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Old 12-21-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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Safest way to lift a 4x4 Taco

What is the safest way to lift a 4x4 without screwing up the CV and UCA angles? I'm loving my Kings but can't help to wonder what exists out there if I want to go higher than 2" (which is the highest I'd go due to angle issues any higher)
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
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If all you want is a lift, I believe drop-brackets have nearly straight cv angles. There not the best kind of lifts, but they do have that going for them.
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In my opinion I wouldnt lift any higher. Your Kings are not really made to go into a drop lift kit and you will end up sacrificing ride quality just to go higher in the air and create a top heavy vehicle. I always vote for wheel travel over lift height. It really depends on what you do with it though. Do you like higher speed desert stuff or slow rock crawling?
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What is the safest way to lift a 4x4 without screwing up the CV and UCA angles? I'm loving my Kings but can't help to wonder what exists out there if I want to go higher than 2" (which is the highest I'd go due to angle issues any higher)


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I'm on the other end, currently running Icon's Extended at what I think is 3" (2" of exposed threads) with front diff. drop and camburg UCA's which looks AMAZING but believe I might be pushing it since my truck is 4x4.
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So much so that some lose ground clearance. Pretty funny to have a 6" lift and less ground clearance then a factory height ride.

YES! I call that the "Roll over Special" lol. Those lifts are for people that want to look cool but really have no idea what they are doing
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So much so that some lose ground clearance. Pretty funny to have a 6" lift and less ground clearance then a factory height ride.
Hahaha I know seriously. I'm not saying he should buy a DB, but It's definitely an option to consider for what he wants.
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"Safest" way is to essentially replace the suspension except for the LCAs.

Extended travel coilovers adjusted to 3" or less of lift, aftermarket uniball UCAs, and rear shocks/leaf packs to match is your best bet.

Pros:

- More travel than stock.
- Spring rates capable of supporting armor and Other Heavy Shit.
- More comfortable ride offroad.
- More durable than stock suspension.

Cons:

- Driveline vibes fully possible.
- VSC issues fully possible.
- Expensive.


That's about as safe as it gets. If you want fully safe, stay stock. There's NO lift that's fully safe.
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You have your Kings for sale as of 12/7. You say you have a baby on the way and you need the money so you are unwilling to give a "deal" on your shocks. And then you go and open this thread 12/21 about lifting your truck? Sorry but now your sale thread is looking super shady
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