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Well I have used the search method to try and find some info on what the best/ most reliable and durable body lift out there is? Its seems like a lot of you guys are running the Roger Brown lifts. I just have a few questsions. I am only interested in doing a 1" lift along with a new OME kit to clear some 32"x11.5". My truck is mostly a rode queen, but definetley sees some harsh on and off road conditions. I never beat the livin' crap out of my truck off-road. I work on a very bumpy/pot-hole infested road, and thats pretty much the worst of what my truck sees. So I guess my question is, have people who use their trucks for mainly commute and some moderate off-roading experienced any of the problems/risks that go along with body-lifts? ALso, is the body lift worth it? (as far as install goes) ANy info is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Portman said:
Well I have used the search method to try and find some info on what the best/ most reliable and durable body lift out there is? Its seems like a lot of you guys are running the Roger Brown lifts. I just have a few questsions. I am only interested in doing a 1" lift along with a new OME kit to clear some 32"x11.5". My truck is mostly a rode queen, but definetley sees some harsh on and off road conditions. I never beat the livin' crap out of my truck off-road. I work on a very bumpy/pot-hole infested road, and thats pretty much the worst of what my truck sees. So I guess my question is, have people who use their trucks for mainly commute and some moderate off-roading experienced any of the problems/risks that go along with body-lifts? ALso, is the body lift worth it? (as far as install goes) ANy info is appreciated. Thanks.
If you have an extra cab or double cab, go with the OME 882's, and then you won't need a body lift to clear the 32's. If your going to put a body lift on, I'd go with a 2 or 3" so that you could upgrade your tires later on to 33's. doing a body lift once is alot of work, but twice would suck a**.
Just my $0.02
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Yea, I have definetly thought about getting the 882's but am worried about the CV angles and ball joints. Unless, this isn't a problem. I never really plan on getting an after market bumper or winch. Check my sig for engine and body style. The othere factor is that I don;t off-road frequently. So , I have heard I can get away will clearling 32"s with the 881 coils. AM I wrong?
 

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Yea, I have definetly thought about getting the 882's but am worried about the CV angles and ball joints. Unless, this isn't a problem. I never really plan on getting an after market bumper or winch. Check my sig for engine and body style. The othere factor is that I don;t off-road frequently. So , I have heard I can get away will clearling 32"s with the 881 coils. AM I wrong?
I can't answer that, because I never had the 881's on mine. I do know the 882's will clear them because I had that set up 1st before the Fabtech. On my 04' the 882's gave me about 3" of lift at first, and then about 2.5" after 6-months of settling. The cv angle looked good on mine, the boot fins were not even close to touching. I did add a revtech diff drop later, but I'm not sure that I needed it. If your not going to wheel it often, then your upper ball joints would not see as much stress as someone who would. You could always look into the replacement upper control arms with the uniballs, which I hear work very well with the OME coils/struts. Maybe someone running that combo will chime in here soon.
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Thanks for the input. Not going with the Body lift would save me mucho tiempo. Yea, that woul dbe a nice little set up with new upper control arms but is not in the bidget anytime soon. Is the settling of the 882's from 3" to 2.5" goind to happen even if I do not do a lot of off-roading? Lik ei said before, my biggest worry is CV and ball jonit wear. Do a lot of highway driving and want no maintenace problems. Just want an improved suspension over my TRD and a little lift for some bigger tires. Will this be a failry hastle free setup?
 

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Thanks for the input. Not going with the Body lift would save me mucho tiempo. Yea, that woul dbe a nice little set up with new upper control arms but is not in the bidget anytime soon. Is the settling of the 882's from 3" to 2.5" goind to happen even if I do not do a lot of off-roading? Lik ei said before, my biggest worry is CV and ball jonit wear. Do a lot of highway driving and want no maintenace problems. Just want an improved suspension over my TRD and a little lift for some bigger tires. Will this be a failry hastle free setup?
I think the settling is fairly normal, even the 881's seem to settle. For hassle free, check out www.wheelersoffroad.com
He can assemble the struts/coils for you and send them to you as a "bolt in" system. You will still need to get an alignment after the install. I did my 882's that way, and then I also replaced the rear springs with the OME leafs. The ride was as good or better than the stock trd, and much improved off road.
A cheaper alternative is a spacer lift. Check out www.toyteclifts.com. Doug and Chris really know their stuff and are great to deal with.
Bill
 
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