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    Default Best Tundra Lift Kit?

    I am interested in knowing your opinion of the best lift kit for my 2005 DC Tundra. I have used the Cornfed 2.5" lift on a past Tundra and it seemed to have worked and looked okay. I would like to stay around the 2.50" front and 1.25" rear lift range. I am always looking for improvements so if you think there is something better, Please let me know. Thanks in advance!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aspenh1
    Teamwest/camburg UCA's and coilovers
    2nd that one.

    I have the same set up on my double cab. The only difference is that my rear end is lifted more than 1.25 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHill
    I am interested in knowing your opinion of the best lift kit for my 2005 DC Tundra. I have used the Cornfed 2.5" lift on a past Tundra and it seemed to have worked and looked okay. I would like to stay around the 2.50" front and 1.25" rear lift range. I am always looking for improvements so if you think there is something better, Please let me know. Thanks in advance!!

    RHill
    Rev-Tech makes a great kit if you want to save a bunch of money and don't need the heavy duty off-road performance that the others offer. Mine looks great, and maintains the stock geometry for a stock ride. No need to replace any shocks either. Rev-tech part # 435 for 4x4 application. Good luck.
    Bluesteel Mica '05 Tundra SR5 Dbl Cab 4x4, REV-Tech lift kit, BFG 285/75/16's on Centerline Flint 16x8's. Custom 3" cat-back, w/ flowmaster three chamber, exhaust. Line-X bedliner

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    Quote:
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    Teamwest/camburg UCA's and coilovers



    2nd that one.

    I have the same set up on my double cab. The only difference is that my rear end is lifted more than 1.25 inches.


    I second that , second that, or third that!!! Check my pics.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHill
    I am interested in knowing your opinion of the best lift kit for my 2005 DC Tundra. I have used the Cornfed 2.5" lift on a past Tundra and it seemed to have worked and looked okay. I would like to stay around the 2.50" front and 1.25" rear lift range. I am always looking for improvements so if you think there is something better, Please let me know. Thanks in advance!!

    RHill
    My mods for a 2003 are: FabTech 2.5" coilover lift in front, FabTech rear performance shocks, Revtech 3rd member drop kit, 0.75" spacer block plus an add a leaf in the rear. This provides adequate clearance for moderate off roading and cleans up the soft feel of the stock (or TRD) suspension. The handling on the pavement improved as well with less body roll.

    Best lift kit for what purpose? If you are off roading, longer coilovers are heaps better than spacers, and heaps more expensive.
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    This topic belongs in the handling, suspension, & brake forum.

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    If you have a 4WD and want a serious lift and dont plan on seriously offroading go with the Tuff country or RCD.

    2WD Get a coilover kit and Upper control arm, the Donahoe kit is the best on the market now because of built in bumpstop and limiter.

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    Default Re: Best Tundra Lift Kit?

    i have a 2005 tundra access cab 4x4 and im thinking about a leveling kit and dont know what to go with. i hear everybody talking about 285/75 tire but they r with 16" rim but i have 17" rim and i go with the same leveling kit. i want to do it myself so i will need a nice and easy one as well. i would like 285/75r17 or 33x10.5 r17 tires with stock rims or will i need to change the rims. guys please help a new tundra guy thanx

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    Default Re: Best Tundra Lift Kit?

    Frank-

    There have been a few updates in the world of 1st-gen suspension since this thread was originally posted five years ago ...

    16" wheels will fit your truck, and there is a greater selection of tire sizes at that wheel size anyway. Aftermarket or OEM is up to you, in general it's not difficult to find OEM 16" alloys since people upgrade to aftermarket wheels, but a nice 16x8 aftermarket wheel with 4" backspacing or so would work very well for a 285/75/16. Good time to change the lugs, too...ARP makes some nice ones, and they're not hard to change out.

    If you want to stay with 17" wheels, then any 33" equivalent tire which will acceptably fit your wheels will work.

    The least expensive solution is a Bilstein 5100 snap ring kit, using your OEM springs.

    The moderately expensive kit is a Bilstein 5100 with a threaded body and straight-wound coil, sold by ToyTec.

    The expensive solution is a high-volume coilover with remote reservoir, and straight-wound coil, from Camburg, Radflo, Icon, King, Fox, and a few others.

    It all depends on what you need. If this is a DD that rarely (if ever) sees dirt, the 5100 kit will work fine. If it sees a little dirt, step up to the ToyTec kit. If you like to drive hard in the dirt, step up again to the big coilover kits.

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    Default Re: Best Tundra Lift Kit?

    Looking at the Toytec kits, the 5100 heigh adjustable front/rear kit looks great. My '00 access cab is bone stock, and the leaf packs are getting tired. I'm thinking this kit w/ one of the rear lift options might work nicely. Am I right in thinking that the add-a-leaf option would help more with weight capacity, over the spacers?

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    Default Re: Best Tundra Lift Kit?

    The Front Bilsteins will provide up to 2.5" of lift, and the rears are longer to work with an AAL. We have two different options on the AALs. One will stiffen up the rear and help with loads, the other will make the rear ride much smoother.
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    Default Re: Best Tundra Lift Kit?

    thanks Dan, email sent

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    Default Re: Best Tundra Lift Kit?

    I know this is an old thread, but it has a very catchy name, so easy for searches.

    I have an 06 Double cab TRD, and have decided to keep it for a while longer. (Just bought the wife a 2011 Camry SE, so payment wise, I need to wait for a new truck, LOL! )

    However, I tow. Looking to tow at my max as well soon. Going to sell my motorhome and buy a Toy Hauler trailer. I will be towing right at my max, at around 4500lbs.

    I would like to give my truck a modest 2.5" lift, and am currently researching lift kits and hubcentric wheel spacers.

    My question along these lines would be, Can you recommend a decent kit that would not compromise my trucks OEM capability, and give it a little better look? Or would I just be better off staying stock?

    Thank you ahead of time, Richard.

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