $450-$1000 a pair.

    Check out www.toyteclifts.com and . Great companies with very helpful staff.

    Hope this helps, I'm sure some other members will chime in with some more if not better information as well. Good luck!
     
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  5. Sep 1, 2021 at 7:48 PM
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    I'm new here too, but I've been studying and trying to determine what I want to do with mine. First three things you gotta decide on; 1. How much time will you be off-road, and how hard core are you going to be off-road? 2. How long are you going to keep the vehicle? If its a long term vehicle you might want to put more money into it. 3. Given the answers to the previous questions, how much do you want to spend?

    Try to be realistic...I couldn't do it LOL. I kept asking myself, "do I need this?" ...And today I ended up with a pretty well loaded order from (Filthy Motorsports - King). Now, I have to wait 5-6 months. I hope I don't regret it.

    I have KDSS so I'm doing a conservative 2" - 2.25" lift extended travel in front, and 0 to 1.5" in the rear. I'm going SPC UCAs because they are adjustable, and compression adjusters all around.

    The other factor right now is the availability of parts. It is actually hard to obtain some of the high quality coil-overs right now. For instance Kings are back ordered 5+ months. And when I was looking at Dobinsons for a less expensive alternative, they were out of a lot of stuff too. Eibach, back order. Point is, check availability before settling on the setup you want.
     
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  6. Sep 2, 2021 at 2:36 AM
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    Welcome and plenty of past threads/ post from members who asked this exact question... Research the suspension threads to find where your budget fits in? From a basic spacers lift, (not recommended) to a Coilovers kit, UCA, shocks, etc.
    Good luck and welcome
     
  7. Sep 2, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    I know it is contrarian but...why do you think you need a lift at all? Stock is much more capable than the exposexuals want to admit.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2021 at 3:37 PM
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    Because it looks 10x sexier.
     
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    What is this "exposexuals" ?..my Google-Fu must be weak today because I can not find a definition.
     
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    As to the OPs question, one of the many reasons I lifted my 2018 was to get a better ride. The nose does not dive down when stopping now and corners like a truck, much firmer and controllable on road and off. Installing a Toytec kit myself was very enjoyable although at some points difficult, rear springs are a PIA Ugh!
     
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