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Unread 06-13-2017, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default Minor lift for front

I have the 2005 GX 470. With rear suspension at high(or even N), the front seems a bit down. Is there a 1-1.5" lift option which will allow 265/70R17 tires?

Searching the forum gave me two options
1. 1.5" Spacers - Any model recommended?
2. Bilstein 5100 - Can I make them 1" higher than stock height without risking failure? What is the tolerance limit?

What is the approx cost of these items including install? Would 4wheelparts carry these? What option is recommended for the GX?

I am okay with a self install however on my older SUV with wishbones and ball joint, ,getting the front strut off was very complicated. How is the install in the GX. Self doable with front mounted on jack stands?
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Unread 06-13-2017, 09:03 PM   #2
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Very doable for DIY, same as 4Runner.
If you like the plush ride of the GX use spacers, not sure of the latest options.
If you swap shocks for a firmer ride you may consider swapping the rear shocks to match.
Either way a good coilspring compressor may be good, or see the instructions to do it on truck.
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Unread 06-14-2017, 11:56 AM   #3
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Thanks Bulldog!

I like the ride quality, so I guess a 1.5" Spacer is good for me.
Will this fit?

https://jet.com/product/detail/b2d73...3-c30052f5e618

How about suspension comfort/sport controls. Will they also work or will the spacer block the electrical contacts?
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Unread 06-14-2017, 03:34 PM   #4
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Don't know those spacers, bit looks like they will fit. Look at the top of the struts to figure out if you get the wires to work with those top out spares.
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Unread 09-14-2017, 12:45 AM   #5
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Check out Toytec spacers. Inexpensive and will work fine.
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