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Old 05-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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9" Suspension Lift, Off-road capabilities

Hello everyone,

I was wondering, would putting 9" of suspension lift on a Tacoma negatively effect its off-road performance? If so, how?
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Unless you SAS and go with wider axles, I'd say 9" of lift plus whatever lift you get from the larger tires would make the truck way too top heavy.
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Thanks guys, What would be the most optimal lift for a off-road tacoma be then?
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Thanks guys, What would be the most optimal lift for a off-road tacoma be then?
OME or toytecs

Or you can spend a couple grand and get some CO's, UCA's, spring kit, and rear shocks.
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Thanks guys, What would be the most optimal lift for a off-road tacoma be then?
3". Cab mount chop and stuff 35". Looks mean.
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off road, go for around 3. living where you do, i would go full mid travel if you could afford it
what's your budget?

5000-6000 Parts, all the work I can do myself


Thats for lift, tires, wheels


I already have money aside for lockers and labor
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Icon CO's, UCA's, 2.5" shocks, and 2.0" shocks. http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05updonahoetacoma.htm

Camburg CO's and UCA's
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05upcamburgcotaco.htm

There are many options out there just depends on how much you want to spend...
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3" lift is the most you'll need
or 4", LT will give you 4" of lift.
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Yeah 4K should get you started very well on a MT setup. Thats about what Im looking at right now on mine.
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Awesome responses guys, noob question incomming.

"Mid Travel"?
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Awesome responses guys, noob question incomming.

"Mid Travel"?
Mid-travel is only going to give you 8" max, I think.

^^^ I could be wrong.

Long Travel is going to give you about 14" of travel.

EDIT:Anyone correct me if I am wrong.
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Awesome responses guys, noob question incomming.

"Mid Travel"?
Its between stock and Long Travel, so hence the term. Its a gray area of what is considered MT but to me its extended travel shocks, upper control arms, leaf pack. Then you can add from there, bumps, straps etc.... Gets the job done and isnt too bad on the wallet.
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Basically new UCAs and extended travel coil overs. What size tire do you want to run? I'm running 35s on 3" lift and cut 2" out of flares and fenders. Aint easy to do though. You can stuff 35s with an AP LT kit and minimal cutting, at least not cutting into sheet metal.

9" is too high, you want a lower center of gravity, plus with a DB kit you can't run solid skids. With 3" you can get a full set of beefy skids to protect everything under the truck.

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Heres my planned set up that Ill be throwing on in the next few weeks to give you an Idea

Camburg UCAs w/ Icon Remote Resis up front
All Pro expedition pack w/ Icon Remote Resi in the rear
Wheelers bump stops up front
Timbren Bumps w/ All pro U bolt flip kit in the rear
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Do you want to run a set of skids?
with a 6" lift theres not much protection for the front diff/db

Edit: Max beat me to it
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Its between stock and Long Travel, so hence the term. Its a gray area of what is considered MT but to me its extended travel shocks, upper control arms, leaf pack. Then you can add from there, bumps, straps etc.... Gets the job done and isnt too bad on the wallet.

Nice, I will be using it for recreational. It is my daily driver, 5-12 times a year I would like to hit trails with it, nothing crazy but novice climbing, off-road camping etc.. Not all sure what I would need with that.

I have a TRD Sport, so no lockers. Suspension, wheels, tires, rear(and front?) lockers and w/e else I need to look at. Just not sure what exactly
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Heres my planned set up that Ill be throwing on in the next few weeks to give you an Idea

Camburg UCAs w/ Icon Remote Resis up front
All Pro expedition pack w/ Icon Remote Resi in the rear
Wheelers bump stops up front
Timbren Bumps w/ All pro U bolt flip kit in the rear
Extended brake lines from Toytec
BFG AT KOs 285
AP 2" Fender Flares
SpiderTrax 1.25" Spacers all around
Reinforcing Motor mounts
Custom prerunner bumper


Why are you going with the SpiderTrax 1.25" spacers all around?
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