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3" lift vs 6" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by R o C C o 5 7, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    R o C C o 5 7

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    I have a 2.5 spacer kit om my 08 4x4 tacoma with 285 tires.Now I want to up grade to a 6" lift,but many experts are telling me to go with a 3" lift,but I see all these cool tacomas with 6" lifts.Dude at latest 4x4 expo told me you have to cut the frame for a 6" lift. What's up with that? :confused:
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    For a 6" lift you gotta cut the front crossmember. It's a DB (drop bracket) lift. You in turn have less than stock clearance on the bottom. So more or less, if it's a street truck and it's solely for looks, go for it. If you are into offloading, do a good 3" lift and run 33s. Or hell, some guys even have gotten away with 35s on a 3" lift.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:50 PM
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    or some guys wheel the shit out of drop bracket lifts, and i only have 2" less ground clearance than my friends taco with the all pro LT kit and same size tires
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    6" lifts require a drop bracket and thats why most guys including myself aren't fond of them. Thats why the majority of us go with the 3" lift.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:52 PM
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    Mad bro?


    Sorry.. Had to.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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    he doesn't get mad :cool:
     
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    haha no im not mad, just stating my opinion :cheers:
     
  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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    seeeee...told ya! :laugh:
     
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    only when i dont get service while posting and pooping do i get "mad"


    sorry OP didnt mean to turn your thread to shit, me and scott just like posting about poops :eek:
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    Also, something to keep in mind:

    If you ever want to remove the 6" and put it either back to stock or run a 3" lift, it requires a lot more work than putting a 3" lift on and removing if ever wanting to go back to stock or change the setup. Just an FYI.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    i know all about this :frusty:
     
  12. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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    i got procomp stage II. i wheel the shit outta my truck. i guess the only thing i worry about is hitting the front cross members n the rear axle when wheeling. other than that, there is alot of clearance IMO. i also decided to invest in sliders... just in case. also one bad note is that the 6in has a higher center of gravity n is less maneuverable around obstacles, but thats where if ur careful u can just crawl over it.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    ... also the tire size will give u a little bit more clearance. taller tire=taller truck. Correct?
     
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    Taller tires will infact add ground clearance. For example, if you go from a 31" tire to a 33" tire, you're adding an 1" of ground clearance.
     
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    Yes, but a 3" lift will still have more ground clearance than a 6" drop bracket lifted one. :stirthepot:
     
  19. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    and you CAN fit 35s on a 3" lift...just gotta trim and cut like a mother fucker!
     
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