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Old 11-11-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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6" lift to much?

Do yall think 6" is to much for a regular cab? I would run 35's, let me know either way.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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What are you trying to accomplish? What are you going to do with the truck? Is it just for looks? mud? rocks? snow?

I personally think that 6" lifts are too much and DB lifts not worth it, but it really depends on your goals.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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Personal preferance, but I think the 4.5/5" RCD lift looks great on any truck.
I think that is a 4x4 lift kit, if you are a Pre-Runner, look into some Spindles. These will both give you a great ride. You can combine the Spindles with aftermarket Coilovers like Fox, Kings, Icon, etc...
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:45 PM   #4
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Its a 4x4, I would have to say mostly for trails and climbing the occasional obstacle. Where I am stationed right now doesnt offer much wheeling so there really is no need to do a bumper and winch right now, figure build its suspension up while I am here. I am shooting to land in NC after this tour is up in a year and ahalf, so hopefully get to use it on some real challenges. ALso would probably hit the mud hole every now and again.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:50 PM   #5
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Its a 4x4, I would have to say mostly for trails and climbing the occasional obstacle. Where I am stationed right now doesnt offer much wheeling so there really is no need to do a bumper and winch right now, figure build its suspension up while I am here. I am shooting to land in NC after this tour is up in a year and ahalf, so hopefully get to use it on some real challenges. ALso would probably hit the mud hole every now and again.
I think that you willl be more than happy with a 3" lift. You will not have to cut in to the crossmember and can fit a plenty big tire. I have also heard that the DB lifts don't hold up as well because of the replacement crossmember and assorted bracketry.
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I think that you willl be more than happy with a 3" lift. You will not have to cut in to the crossmember and can fit a plenty big tire. I have also heard that the DB lifts don't hold up as well because of the replacement crossmember and assorted bracketry.
Better info than I gave. Go with that.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:55 PM   #7
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also its kind of tough to think small most of past vehicles have been lifted a good bit. i just want to build something comparable to my old stuff

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Go with a 3 or 4.5" with 33's. 6" is too much for a reg cab. AnD you'll probally loose a lot of power with 35's (unless you regear)

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no way man. 6 in lift looks extremly good and very functionable( if done right). I personally have a 6in suspension with a 2 in body im loving it! but if you run 35's youll want to redo your gear ratio. if u have a 6 banger i would change it to a 4.88 if manual.
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thanks for all the opinions, I know 3" is the reasonable thing but thats what almost evey yota on the road is sporting, yes probably for a reason. But thats no fun. I guess I just think Wont be happy with a 3" after I spend all the money on the lift and tires only to go back and do it again. I wish I could find some 2nd gen reg cabs with 6" lifts. Here is my first one when I Joined the service...

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Old 11-11-2010, 07:13 PM   #11
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that thing is sex. personally i would only go 3" for ifs but if it were sas id do a 5" or 6"
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This guy has 6" of lift on his 2nd gen reg cab

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...uth-texas.html
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no way man. 6 in lift looks extremly good and very functionable( if done right). I personally have a 6in suspension with a 2 in body im loving it! but if you run 35's youll want to redo your gear ratio. if u have a 6 banger i would change it to a 4.88 if manual.
Functionable? Really?
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You will need a 6" to clear 35s and get the look you want. I have 6" fabtech double cab and I love it. You could go with the Allpro long travl up front and glass fenders and clear 35s if I could go back thats what I would run.


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IMO if you want to go with 6" and 35's and your going to cut up the cross member and you want it comparable to your other rigs I say SAS!
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i would love to have 6'' lift but only got 3. but im also running 35'' boggers with stock 4.10 gears and i have no power loss.
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i have a 8 in lift with 4.10 gears i can tell the power loss when i climb hills. (Pavement or dirt). i want the change it to a 5.88 but i dont have $1300 just floating around.
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People always hate the 6" kits. I drive the unholy piss outof my 2005 6" lift/35s and havent had one problem. Truck currently has 117K miles. As for my 2007, strictly pavement poundin-gangsta-mall crawler...call it what you will

To OP, if you need advise or help with the 6" lift, let me know. I have 2 2nd Gens with 6" lifts on both trucks and know them like the back of my hand.
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IMO if you want to go with 6" and 35's and your going to cut up the cross member and you want it comparable to your other rigs I say SAS!
Agreed.
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I hav a 6" but everybody always thinks its a 3"

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