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Old 02-11-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Question Can I use some of my Toytec 3" lift with a 6" lift

I have contacted Zone about this and they were very quick to respond with their lift is designed to work with OEM parts.

I personally installed my 3" Toytec lift about 3 weeks ago with 5100's, 2" add a leaf, silver 620# Eibach springs, differential drop, skid pan drop and Light Racing UCA's. At the time, I was torn between the 3" lift or 6" and I opted for the 3". I am now going to install a Zone 6" lift and my questions are. 1) Can I still use my 5100's for front and rear? 2) would it be beneficial to keep the lift spring in the rear and go with a shorter block? 3) Since I will be adding a Relentless aluminum bumper very soon, will the 620# springs be enough to overcome the extra 50ish lbs.? 4) Remove the complete Toytec lift and use stock shocks and stronger springs for the new bumper? I will be running 33x12.5x18 with 4.5" BS. I like the look of the extra fender gap between the tires in which the 3" isn't giving me. I do not do any heavy offroading but I do ride in the woods and mud at an easy pace. Hopefully this newb question isn't too confusing. I have searched for my answers but can't seem to find anything elsewhere that is similar. Thanks

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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Is zone a body lift or a drop braket lift
I believe that it is a drop bracket. Thanks
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1.no
2.yes blocks are bad
3.yes, just might want to add some preload to the springs
4. I'm pretty sure stacking a 3" and a 6" lift would cause problems. Take the toytec out.
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[QUOTE=Oowen;6426432]1.no
2.yes blocks are bad
3.yes, just might want to add some preload to the springs
4. I'm pretty sure stacking a 3" and a 6" lift would cause problems. Take the toytec out.[/QUOT

A couple more questions. The answer was no to question 1 and I just want to clarify for myself. Even with the clip being set to the stock position on the 5100s up front and the top coil spring spacers removed? I understand that a slight preload may be needed for the new bumper. For the rear to be level with the 6" lift and retaining the 2" leaf springs I would use a shorter lift block of approximately 2" instead of the 4" block supplied in the kit? The shorter block will be better since taller blocks add more stress? I will need to use the Zone shocks for the rear and remove the Billy's? Thanks again!
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1.no
2.yes blocks are bad
3.yes, just might want to add some preload to the springs
4. I'm pretty sure stacking a 3" and a 6" lift would cause problems. Take the toytec out.[/QUOT

A couple more questions. The answer was no to question 1 and I just want to clarify for myself. Even with the clip being set to the stock position on the 5100s up front and the top coil spring spacers removed? I understand that a slight preload may be needed for the new bumper. For the rear to be level with the 6" lift and retaining the 2" leaf springs I would use a shorter lift block of approximately 2" instead of the 4" block supplied in the kit? The shorter block will be better since taller blocks add more stress? I will need to use the Zone shocks for the rear and remove the Billy's? Thanks again!

1. I thought you had something different, it will work with existing lift.
2. With rear I have no experience with blocks, I'd say it would be fairly level.
3. Yes you will need to use the longer shocks provided with the zone lift.
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I am now checking into Alcans for the rear instead of blocks. Thanks for your help.
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I am now checking into Alcans for the rear instead of blocks. Thanks for your help.
Alcans are awesome!! Good luck. Post finished pictures
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