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2003 Quadcab Lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Brutus, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    Brutus

    Brutus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been asking the question for a while whats the best small (2"-4") lift kit, but after some new information I've come across about how the front suspension works.
    Where the Wheels basically have 7-8" of travel. 4"up and 4"down roughly.
    With using spacers it drops the down travel to 1". That can't be very useful. And the Up travel stays at 4". And there is also the worry of going over 3" of lift puts too much stress on the CVs.

    My question is, there a Kit out there that allows me to lift the truck for ground clearance, but not give up wheel travel?

    Or should I just invest in a body lift, keep the stock suspension?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Dont do body!!! Your best bet is to go with some coilovers I think. I got some Toytec C/O's and they have some good travel. And If you go with a 3" lift, make sure to get the diff. drop kit. So that it lessen's the tress on your cv's.

    But for travel reasons, I think coilovers are your best bet....
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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