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I want to get enough lift to fit some 33x12.5 muds. I planned on 3-5", but I'm new to the truck scene, and don't know enough about lifts. What all will I need? Are some kits "more complete" than others? I've been told to lift the minimum amount to clear the tires, and this makes sense to me. I don't understand the difference between the $400 complete kits, and the $1400 kits 4wheelparts wants to sell me. I would love detailed opinions on what works best for around (or under) $1000. Whatever you can spare! :)
My truck stats are below. This is my daily driver, and weekend toy. I drive mostly trails, some mud and snow, with some dabbling in rocks. I don't flex a ton, but want moderate articulation and flex possible.
I appreciate your comments and opinions.
 

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hey man. OK, to keep it under $1000, you do have some options. the least expensive route would be some spacers for the front coils. try Cornfed Suspensions. He is a member out of Virginia. Can't remember his web address, right now. For the rear, you could do longer shackles or an add-a-leaf. You will also need longer shocks in the rear. You will get mixed opinions on which route is better for the rear. Then, you could do a body lift, either 2 or 3 inches for the additional amount of lift. The $1400 lift you are hearing about is mostly likely the Pro Comp lift that replaces the stock crossmember. This will keep the CV angles at the stock ride height. Dig around in the "suspension" part of the forum and ask questions if you don't understand. There are lots of people willing to help. Put together a day or two and get some help with the install of everything. Furnish the pizza, beverage of your choice, make some friends, learn about your truck, and save alot on the cost of labor. Good luck and hope this helps.
 

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It would be awesome if everyone that visited this thread contributed! Thanks.:)
 

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if I had to clear 33's and keep it under 1k I would go with some ome front coils, add a leaf in the rear and then a 2 inch body lift. This should get you around 4 inches, on top of that I would recommend an 8 inch wide wheel with only 4 inches of lift. You could always do the 3 inch body lift to be sure. I think this would probably leave you with a couple hundred dollars for all of the extra expenses that happen when working on the project.
 

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Peanut Butter said:
It would be awesome if everyone that visited this thread contributed! Thanks.:)
It would be awesome if everyone that wondered "what's the difference between a $100 spacer and a $950 coilover?" would read the answers to the LAST sixty times the same question was asked.

Here ya go. I'm sure the google site must be down on your end or something.

http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?page=index_v2&id=137&c=10

http://www.trailslesstraveled.com/viewarticle.php?id=53
 

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In my opnion for the money you are looking to spend Cornfed is going to be the best bet. Cornfedsuspension.com Get the full 3 inch kit with diff drop. Also, you can order the body lift through him also. I would say go with a 2 or 3 because I can make my 33/12.50 on 15x10 rim MT/R's rub with 3 sus. and 3 body. For the suspension and body lift it will prolly be around 600 if not less. Then you could put about 500 more bucks for some tires/rims and you would be set.

 

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Cornfed makes a good, affordable spacer lift, as others have already mentioned. Toytec also makes a good spacer for right around the same price. Both Cornfed and Toytec are TTORA members, so with either, you'd be supporting fellow members. If expediency (getting stuff quickly) is important to you, or if you think you will need to ask the seller questions about the lift, then I would say Toytec may be the better option. Cornfed is a great guy to deal with, but he's also very busy with his primary job (military) and isn't always readily available to answer questions, and you can usually expect a 3-week wait before you get your stuff (how long it takes seems to vary with how close you live to him-- he's on the east coast-- and how busy he is). Some people have gotten quite aggravated by purchasing from him, and then having to wait a month or more before getting their order, or not being able to get ahold of him by phone or email while waiting. I have not heard of the same issues from Toytec. Just something to think about...

Cornfed's site

Toytec's site

Another spacer option to consider is Donahoe's 2.5". They're TTORA sponsors and tend to make high-quality products.
 

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Peanut Butter said:
I want to get enough lift to fit some 33x12.5 muds. I planned on 3-5", but I'm new to the truck scene, and don't know enough about lifts. What all will I need? Are some kits "more complete" than others? I've been told to lift the minimum amount to clear the tires, and this makes sense to me. I don't understand the difference between the $400 complete kits, and the $1400 kits 4wheelparts wants to sell me. I would love detailed opinions on what works best for around (or under) $1000. Whatever you can spare! :)
My truck stats are below. This is my daily driver, and weekend toy. I drive mostly trails, some mud and snow, with some dabbling in rocks. I don't flex a ton, but want moderate articulation and flex possible.
I appreciate your comments and opinions.
how much rubbing are you willing to put up with and how much trimming and BFH (Big f-ing Hammer) mods are you willing to do? ;)

2-2.5" spacer lift/AAL or shackle and 2" body lift are about your only options for that budget.
since you have 16" wheels your tires will be 285/75/16s (33x11.4) unless you plan on swapping rims as well. You can do this with OE rims with 1/4" wheel spacers to save some $.
 

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Hey man i see you are in the Las Vegas area. We are going to be installing a new lift on my truck in the next few weeks. Im going to be running the same amount of lift you want, and the same size tires. You should stop on by and say hi and chick it out. Go over to www.nevadattora.com and drop us a line. Although I am not the best at working on trucks there are some good guys here that will help you when install time comes.
 
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