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Help with lift!

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by BearTrapper, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Apr 3, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    BearTrapper

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    I've been reading and re-reading and re-re-reading countless threads about how to go about this but I'm still confused so I will just ask directly.

    I'm running 265/75r16 tires and I want to lift it 2.5" or so to have more travel when off roading. I can't afford UCA's along with the lift so I don't want to go to the full 3". I'm 100% sure I'm going to do bilstein 5100s all around, but should I leave the stock coils on (i have no idea when/if they were ever replaced in the 183k miles on the truck) or should I put ome coils on, and which ones if i should do the ome coils?

    Sorry for the trouble, thanks!
     
  2. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    I’d replace the coils along with the shocks. Are you planning on or have any added weight up front or in the rear?
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    I want to, but I'm really not sure how far down the road that would be. I think I should do coils that would be good without added weight, and then change them out for heavy duty coils when I get armor.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    Don't half ass it.

    I'd save when you can do it all.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    It's fine to get Bilstein 5100's, but if you're going to lift it anyways, don't buy stock coils or stock length aftermarket coils. Get coils that have the amount of lift you want. This place has a reputation for good quality coils and lots of happy customers:

    https://www.dobinsonsdirect.com/
     
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    For Old Man Emu coil springs I think you’d want the 2880’s up front and the 2906’s in the rear.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    The Eibach stage 1 pro kit. No upper control arms needed. 2.75" lift in front 1" in back
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    Armored Lighting 50" Curved Double Row LED 42,000 Lumens Rago Fabrication curved LED mounts Billstein 5100 at the corners Cornfed 3/4" spacer in rear ProComp 7069-7983 17x9 -6 offset, 4.75"backspace Falken WildPeak AT3 265/70-17 LIGHTENING DARK 10000 Lumens 9005 LED Headlight Bulbs LIGHTENING DARK 10000 Lumens H11 LED Headlight Bulb VIOFO A119G with GPS Car Dash Cam Boss BN965BLC SMARTLINER All Weather Cargo Liner YITAMOTOR Floor Mats Ever Ready First Aid Meditac Tactical Trauma IFAK Kit with Trauma Pack Quickclot and Israeli Bandage in Molle Pouch, North American Rescue Hyfin Vent Chest Seal, Celox V12090 Blood Clotting Granule Applicator and Plunger
    This is the thread I need for saturday morning coffee sipping.

    EDIT: Thoughts on self install of coils and struts (similar lift maneuver as OP)? I have a 13 SR5. Sorry guys not looking to high jack thread, just want to add to the equation.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    Yeah, this kit lifts the front 2.5" and 1" in the rear. You will be very close to level....... if anything your truck will still look like it has a very small amount of factory rake. Or you can just buy the adjustable front shocks and use your stock coils to get anywhere from 0" - 2.5" of lift in the front. If your goal is to go as high as 2.5" in the front, I would go with the entire kit posted above.

    Yes, lifting procedure would be the same with a 2013. It's a fairly simple, straightforward process. It can get a bit tricky when trying to get the lower shock bolt in, but replacing shocks always seems that way.
     
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