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Lifting the mrs new 2003

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Cmuff03, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Oct 26, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    Cmuff03

    Cmuff03 [OP] New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to gather all the parts that I need for a 3/2" lift on a 2003 sr5. No reas or air shocks. The kits that I see our advertising fairly long lead times. And I'm hoping to start this project next week.

    I'll post some links

    For the rear I think https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SQFXUOE

    And the front https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CJ1VXXG?_encoding=UTF8

    Bilsteins https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T8RZKR4

    Do I need the mounting hardware for struts or can I use the stock? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C7S0KA8?_encoding=UTF8

    Maybe brake lines



    What else will I need? I think I've read that oftentimes you can use the stock upper control arms but occasionally you need to order aftermarket ones

    Thanks in advance for looking!

    Cullen
     
  2. Oct 26, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    iamincrediboy

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    Quick n dirty response here…

    If you aren’t putting any extra permanent weight in, all of that will work. Tho be aware you’re putting together your front coilevers, we don’t have separate springs/shocks up front. Whether you need aftermarket UCAs is kind of hit or miss, you might be able to get away with it. But if you want to play it safe SPC or JBA UCAs are very well liked and not expensive by a long shot.
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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    Cmuff03

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    Gotcha. I think/hope I can handle the coil over assembly. Assuming I'll need to rent a spring compressor .Thank you for the reply and UCA recommendations!
     
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  4. Oct 27, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    If you do happen to not need an immediate supply of parts, and/or you may end up with more permanent weight, stepping up to the likes on Ironman4x4, Dobinsons, or Old Man Emu is not a bit step. And all of them are very good about outlining entire setups for front and rear springs and shocks so you dont just have to piece meal it yourself.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2021 at 9:34 AM
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    OME coils and bilsteins are pretty standard for an easy reliable lift across 4Runners and tacomas. I'd reccomend buying new tophats and hardware, just so you don't have to mess with dissassembling your old ones to reuse.

    3" lifts, like incrediboy said, are where it starts to get hit or miss if you need UCA's or not. You might get lucky and be able to get it aligned with no issues, or you might not.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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    Cmuff03

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    I'm starting to second guess myself.
    My plan is/was to install 5100 in front at the 2.5 setting. And reuse the stock coils. They only have 40k on them.
    I will also install 5100 on the rear and add the 895e OME coils that say will add 1"
    I have TRD pro wheels on the way. 17x7 with +4 and plan to mount 255/75 duratracs on them.
    Does all this sound ok?
    Main questions before I start the work are...
    Is it ok to reuse the stock springs up front?
    Is the 2.5 setting going to be ok with adding the one inch spring in the rear
    Id just like some reassurance before I start
    Thank you
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2021 at 6:45 AM
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    Long as youre onboard with reusing old front coils while the rest of the suspension is new, all sounds good. Lots of people, myself included, tend towards replacing everything at once, if you can afford it (or desire to). Akin to a suspension-only factory reset if you will...

    That said, yes your plan plus what Spencermark said about new tophat hardware should work. 2.5+ front and 1+ rear will roughly level you out instead of the factory forward rake.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2021 at 2:58 PM
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    You can get a whole lift kit through yota mafia or something similar. 5100 are a good kit but Dobinsons are also 10% off right now on their website. Eibach is another good entry one but I think they're getting restocked beginning of December.
     
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