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2016 4RUNNER SR5 LIFT

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by r0nnierae, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Apr 26, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    r0nnierae

    r0nnierae [OP] New Member

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    Eventually I will be lifting my truck 3 inches (i was told 3 inches is the most you can lift without trimming) and throwing on some meatier tires and rims.

    Im trying to avoid spending to do this all of this at once since i have a baby coming soon. If i were to take steps to completing this, i'm thinking that maybe i can start with doing the lift? Once the lift is complete and my current tires are in need of replacement, then I can continue on to spending on the new rims and tires.

    Does anyone believe that this is the route to take considering my situation? If so, where and how do i start? I dont know anything about this stuff and need to be schooled! Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 26, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    3" lift on stock tires in my opinion is going to look pretty silly. I would wait, save up, and do it all at once. That's just me though...it's your rig.

    As far as lift info goes, here is my standard issue copy and paste lift info:

    Really depends on what you want to do with your rig...Is it a pavement princess, rock crawler, weekend warrior, overland/expedition, occasional forest service roads?

    Here are some options I outlined for another member a while back:


    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 at the fenders, but will have slight reverse rake at the body. 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. The higher you go the stiffer the ride will be due to preloading the factory coils.

    2. Also utilizing 5100 shocks you can get some taller front coil springs to gain lift. Toytec, Wheelers, Old Man Emu make 1.6"-3" lift coils. This will add about $170-$200 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 $1000-$3000 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-$1500 a pair.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2017 at 4:31 PM
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    Congrats on the new baby!
     
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  4. Apr 27, 2017 at 9:56 AM
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    This is verrrrrrrrrrrrry helpful! I really appreciate it. I think i will save up and try to do 1 & 2! Would you have recommended websites to get it from where they are reasonable with prices. I dont wanna just go with the first option it shows me on google and then i get ripped off...
     
  5. Apr 27, 2017 at 10:04 AM
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    Thank you! Due date is July 11! Excited!
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2017 at 10:28 AM
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    Wheelers is my go to! Great bunch of folks there.

    Toytec is another good option as well...
     
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  7. May 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    You don't need to "trim" if you just get a lift.

    The reason you trim is to make clearance for bigger tires. For actual off-roading, you want the *minimum* lift that will fit the tires you want. So, to do it "right" you lift it a couple inches, trim the fender wells, and throw on some 33's. You don't "need" new rims, either, that just adds an extra cost, although there are some advantages to different offset wheels.

    So... why do you want a lift? Will you be wheelin' with it, or mall crawling (i.e. the "bro" look)?

    As Brochacho said, 5100's are probably your best budget minded suspension upgrade. You should be able to fit 33's (285's) on your stock rims with the 5100's set at 2.5" and a spacer in the back to level it out, and maybe some minor clearancing of the fenders. If you don't have much, if any wheeling experience, 5100's are more than enough to get you moving in the dirt. Go with that, and just drive the crap out of it. The more you drive, the more you'll figure out what upgrades you'll need later on.

    I speak from experience when I say do your mods before the baby comes...
     
  8. May 18, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    Very good to know! 5100's it is! Im trying my best to get this done before the baby does come...

    i probably wont be doing crazy rock climbing stuff but i will be doing off road trails...
     
  9. May 18, 2017 at 10:31 AM
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    Glad we could help.

    Even though I don't plan to do much, if any actual wheelin' in my 4Runner, I'm still considering the 5100's. I was a little bummed by the squishy ride coming form the stock shocks. The brake dive is a little much for me.

    Congrats by the way! I wish you the best of luck for a happy and healthy family!
     
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