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Old 10-30-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Lift Questions.. (PLEASE HELP)

Ok so i am going to get a 3in suspension lift "rough country" and it says shocks are not required but i kinda want them.. should i get two aftermarket shocks and if so should i get a red boot cover or black? i have a silver trd sport.. I think red boot cover would look cool..? OPINIONS PLEASE

Also would the ride quality be better with new shocks or is it not worth it??
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Is your rough country lift a spacer lift?

If your concerned about ride quality at all there are much better options.

Black boot...
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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not real sure.. but i just thought the red boot would loom pretty bad ass because of the red trd sport writing..
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You can get a better riding lift for comparable money
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http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota_4wd_tacoma_3.html

This one?

This spacer lift combined with a block in the back is going to make for a stiffer ride.
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http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...con/52907.html

this one..
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what other lifts are better? share links..
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:55 AM   #8
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Ok so i am going to get a 3in suspension lift "rough country" and it says shocks are not required but i kinda want them.. should i get two aftermarket shocks and if so should i get a red boot cover or black? i have a silver trd sport.. I think red boot cover would look cool..? OPINIONS PLEASE

Also would the ride quality be better with new shocks or is it not worth it??
How much are you looking to spend?
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:58 AM   #10
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Same lift except with an AAL which is what you'll want.

I'd get a pair of Adjustable Bilstein 5100's and set them to 2.5 up front. And an AAL and 5100's in the back. Call it good until you can upgrade your full front spring assembly with a new Coilover or eibach or OME springs.
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my main question is should i get two shocks or just keep stock ones?
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5100s. Plenty of info around.

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I wouldnt go with a spacer lift man.. honestly. of your trying to keep it smooth, that will give you the opposite effect.

Look at the pro comp 3" kit. It's what im running and love It. no issues, rides pretty smooth with the sway bar removed, and handles the trails and rocks great. for the price, you can't beat It.

http://www.procompusa.com/prodDetail...5491&plID=1808

I'd go with black boots.
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alright thanks.!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:39 AM   #15
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I wouldnt go with a spacer lift man.. honestly. of your trying to keep it smooth, that will give you the opposite effect.

Look at the pro comp 3" kit. It's what im running and love It. no issues, rides pretty smooth with the sway bar removed, and handles the trails and rocks great. for the price, you can't beat It.

http://www.procompusa.com/prodDetail...5491&plID=1808

I'd go with black boots.
I would do the Procomp over a spacer lift for sure. You get new coils, AAL's, and four new shocks. It's a great value for under 500 bucks. Having said that, the spring rate is pretty high and some people say they aree too stiff to be comfortable and provide over 3 inches of lift which is not good.

I would buy front 5100's for your stock coils and an AAL for now. You can buy Eibach coils later for 150 bucks and make it a little better while keeping shocks you already paid for. You can also add new longer rear shocks when funds are available. Total for all that should be 550 to 600 bucks and IMHO will be a better riding setup than the Procomp.
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i wouldnt go procomp or rough country. i think you should save your money
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Big difference in those two.
well the rough country is a spacer= bad ride
and ive had the procomp and i hated it. that specific procomp is a pile. 720#front springs give way to a really crappy ride
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well the rough country is a spacer= bad ride
and ive had the procomp and i hated it. that specific procomp is a pile. 720#front springs give way to a really crappy ride
Can't argue with that. It's too bad because if they would have got the engineering right it could have been a good little kit. I wonder if anyone has ditched the 720 lb coils for some Eibach or OME ones with a lighter spring rate.
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Ok so i am going to get a 3in suspension lift "rough country" and it says shocks are not required but i kinda want them.. should i get two aftermarket shocks and if so should i get a red boot cover or black? i have a silver trd sport.. I think red boot cover would look cool..? OPINIONS PLEASE

Also would the ride quality be better with new shocks or is it not worth it??
I bought this lift on my old truck, wasnt impressed. It is inexpensive, and it does its intended purpose for the money, however there are many, many better lift options. I ended up replacing mine after about 6 months.
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