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3" Drop

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by StormTrooper, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    StormTrooper

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    Im looking for a set of 3" drop lowering springs for my 2008 toyota tacoma... i figured 3 inches too low, but semi-noticeable. any ideas / comments... links would be very appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Try Sittin Sic. They are a vendor on this forum and the guys there are really good. They specialize in Tacomas. For the front and a mono spring with a rear block drop is like $710. They offer a 2 1/2" drop. To get more you can install XRunner front springs. Hope this helps you.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    Thanks, im looking at the $260 set... on www.sittingsic.com


    Would that be ALL i have to buy to lower it?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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    3" is a little low to go on just springs alone. you "might" have some alignment issues. but no one really knows cause they don't make 3" lowering springs for our trucks yet

    the sittin sic kits you would pretty much need to uprgade your struts/shocks all around. the fronts have a very high ppi and would compress the strut up front so you ride will be pretty bad. you can upgrade to the XR stock bilstiens up front, as they are your only option right now. for the rear if you do choose to get the mono leaf i would upgrade your shocks, because when you get the monoleaf you create less distance between the top of the shock and the bottom with the composite leafs, in essence compressing them more than they would be stock or with lowering blocks. there are a few options out there, the cheapest being stock XR bilstiens or a great upgrade would be the QA1s.

    best bet is to go DJM upper and lower control arms for the front. keeps your stock ride...drops you a full 3" up front. this does require alot more work to install vs the springs, but it is worth it. the rear you can either go 3" or 4", i would reccomend notching with the 4" rear drop, but i didn't, cause im crazy lol. but if you can get away with it but the ride isn't the best if you don't notch.

    (BTW i have the DJM kit on my truck)
     
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