Originally Posted by DAN_FPC
I have the procomp kit, on my 09 double cab v6. It rides nice and handles bumps well. I removed my sway bar and added camburg uca's and ended up with about 3.75 inches of lift in the front and about 2 in the rear. It sits level. Very happy with product.
3.75 inches is still a little high brother
my truck looks the part as does yours i bet but, my truck is missing down travel as is yours the rear will articulate just fine even on my regular cab but the front is where things reveal them selves about this kit.
to answer your question yes it will most likely ride a little better than mine but, consider what feed back your getting here ome and toyotec make nice well thought out lift systems. they can tailor spring rates to your truck and have you in a nice quality set-up. this is what people are recommending with the exception of a few guy's chiming in here and there about pro comp and other brands.
the pro comp on the other hand you will more than likely have a very stiff ride. i sure a fuck do and my sway bar is gone as well. this is subjective but, true non the less just due to the spring rates. the loss of down travel can negatively effect on road performance and off road performance as well and the likely hood of going well over three inches is not advised with out a drop bracket to get your front axles in line. if you ever plan on wheeling this truck this will become much more of a concern and a pain seeing as how you will be missing valuable down travel. this is what keeps your tires on the ground and provides traction. the es9000 shocks that come with the kit are 3 inch shocks when you over extend them you shorten their life span and are putting them at higher risk of failing. they will also top out over bumps be it large or small depending on how high the truck goes.
there is a perfect mix you should strike between ground clearance drivability and performance this kit fails in most every aspect for me it's not what i expected it to be thats for sure. ome and toyotec have a great rep for making very nice lifts for the money the choice should be clear
if you still want the pro comp kit also take into account that a bumper and winch would be correct even with a V6 and it being an extended cab. correct as in the proper amount of weight so that the coils are preloaded in such a way that they are ready to flex and not be so damned stiff.
ask around about spring rates. mention a 730 pound spring rate to some other guy's on here and they will tell you it's alot even with armor and a winch loaded plate steel bumper.
imho the money saved by going with the pro comp kit will not out way the better quality, handling or ride on or off and durability of a ome or toyotec lift period that is reflected in the price. the decision to lift your truck is a big one you are completely changing the way your truck moves down the road. these things where engineered by toyota to be a certain way then you just go and throw some not very well thought out kit with way to much height and your opening your door to let gremlins in
if one thing can be said about ome and arb in particular is engineering prowess and the tendency to go over board with making sure something is as close to being perfect as possible before they think about releasing it for sale to consumers.
take for instance the rear bumper for 2nd gen tacomas christ they had a working prototype last year and then scraped it because it was not perfect then a year later they are still testing in australia before even sending it to the states to be gone over again! thats the kind of company i want engineering my lift not people who can't even sell you the correct part.
sorry for the long post but, good info makes for a smart purchase i hope this helps someone debating these lifts.