View Full Version : another chapter closes :(
04-29-2012, 06:31 PM
took the lift off of the t100 today. it's sad to not be able to see the roof line a parking lot now. No more rocks for johnny.
On the plus side, with all new brake components, and stock height plus big shocks, it rides like a pimp wagon.
It's duties from now on are fly fishing, hauling/towing and the occasional motorcycle carry.
now, if I could only find some 31x9.50's, I'd be in the money.
How come? What was wrong with the lift?
05-01-2012, 07:21 AM
I dunno John's reasoning, but I ran lift to clear 33" tires, which required 5.29 gears. So when I decided I needed the money more than the lockers, it was easiest to sell whole thirds and install old factory 4.10 thirds. That meant I needed smaller tires and that made the lift unnecessary. It sorta looked silly.
The main benefit is that by going back to smaller tires and close to factory ride height we no longer have to jump up into the truck and can actually get in and out of the back. My tailgate is several inches lower.
05-01-2012, 08:02 AM
lives change, and this trucks purpose changed. When it was going camping more, it was worth putting up with the rough ride and increased wind noise, but without that need, it became a pain. Literally. Remember - we're talking leaf springs and IFS here, not like a 80/100/runner with those comfy coils and coilovers.
It was nice to be able to load 1500lbs in it, and tow a trailer, but I don't really have that need often. So, it goes over to being what ninety percent of the pickups out there are. a fishing - fs camping - dog hauling - load of mulch/rock/dirt -motorcycle hauling somewhat comfortable vehicle.
Plus, now I can actually get a motorcycle in the bed without it being a tryout stunt for americas funniest home videos.
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