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Old 11-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Recommendations on a good shop for a Lift

I'm about to pull the trigger on a new 2013 Tacoma DCSB, TRD Sport,V6, 4x2, and am curious who you guys would all recommend to install a suspension lift here in the valley? I work like a madman and dont have the time to do it myself, but i've heard decent things about SDHQ and 4WheelParts. Just want to make sure i use a reputable shop that wont turn my new truck into a hackjob.

I'm leaning towards the Fabtech 6" lift with coilovers, and 35x12.50's. The truck will be 90% highway, 10% offroad, and i'd like to retain the ride quality as much as possible.

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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If you need some solid information check out sierra expeditions they won't steer you wrong.extremely trust worthy and quality work.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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You spent the $$ on a 2013 truck? Spend a few more. KIngs up front (TC uppers) Deaver in back with a quality shock. Ride quality wont change and your truck will be tight!
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give me a call Marv, 480-968-9689
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You spent the $$ on a 2013 truck? Spend a few more. KIngs up front (TC uppers) Deaver in back with a quality shock. Ride quality wont change and your truck will be tight!
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give me a call Marv, 480-968-9689
these guys helped me out a bunch today, called today, they are having gears delivered to a shop by me tomorrow morning. couldnt have been more helpful!
i also suggest Bytor custom truck, they are in scottsdale and they do everything technical with my truck. great guys, always walked away happy!
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little bit harder to install a drop bracket than a normal 3 inch lift.
i would assume most couldnt do it. requires cutting, etc
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little bit harder to install a drop bracket than a normal 3 inch lift.
i would assume most couldnt do it. requires cutting, etc
I just do stuff.
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Marv since you're 2WD I would steer you away from the 6" Drop bracket lift and more towards a 4" spindle and a quality leaf pack and rear shocks. If from there you still wanted to go taller we could drop in a Coilover up front to get you a couple more inches. A kit like this would not require any cutting like the ProComp would, you would have much better ground clearance off road and would ride much better than the 6" kit would. Shoot me a PM or give me a call and we can discuss some options but I am confident that we can get you in something that will perform awesome both on and offroad!
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^^^ I would listen to them, they know thier stuff.


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He said that he doesn't have time to do it, not the know how...
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I got my Camburg spindles installed at Sierra expeditions since I live in an apartment and had no tools. They did great work.

This is how my stance is with the Camburgs, one inch of preload and the allpro standard leaf pack.

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Marv since you're 2WD I would steer you away from the 6" Drop bracket lift and more towards a 4" spindle and a quality leaf pack and rear shocks. If from there you still wanted to go taller we could drop in a Coilover up front to get you a couple more inches. A kit like this would not require any cutting like the ProComp would, you would have much better ground clearance off road and would ride much better than the 6" kit would. Shoot me a PM or give me a call and we can discuss some options but I am confident that we can get you in something that will perform awesome both on and offroad!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:45 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the info. Ive been researching lifts and really like the stance of a 6", and being able to run 35's. I know the fabtech/drop bracket lifts arent very popular around here, however a 4-5 inch lift with coilovers and new leaf packs sounds good. Its important it rides well on the street.

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I'd go with spindle's and some preload from coil overs to get some more lift, and a 3 inch leaf pack for sure.
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Thanks everyone for the info. Ive been researching lifts and really like the stance of a 6", and being able to run 35's. I know the fabtech/drop bracket lifts arent very popular around here, however a 4-5 inch lift with coilovers and new leaf packs sounds good. Its important it rides well on the street.

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just so you know, you will have much better ride quality with spindles, coilovers, and a leaf pack will be much much better than a drop bracket lift
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just so you know, you will have much better ride quality with spindles, coilovers, and a leaf pack will be much much better than a drop bracket lift
This is very true.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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How much do coilovers typcally cost, and which do you guys prefer? Icon, King or Fox?
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and what size lift/tires is this setup?

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and what size lift/tires is this setup?

this is a 3" lift and 33" tires.
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