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3 " lift help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by krisjw101, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    krisjw101

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    Ok I have been wanting to lift my 09 taco for a while but i don't quite understand everything, but i want to do it right!!!!!

    1. If i do a 3" lift will i need to get a re gear?
    2. Will i need to get new uca's?
    3. Will i need a diff drop?

    what is the lift kit that you recommend?
    any other suggestions?
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 10:56 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    #1) regearing depends on tire size, not lift. w/ a 3" lift u can run 33's and u dont need a regear for them
    #2) UCA's will help get the alignment back into original specs
    #3) u dont have to have a diff drop either, but it will relieve the angles of the cv's and kee tem working longer. most people get a diff drop w/ 3" lifts
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    If i went with 285 75 16 tires would i need a re gear?
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM
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    wat?

    nope. its what i'm running along w/ many people and there's no eed to regear. most people regear once they get around the 35" range
     
  5. May 28, 2009 at 12:14 AM
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    thank you very much
     
  6. May 28, 2009 at 12:19 AM
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    I would suggest getting new coilovers and UCAs if you have got the money. Fox or SAW or King make some awesome coilovers. Camburg or TotalChaos are ideal for UCAs. If you are planning on the lift go ahead and do it right the first time. I've got the spacer lift on mine and I wish I would have just save the extra money. Especially since I like to use mine as much as I can offroad.

    My Kit that I am in the market for:
    Fox Coilovers w/ Resevior
    Camburg UCAs
    Deaver Replacement leaf Pack or add a leaf 3pack
    With Fox rear Resi Shocks

    This would be the best performance and ride for you. You will enjoy this yes. This is good.

    And will not have to regear with that size tires. Im running 285/70/17 KM2s with no probs.
     
  7. May 28, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    i am pretty new to this kind of stuff but i dont really know what a drop diff kit exactly does
     
  8. May 28, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    it's like a 1" thick washer that your diff bolts go through, bringing it down a bit.
     
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