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05-up 6" Lifts: one new, one MIA?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RelentlessFab, May 13, 2008.

  1. May 13, 2008 at 12:51 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I started looking around at 6" lifts today and noticed that some sites state that the Fabtech kits are currently not in stock and are going through a re-design? Anyone else hear of this?:confused::(
    I also found another newcomer (finally....another one!:rolleyes:) to the 2nd gen 6" lift market:D- Tuffcountry. they have a new basic and performance kit out that is pretty reasonably priced- about $1400 basic, $2300 performance w/ racerunner coilovers.
    http://www.suspensionconnection.com...e/to=x/tf=model/to=x/tf=description/to=r.html
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  2. May 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    is Tuff Country any good? what about pro-comp or fab-tech?

    how many are running which kit?
     
  3. May 14, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    I have 6" stage ll pro comp and I really like it... I added the steering stabilizers and tractions bars and it runs like a Cadillac on the road and does its thing offroad as well.
     
  4. May 14, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    before i found that tuff country came up to the plate with a new kit, i've really gone between the Pro comp and Fabtech, but now i really cant decide. I like the fabtech's appearance the best, but its also the most expensive..... and im in college and not made of money, i have a hard enough time paying for school, truck payments and its' insurance yet alone 2600 for a lift kit that's gonna make me lose gas mileage. If i got a kit, i might try out this tuff country one. Its quite reasonably priced and looks pretty decent.
     
  5. May 17, 2008 at 11:29 AM
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    if you aint got the money dont lift just, yet, becasue when you lift something , it requires bigger tires to look better, and with bigger tires you will need gears, unless you want to go from pump to pump, my 00 taco with 35"s and no gears was getting me an average of 13 to 14 mpg. go with a 3 inch its much cheaper than the 6, or save up some more and do the 6, i personally am going to get the 6' fabtech very soon for my new truck.
     
  6. May 17, 2008 at 12:04 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    yeah, 35's would run ya about 11 or 12 hundred bucks, then the gears are $600+install. thats on top of the lift, so its pretty easy to spend ALOT to get the height. the Tuff Country kit actually recommends a set of 33's though, and it looks pretty good with them. If you only run 33's, then the factory gears would probably be fine since so many people run 33's on a 3" lift and still get decent gas mileage and power.
     
  7. May 17, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    i but the daystar leveling kit on yesterday it runs about $160 and then 285/75/16 on factory wheel. if you dont want to spend the extra $$$ i would go that route. i got the pro comp xterrains, lift, and k&n fipk for about $1200. u wont get the articulation for off road. but look very clean. did not lose much power if any. and i think the 285s are equal to a 33
     
  8. May 17, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    I don't have any experience with them...but Trailmaster 6" lifts have been around for a long time on the 1st gen tacomas.

    http://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=T4606/706.0

    I just noticed it's a combined body/suspension. I didn't think it had a body lift for the prev. gens.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    tuff country is garbage.i've heard bad things about their lifts and customer service is crap too. try to google reviews on there lifts. this is going back a few years,maybe they have changed. they dont give you everything you need in the lift that is why its so cheap.then you have to buy that missing crap and your up to the price on a fabtech or pro comp.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    I had a 5.5" TC lift on my Durango a few years ago -- it was a good lift... I liked it a lot.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    corect 33's u will not have to trim the fenders either for good articulation.


    here is something to consider as well. with the design of fabtech's 6" kit. when u ever need to change your ball joints (lower) u need to remover the entire knuckle and half shaft is one piece disassemble it to get the ball joint out. that is were they really dropped the ball on the design procomps u dont have to u just remove 2 bolts and pop out the ball joint. they kept it the way it was designed by toyota.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:21 AM
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    My buddy has a 5.5" Tuff Country on his '95 taco and he snapped the lift spindle in half....Just something for you to think about...
     
  13. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:48 AM
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    i was gonna go the 6 inch route but after months of research and study i came out with the 3":D:D cant be happier though. i would love to go 6" sas style but i cant do that kind of damage to a dd and my small wallet.
     
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