So as you all know, I recently got my 10''-12'' Bullet Proof Lift Kit put on. Ive been dying to have a lift kit by this company since when I had my Nissan Titan and now I have it on my 2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax. I was a little iffy on the BP lift kit for a little bit after doing a lot of reading and seeing all these other lift kits. I wasnt iffy because of the quality or anything like that, just iffy because I didnt know if I would like having such a big truck (this is my first lifted truck), where the heck I was going to park (Most parking garages here I barely fit with my leveling kit), how much gas was going to cost and all that good stuff. But ill tell you that im glad I decided to go big and get the BP lift! I think if I got a 6''-7'' kit I wouldnt be satisfied or happy. This thing is a MONSTER and man does it turn a lot of heads! Especially on the Las Vegas Strip haha.
I know Banger has already done a review on the kit but Ive had friends ask me to do one as well and Ive been wanting to do one anyways. So lets get started.
Surprisingly, my Tundra still drives really well! Almost as if its stock off the dealership lot. And im not exaggerating... even though I still have the spacer that comes with the kit, the truck feels and handles well. I thought it would be really rough and super aggressive on the road but its not. But on the other hand, most of the roads I drive on out here are pretty smooth. I have drove on a couple of bad rough roads and ill say its still pretty smooth with the spacer and no coilovers but when it comes to pot holes or big cracks in the road, i can feel those a lot more than i would in a stock suspension vehicle. But my future coilover setup will take care of that =].
The most surprising thing out of the ride with this huge lift is that I can still make U-TURNS with out hitting/jumping a curb or having to do a half u-turn, reverse, and then go. See video attachment. Haha yes I took a video for proof! =]
So along with my video I have pictures of the clearance in the fender well. Im running 38'' Toyo Open Country MT's and it looks like I can squeeze 40's just with coilovers cranked up. (Looks, doesnt mean I can. haha)
Measurements: (Sorry for the dirty truck...)
Front Fender = 36.5''
Rear Fender = 40''
Cab Height = I didnt measure that when I had it... anyone wanna let me know?
Bullet Proof Lift Kit:
(put all measurements in a new pic with a nicely detailed truck! =] )
But if you guys want a specific measurement, just let me know. Ill do my best to keep up with any request.
I know i need coilovers... those are coming soon. But its good to experience this lift without them cause it just goes to show how well our trucks are built and how well this kit is built because it still rides amazing with this spacer.
I need new shocks... I know... they are on the list. lol
Dont mind the exhaust... still waitin to decide on my setup and the tail pipe doesnt clean the atlas leafs... =/ i know its bad to run like this and im working on it. lol
Here are a couple pix of my 12'' next to 6'' lifts and one lowered.
All these 6'' lifts are stage 2's, the blue streak has his cranked all the way up too.
I dont have a speedo calibrator yet, so I dont have any kind of correct readings... if anyone knows how to get the correct readins without using one of those let me know. (Hypertech or Proocomp, if your reading this, Hook me up!) haha I can tell you that my mileage isnt really bad. I still get pretty good mileage for being on 38's with a big lift. My display readin tells me im gettin between 11-13 mpgs. If I were to guess what the correct readin would be after being calibrated, I would say about 12-14 maybe higher? Idk... I still drive aggressively too so dont think I baby it. The only time I baby it is when im crusin the strip, just so I can see everyone staring and it gives them time to take better pix =]
Dirt Roads and minor off roading:
It does really well off of the road. Doesnt drift where ever it wants to go even if im not holding the wheel. I havent gone too crazy off the road yet, im waitin to do that when I get new tires and my coilover set up. It still climbs like a champ too in 4wd, I didnt have to give it any gas to make it go up this.
I know its not anything huge, but climbin up that in 4wd without pushin the peddle on 38's was impressive to me.
12'' drop hitch we sell at my store.
All I have to say is that I love being taller than almost everythin on the road, and itll be even better when I get my coillovers so I can crank those up to complete the 12'' kit =]
I have no complaints at all on this kit. I got a lot of help from the forums on what kit I wanted to get and as well from Bryan @ Bulletproof and it really helped lead me in the direction I wanted to go with my truck. I hope this thread I made will help a lot of you who have been thinking about getting this lift kit. It really is a great kit and sometimes I wish it was bigger! But the only way to really make it bigger is to do a body lift, and im not a fan of those... If anyone has any questions at all, please feel free to ask. Ill try to get back to you as soon as I can and try to answer your questions as best as I can.
Sorry for the long post and all the pictures. =]