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3 Inch TOYTEC Ultimate Lift OR RCD 4.5 Inch Lift Kit?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by FXHO, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. FXHO

    FXHO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need some help from TW on deciding which lift would be best for the TACO and why. Pros and cons PLS

    1) 3 Inch TOYTEC Ultimate Lift

    OR

    2) RCD 4.5 Inch Lift Kit

    either one would be running XD Monster Wheels 18x9, 275/70/18
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    I really like how the 4.5 inch looks bc of the aggressiveness but is $$$$ and the 3 inch looks nice and is more affordable but I would like it a bit higher.... So Taco lovers, what do you guys think. Remember pros and cons abt both would really help and your honest opinion too.:cool:
     
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    I have a pro comp 3 inch lift on mine and i like it. Came wit new coil springs and shocks and aal's
     
  3. FXHO

    FXHO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    any 1?
     
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    I wouldn't run a drop bracket lift but it's just personal preference.
     
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    i am partial to the toytec ultimate lift.

    is your truck a 4x4?
     
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    I run the RCD... and had a 3" lift before, but I'd talk to jrobson... he had the toytec ultimate and now has the RCD... he has personal experience with both, he switched for a reason, but I don't remember why (something about blowing cv's)

    Pro:
    the RCD gives you smooth ride (a little stiffer than stock due to bilsteins) and the perfect ride height for these trucks.
    CV angles are perfect...
    run atleast 33"/12" wide tires with no rubbing/cutting/modification

    Con:
    Drop bracket lift (if thats a con to you)
    The rear set up (blocks) is a little undesirable but can be changed.

    just one con related to the RCD lift kit itself... rough texture causes some difficulty with the install, along with the positioning of the cam bolts

    btw, wheelersoffroad has the RCD kit for $1799 vs ULT $1149
     
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    whats a drop bracket lift ??? what does that mean? whats so bad abt it?
    and what do you mean rough texture?
     
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    FXHO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    no its not 4x4.
     
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    solus HOME!!!

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    oh you're not 4x4! forget everything I just said

    easy... get lift spindles... and a leaf in the rear and call it a day...
     
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    drop brackets are only important to 4wd vehicles... allows the front cross member to be chopped to allow the front diff to drop down and thus lower the LCAs to allow longer spindles and shocks...

    you are 4x2 don't worry about it... get new spindles either 3.5" or 4" and something for the rear... run either stock shocks or bilsteins or any shock you want...

    lifting 4x2 = easy

    don't waste your money lifting a 4x2 with shocks/springs alone... check out iamrayzians build or search for spindles

    camburg 4" spindles

    or

    Total Chaos 3.5" spindles
     
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    so the is it ok to buy this kit and install it the way it comes>>>> http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uprcdtaco.htm
     
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    ^I guess you could do that without cutting anything (but IDK for sure)... but why would you do that... just get spindles from camburg... that would be a lot of unnecessary work

    http://www.camburg.com/?p=452

    add some bilsteins 5100 set an zero and 4" something for the rear and you'd be golden
     
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    You will rub like crazy with 18x9's. I ran 17x9 with 285-70-17's and had my coils cranked to the max and it still rubbed with the toytec kit. I would definately go with RCD unless you are just going for a mall crawler.The Toytec lift was a rough ride as well with the coils set where I had them. Spend the extra and go RCD. Your 18'swill run perfectally under it and it will perform great ofroad also.
     
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    Go with Solus's idea. I like that the best for a 4x2.
     
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    If you get an drop bracket instead of spindles for a 4x2 you are an idiot... but thats just my opinion.
     
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    ^no need to bash him... he doesnt know any better... thats why he is here to get an Tacomacation!
     
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    Whats the best 3" lift kit to get for my 06 Tacoma 4x4? I have a pro comp on my 99 with diff drop but it blows cv boots still.....im scared to death of the spacer deal cause of this. Is a lift with new spings and taller struts safer? Dont want this prob on my new one.......thanks!
     
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    [QU"OTE=sol us;22 clearence43300]I run the RCD... and had a 3" lift before, but I'd talk to jrobson... he had the toytec ultimate and now has the RCD... he has personal experience with both, he switched for a reason, but I don't remember why (something about blowing cv's)

    Pro:
    the RCD gives you smooth ride (a little stiffer than stock due to bilsteins) and the perfect ride height for these trucks.
    CV angles are perfect...
    run atleast 33"/12" wide tires with no rubbing/cutting/modification

    Con:
    Drop bracket lift (if thats a con to you)
    The rear set up (blocks) is a little undesirable but can be changed.

    Sooooo I got a 4x4 "drop bracket lIft" means less clearnce under truck??
     
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