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Old 06-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #281
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3 for go 6 for show. Unless your rocking a solid axle upfront and 37's.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #282
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In which case you can have it even lower than 3".


And who runs only 37s with a sas?
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #283
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[QUOTE=Spoonman;7029358]In which case you can have it even lower than 3".


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Old 07-26-2013, 01:05 PM   #284
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3 inches is the best balance of looks and performance form the money plus you lose ground clearance with a 6" lift
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #285
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In which case you can have it even lower than 3".


And who runs only 37s with a sas?
Who? I'll tell ya who... Idiots... wait a fucking minute..

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3 inches is the best balance of looks and performance form the money plus you lose ground clearance with a 6" lift
You do lose a bit of under diff clearance, but you still gain clearance on the frame which is pretty important. I've seen alot of rigs run 6" lifts before they SAC'd... Even some of the more hardcore peeps... Of course though the 6" is still gay.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:08 PM   #286
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anybody ever try a one or two inch suspension lift? im looking into something like that as i would like a little extra clearance on trails but it still needs to be driveable and not eat CV's like popcorn
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:42 AM   #287
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anybody ever try a one or two inch suspension lift? im looking into something like that as i would like a little extra clearance on trails but it still needs to be driveable and not eat CV's like popcorn
I'm at 2" now...
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #288
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anybody ever try a one or two inch suspension lift? im looking into something like that as i would like a little extra clearance on trails but it still needs to be driveable and not eat CV's like popcorn
I don't know about second gens, but my rig has been lifted (2.5"-3") for over 10 years now and I'm still on the original CVs. Then again, I'm a manual hub rig too...
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:57 AM   #289
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anybody ever try a one or two inch suspension lift? im looking into something like that as i would like a little extra clearance on trails but it still needs to be driveable and not eat CV's like popcorn
You can run 2-3" of lift in the front without chewing up CVs or ruining the CV boots. After 3" you start to see premature wear on the CV boots, and can start to see premature wear on your ball joints and a harder time getting good alignment numbers without other mods thrown in like UCAs.

A decent budget oriented option for you to consider are the Billie 5100's up front with your oem coils, and an aftermarket set of rear leafs (All-Pro, Dakars, Deavers) and shocks. Install will be straightforward, and with a decent set of 31" A/T tires you'll be plenty capable to have some off road fun.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #290
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If it's a non-4x4 then I'd go 6" just because I easily could. 4x4, 3" is pretty good before you start running into difficulties with IFS, just depends on your budget. I guess height helps people who run serious mud, but for an all-around vehicle too much height starts getting impractical.
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I don't know about second gens, but my rig has been lifted (2.5"-3") for over 10 years now and I'm still on the original CVs. Then again, I'm a manual hub rig too...
I've been 2.5-3" for over 10 years and I have replaced each CV once. I am convinced the replacements were due to hardcore rockcrawling abuse and not the infinitesimal difference in CV angle.
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If it's a non-4x4 then I'd go 6" just because I easily could. 4x4, 3" is pretty good before you start running into difficulties with IFS, just depends on your budget. I guess height helps people who run serious mud, but for an all-around vehicle too much height starts getting impractical.
If prerunner I would say 4"spindles and maybe a set Billies to get more then 4" of lift kind of a waste to but a drop bracket and no diff to drop.
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Can someone please help me decide what to do about my 09 Taco? I bought it from a dealer and it already had a lift kit on it. I cant even tell what kind of kit it has there are no stickers or anything on it. I noticed a vibration in the the ride so I took it to a drivetrain specialist and discovered that one of the u joints was bad and he also told me my cv axel boots were gone and that was a result of the lift kit. I have done some research on this and from what I have read it sounds like I need a differential drop to change the angle of the cv axels. I have also read that certain types of lift kits require you to make serveral mods to the front end componets of my truck so what I'm asking is there a lift kit I can get that would not require all these changes? I don't do a lot 4 wheeling I just mainly drive it to work and back. I do however use it when I go hunting, putting my boat in, or occasionally pull someone out of a ditch. I would appreciate any advice.
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