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Old 09-20-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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Pro Comp 3"...diff drop or not?

Ive decided on getting the pro comp 3" with coilovers up front and add a leafs in the rear. some say this comes with a diff drop n some say it doesnt. if it does, do i have to use it?? whats the pros n cons of using it with this small lift? its going on an 06 DC short bed 4x4.
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The procomp lift does not come with it.I had this kit and recommend straying away from it. If you bought it already then only thing I highly recommend is get new upper control arms like camburg or total chaos
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The procomp lift does not come with it.I had this kit and recommend straying away from it. If you bought it already then only thing I highly recommend is get new upper control arms like camburg or total chaos
I also heard mixed reviews about this lift. Check out toyteclifts.com and browse around there. As for a diff drop kit, they arent required but I installed one on my 3" lift anyways.
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It's not a bad lift it's just those front coils on the 3in lift are stiff as hell there like 720lbs each. Then I got new my SAW coilovers that have 650 lb spring and it's night and day on the ride.
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diff drops don't really do anything on 2nd gens...
they don't even do much on 1st gens, I'm considering taking mine off



check this thread out OP
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...05-tacoma.html
would it get rid of my front driveline vibe at least? this was a suggestion made to me by the shop I get my alignments done at
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would it get rid of my front driveline vibe at least? this was a suggestion made to me by the shop I get my alignments done at
are you running aftermarket UCA's?

the diff drops dont do absolutely nothing for 2nd gens, except become damage multipliers should your underbody take a big hit
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are you running aftermarket UCA's?

the diff drops dont do absolutely nothing for 2nd gens, except become damage multipliers should your underbody take a big hit
I am, Icon Tubular uni-balls. This is kind of what I expected, a learn to live with it situation. I had to lift it...have to live with the vibration
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I am, Icon Tubular uni-balls. This is kind of what I expected, a learn to live with it situation. I had to lift it...have to live with the vibration
are you sure its coming from the front? usually the added adjustment from the uca's gets rid of the vibes that come from the front being misaligned

have you looked into CB drops or one-piece driveshafts?
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:18 AM   #10
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are you sure its coming from the front? usually the added adjustment from the uca's gets rid of the vibes that come from the front being misaligned

have you looked into CB drops or one-piece driveshafts?
100% sure its a front driveline vibration. With front drive shaft in vibes are there, when front drive shaft is out, no vibes. Could be out of balance eventually, I'm goin to be getting one piece front and rear. After I get back from Japan that is
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ok no dif drop for me then haha. and, ive heard good and bad abt this lift. im goin from 2"spacer to this so it cant be any rougher. as far as UCAs, id like good quality but tryin not to spend any more than i have to. any suggestions on quality to price ratio? and how do the UCAs help with the pro comp lift?
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100% sure its a front driveline vibration. With front drive shaft in vibes are there, when front drive shaft is out, no vibes. Could be out of balance eventually, I'm goin to be getting one piece front and rear. After I get back from Japan that is
im in japan...okinawa. gettin everything i want for my truck ordered so i can install in feb wen i get bak home
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:28 AM   #13
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ok no dif drop for me then haha. and, ive heard good and bad abt this lift. im goin from 2"spacer to this so it cant be any rougher. as far as UCAs, id like good quality but tryin not to spend any more than i have to. any suggestions on quality to price ratio? and how do the UCAs help with the pro comp lift?
please tell me you'll be ditching the spacers after you install the pro comp, not trying to stack lifts! but light racing has some decent UCA's, there is also Icon Vehicle Dynamics, Total Chaos, I'm sure there are other ones. If you go with a Uni-ball setup the UCA's allow a little more travel than your basic ball joint UCA

I will be in Sasebo, middle of Jan
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yes def gettin rid of spacers. takin out stock coilovers with spacers and puttin in the procomp coilovers. how do new UCAs help me tho?? and any prices on those UCAs or good places to look?
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100% sure its a front driveline vibration. With front drive shaft in vibes are there, when front drive shaft is out, no vibes. Could be out of balance eventually, I'm goin to be getting one piece front and rear. After I get back from Japan that is
ahh, maybe....there were some other things that can cause front vibes on 2nd gens but they're not coming to me right now........


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ok no dif drop for me then haha. and, ive heard good and bad abt this lift. im goin from 2"spacer to this so it cant be any rougher. as far as UCAs, id like good quality but tryin not to spend any more than i have to. any suggestions on quality to price ratio? and how do the UCAs help with the pro comp lift?
light racing makes a good "budget" uca with additional adjustment for alignments, or if you want to spend a little more money you can go for a 1.25" uniball like icon, all pro, total chaos, camburg...

the main problem people get from lifts are bad alignments, which cause vibes. uca's allow for cleaner suspension travel and have more build in adjustment for alignments
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ahh, maybe....there were some other things that can cause front vibes on 2nd gens but they're not coming to me right now........




light racing makes a good "budget" uca with additional adjustment for alignments, or if you want to spend a little more money you can go for a 1.25" uniball like icon, all pro, total chaos, camburg...

the main problem people get from lifts are bad alignments, which cause vibes. uca's allow for cleaner suspension travel and have more build in adjustment for alignments
I'm thinking we were writing this at the same time..

The biggest thing is, you get what you pay for. In all reality for your run of the mill off-road adventures the light racing ones would be just fine. I went with the Icon's really because I ACTUALLY had the cash to blow on them, will I ever use them to their full potential, probably not, but I'd rather have them and not need 'em than need 'em and not have them
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aight thanks! and ive thought abt adding a 2-3" body lift down the road. in my mind thats 5-6" lift with more ground clearance than ur regular 6" diff drop lift. is that a good idea or no? bros n cons? thanks guys
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aight thanks! and ive thought abt adding a 2-3" body lift down the road. in my mind thats 5-6" lift with more ground clearance than ur regular 6" diff drop lift. is that a good idea or no? bros n cons? thanks guys
don't go above a 1" body lift, and only do it if you really need to fit larger tires.

large body lifts like that don't really serve a purpose other than making your truck more dangerous. They don't add any clearance, just raise the body of the truck off the ground- differential, frame, everything is still exactly the same but the cab is higher off the ground.

there's instances where guys with body lifts have wheeled their trucks...and had the entire cab of their vehicle fall off the frame because of broken cab mounts, and there's tons of pics that float around of cabs off frames after car accidents
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don't go above a 1" body lift, and only do it if you really need to fit larger tires.

large body lifts like that don't really serve a purpose other than making your truck more dangerous. They don't add any clearance, just raise the body of the truck off the ground- differential, frame, everything is still exactly the same but the cab is higher off the ground.

there's instances where guys with body lifts have wheeled their trucks...and had the entire cab of their vehicle fall off the frame because of broken cab mounts, and there's tons of pics that float around of cabs off frames after car accidents
^^^^I was in the process of writing the same thing. A 3" lift really is all the truck NEEDS, everything else is just for show
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good point. im from bama and abt to be stationed in north carolina so all i really do is muddin. i do ALOT of muddin but that and the trails gettin to mudholes is the extent of my offroading. i was thinkin the added body lift so i cud fit 35s but i think ill stick with 33s if it means i stay on my frame haha
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