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Toytech lifts Torn between 2 to buy

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by GreyRunner808, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Feb 22, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    4930E055-ABEB-46F9-BF86-612BF2BE65EB.jpg Im stuck between ordering the Ultimate lift and 86AF1759-A09C-4DE1-9D2E-5EE19C3FCE46.jpg this one that is $300 less but still uses Bilstein shocks, whatd the difference and which is better performance wise and why??
     
  2. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Your questions are better answered by ToyTec. Call em up. You can ditch the diff drop spacers, they're worthless.
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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  4. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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    Call em, or email em, you'll get a much quicker response.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:33 AM
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    The only real difference is the first one is adjustable. If you can swing the extra $160 bucks, I'd say go for it. You will be able to adjust the front ride height to you liking.
     
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    Ok thanks, leaning towards Bilstein 5100 lift now! Do i get a better feeling ride with it?
     
  7. Feb 22, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    Would you recomend buyinh UCA’s also?
     
  8. Feb 22, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    Yes, definitely. If you have the funds do it right the first time.
     
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    The ride quality will be the same with both. For $160 and the added adjustability its worth the Toytec Ulitmate kit. You also get relocates for the sway bar and rear bumpstop spacers which are needed for proper suspension cycling onroad and offroad. Call up Toytec Lifts today and dial extension 103. Talk to David. Them him " Gramps sent me" and he will take care of you. ;)

    Note while the diff drop isn't necessary as noted above, it does help with CV axles angle which helps boots last longer typically. Down side to it is that it might no work with some aftermarket skid plates.
     
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  10. Feb 24, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    I am happy with my Ultimate without UCA's. I also got the 700# front springs for the extra weight of the winch and bumper.
     
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    Had the ultimate on my FJ Cruiser and really liked it, wheeled the crap out of it and it held up well. Didn’t do the diff drop though.
     
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    Increasingly, Im finding guys at shops that say a front diff drop is worthless. Changes the angle that it sits as the rear is left in place - and is more harmful than good in the end. Thoughts?
     
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  13. Aug 23, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    From where the diff drop sits compared to the new angle it gives the CV's, it doesn't do much.
     
  14. Aug 24, 2018 at 4:55 AM
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    Agreed. It didn't do much on my 08 FJ either. Didn't even bother installing it when I lifted my 14 Trail. I had it on my FJ for a short while, but when I started shopping for skids I did some more researching on them....hence it's removal.

    Honestly, I think it sells because guys 'think' they need it and it allows manufacturers to tack on $30-40 more to the lift kit prices for $5 worth of materials.
     
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