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Hi all, been a lurker around this place and I'm sure it has been discussed, read a few threads about it but looking for the right answer.I have a 08 Tundra SR5 double cab, looking to get a better stance.I've read a lot of guys say go with the Bilstein 5100's, but I'm also looking at some level kits, such as the Readylifts.Basically I want a better stance and would like at least 33"s to fit nicely, not objecting to 35s though.Please let me know, decision has to be made soon, thanks
 

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Depending on who answers you will get a different response, if you plan on off-roading some will suggest the 5100's. I don't off-road, just wanted a more aggressive look so I went with the ready lift 2.5" leveling kit. Shortly after I got my Toyo Open Country AT's 285/75/18's and then I added the 1.5" rear blocks. What ever route you decide to go do yourself a favor and get a diff drop, cheap insurance.

Here's a pic of my truck with just the leveling kit and one with the rear blocks added.



 

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Thanks for the reply, I have the same truck but white.I drive in fields a few months out of the year, we get some deep snow and mud, not looking to do any serious offroading.For about 5 months a year I have a 12' enclosed trailer hooked up, or a 6,000lb. boat, does it affecting towing at all?I definitly want to bring the rear up with the front, and figured on the differential drop.What brand did you end up going with on the kit?Also if you don't mind me picking more, with 285s you are still good on clearance for everything right?I was thinking if I just went 33 or 275 I'd be free and clear from what I've read.Thanks
 

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Thanks for the reply, I have the same truck but white.I drive in fields a few months out of the year, we get some deep snow and mud, not looking to do any serious offroading.For about 5 months a year I have a 12' enclosed trailer hooked up, or a 6,000lb. boat, does it affecting towing at all?I definitly want to bring the rear up with the front, and figured on the differential drop.What brand did you end up going with on the kit?Also if you don't mind me picking more, with 285s you are still good on clearance for everything right?I was thinking if I just went 33 or 275 I'd be free and clear from what I've read.Thanks
Sorry I can't help you with the towing, I only use the bed to carry my sled and quad.

The kit is kind of frankensteined,lol. I have a ready lift 2.5" front spacer that I put in first when I got the truck, this past spring I put a set of 1.5" rear blocks and diff drop from Fat Bob's.

With the 285's I had to trim my skid plate, with 33's you should be fine.

Personally I would not go with 275's when you're lifted, they look too small. Here is a pic of mine with the front spacer and a set of 275/65/18 Hankook DynaPro MT's, I liked the tires but they looked too small.

 
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