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Old 08-23-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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Fabtech/Procomp 6" DB Lift

Hey all. So i bought my truck last year with this lift on it. And I really want to be able to get out and wheel my truck but i am uncomfortable with the high center of gravity. Is there anyway to go back to a 3"? Weld a xmember back in?
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it could be done... however, nightstr i think had a 6" truck then put it back to 3" but if creaked and rattled for some reason, so he sold it

you could also, go down to 33" tires and are a little wider... krookz wheels his 6" tacoma
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Ill have to look into it. Im just a little turned away from the 6" after my little...incident at hollister in january. lol.
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Ill have to look into it. Im just a little turned away from the 6" after my little...incident at hollister in january. lol.
elaborate on incident....
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^yeah that did suck... I've yet to go out with my new RCD due to what you did in Hollister... talk to krookz, he wheels his all the time
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Ya you can go back to 3" lift but you will be looking at around 800 bucks to get a x member welded back in there unless your good with a welder you can do it yourself gonna be a shit ton of work though.
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^not really a shit ton? just weld the xmember in and convert to 3" lift

meh, I'm just going to get a trail rig... one day.
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If i would have gotten out of the truck it would have rolled over. It was a very clenched 15 minutes. There was probably 6' between my drivers side rear tire and the ground. The 6" fabtech is just too stiff in the front.
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Ya but to do it right you should buy a new xmember from Toyota ( u will probably get bent right over from the dealership for a new one). But if your gonna just put the old one back in you will have to gusset and plate the shit out of the xmember to make it strong.
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agreed with solus keep the Tacoma the way it is and buy a real trail rig to beat on.
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There is always option c. What would the lift amount be like with the front coils cranked all the way down?
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What coils do you have?
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the fabtech dirt logic 2.5's , but i am going to be going to kings in the future.
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i would think if you crank them down all the way you might get just less then 6" of lift
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But then you run into the issue of no down travel and gobs and gobs of down travel. lol
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I think that i am going to start by lowering the rear a bit. It is currently at about 7"+. i figure if i lower it to about 5" or so, then when i get my cbi bumper, that will level the whole thing out a bit. my coils are only cranked about 2" anyway.
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yes you sure would
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Ok, new plan just popped into my head and it seems like it is exactly what im looking for. new leafs to lower the rear a bit and mid travel coils in the front cranked all the way down. I think that will put me at about 5" of lift. Then ill go down to 33 or 34's when i get new tires.
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i don't think a mid travel coilover will work with a DB lift though? don't quote me on this though.

But the new leafs and a 33" tire is a good idea. I am running a 6" lift with 33" tires and its not crazy high at all
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Do you have a build thread or any pics of your truck? And if mid travels dont fit, i know there are coils out there that have more travel than the fabtech ones. They are hard as a freakin rock.
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