I'm new to the forum and looking forward to purchasing my first Tacoma(first new car) in the next few months. I've always been an old car enthusiast but with a new house, new career and new baby there’s no time to work on them anymore. I need to use every bit of spare time to actually get up into the mountains (instead of just working on my truck!).
I've owned a '74 FJ40, 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, '91 Ramcharger, '89 Suburban, and just as soon as I can sell my 2005 Audi A6 4.2 and my ‘72 classic Bronco I'll be buying a 2013 TRD Double Cab in Spruce Mica.
I've read a lot on lifts but maybe someone can help me distill some specific info I'm looking for and recommend the right lift. I'm new to IFS but I've worked a lot with solid axle mods with over 24" of articulation.
This will be my daily driver but I also intend to get twisty on the weekends. I live on the side of pikes Peak, Colorado so I have plenty of rocky trails to enjoy (my wife got nervous when I told her there is a button to disable the airbags off road). For this reason I don't want just a simple spacer lift. I'll need something that will allow for as much front articulation as possible sparing a solid axle swap or major modification(maybe once the warrantee is up!). I'm not in it for looks, I want performance. I don't want to go over 3"-4" and I will do all the work myself.
Am I to expect no more than 1 inch down travel from a coil-over? I assume a diff drop make up for that?
Thanks for the help and, yes, I am crazy for selling my classic Bronco.