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Old 10-19-2019, 07:03 PM #1
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Are these thoughts correct?

Hello everyone,

I'm a new 2019 TRD Off Road owner from Colorado. I am replacing a 2007 Xterra I've had for the last 7 years. I always wanted to do a small build with it but the money was never there. Now my Wife and I are pretty settled into our careers and income has improved greatly over those last 7 years. I decided to get a new vehicle to put money into vs a 13 year vehicle and knew the 4Runner would be perfect. I've spent hours reading and researching information about the 5th Gen's and wanted to get everyone's input if my thinking and understanding on some of these things are correct.

To start off, I'm looking for a compromise, which seems to be the definition of the 4Runner. I'm not hardcore or rock crawling off road. A balance of being a daily driver, highway traveler and still have decent off road ability is what I'm after. I have concerns over doing too much and having warranty claim issues, although I have read all about Magnuson Moss warranty act it still seems to come down to dealer and the situation as far as having any issues with claims. I also have concerns about addition wear or stress on parts by lifts and tires, as well as gas mileage. Given all this, I'm leaning towards a less is more philosophy for my build.

Now finally to see if my understandings are correct. If I do a 2" front and 1" rear lift/level kit it is my understanding new UCA's will not be needed to get alignment within factory spec. Also a differential drop doesn't seem to be needed either.

With a 2.5" front and 1.5" rear lift/level this is when new UCA's and a diff drop become more essential, is this generally correct? I know every rig is alittle different and there are no definitives for this stuff.

For tires, E load seems to be overkill, but very few tires come in C load. Are SL load tires really insufficient?

From all the lifts I've looked at, I think the 2.5 front/1.5 rear with 275/70/17 looks the best and most balanced. I'm just debating if it's worth having to add UCA's and a diff drop and the potential issues that can arise doing all that. Or would it just be better going with the 2/1 and stock 265/70/17 setup.

I appreciate everyone's time and input to help with my decision.

Thanks!
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