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Good day to all!. New member here.

Just wanting to get some general information on what I should expect from a 3" lift. My criteria:

*Thinking I want it to be suspension lift, so as the get the extra travel, not just the extra ground clearance, or, is the diff drop just as good?

*285/70/17 tires. What backspacing do I need to avoid rubbing?

*What type of issues can I expect with this combo? I have read about a shuddering at low speeds during acceleration, definitly would like to avoid this at all costs. Also, will the braking suffer noticably with the larger, heavier tires?

*Clearance issues. What am I looking at for clearance issues? Will I need to shave the wheel/fender wells?

*Cost. What should I expect to spend on the lift kit only, minus the wheels/tires?

*MPG. Perhaps I should not be asking this in the same thread, but what type of MPG should I expect, currently I average about 16-17.

*Reccomendations on lift kits/brands. I am happy with the current ride, not too stiff, not too soft, so I wouldn't mind keeping it similar.

That's all I can think of for now. Thanks,

Jeff
 

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285/70/17 tires. What backspacing do I need to avoid rubbing?
4.5"

Cost. What should I expect to spend on the lift kit only, minus the wheels/tires?
3" spacer lift is around $250 ~ $350 depending on brand and where you buy it.

Reccomendations on lift kits/brands.
eveybody is probably gonna say revtek or toytec

I dont have a lift (still dreaming) so thats about all i can give input on...

Nathan
ycart1201

PS: welcome to the site! ^_^

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Look at toytec.com and their coilover lift for front, and a leaf pack for the rear. Their "Light Racing" CO's are made my Donahoe Racing and are just rebadged so they can sell them for less.

Spacer lift is nice. I have one. But it doesn't help suspension travel and is rather harsh when offroading or hitting large bumps (think pothole, curb, tree branch offroading, or a large rock). Highway/city street is perfect. It's the large bumps that don't get dampened well.

Diff drop not needed for 3" lift. If you go larger, then yes.
 
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