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Re: Hey Jackalope, Coach and other car experts about lift kits
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 07:44:47 PM »
I looked at them KF but just do not see the point. the guys at Toyota are purty smart, I'll just run what they brung.
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Re: Hey Jackalope, Coach and other car experts about lift kits
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 07:47:44 PM »
driving causes wear, don't be scared. I've had a 2" level and 34.5" tires on my f150 for 65k  miles (has 81k now) and all the forums preach your ball joints will wear out quicker and it'll wear your cv joints in the axle shafts.  my jeep comanche has between 6-7" of lift. my dad's 2005 ram has had a 4" lift nd 35s since new, about 130k on it.  the bigger the lift, the bigger tires you'll want. at some point you'll have to regear to save the tranny and boost performance back to near stock. if your asking I'm betting it'll be a mall crawler and see no offroad where a lift and tires can sometimes help



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Re: Hey Jackalope, Coach and other car experts about lift kits
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 08:02:19 PM »
I looked at them KF but just do not see the point. the guys at Toyota are purty smart, I'll just run what they brung.
Carl

They suppose to add a couple inches, for the Colorado it's up to 2.75 inches which would make a big difference for me as it's a bit too low.

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Re: Hey Jackalope, Coach and other car experts about lift kits
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 09:30:12 AM »
KF I went to the Summit site those shock are pretty cheap really. less than $400.00 for my Toyo. I am going to find out about installation
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Re: Hey Jackalope, Coach and other car experts about lift kits
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 08:08:20 PM »
I looked at them KF but just do not see the point. the guys at Toyota are purty smart, I'll just run what they brung.
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Re: Hey Jackalope, Coach and other car experts about lift kits
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 10:14:38 PM »
A lot of times the Kings will come with new upper control arms, so thatís probably what you are talking about.

I installed mine myself and then had Andyís Off-Road in Lacey do my alignment. Most shops wonít instal kits that you donít buy from them.
Andy is a good guy. :tup:
Yep, he didnít great on my alignment. On the lift kits he only runs Revtek for the Tundra leveling kits, which is why I ended up installing the Low Range front spacers with Toytec shackles myself.
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