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3rd Gen Mods & Tips

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by tcBob, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:15 PM
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    gpb

    gpb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the add.
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    bradwhitenikki

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    Things to consider if you want to lift your truck.

    This is not meant as a discouragement to lifting your vehicle. Please note: this is just to inform you.

    If you are not willing to spend thousands of dollars, don't mess with your suspension's ride height.

    Here is the scoop. If you change your ride height, you need to fix all of the suspension and driveline geometry you just threw out of whack. Non-negotiable.

    Let's start with the front... Raising the front requires you to correct the roll center, camber gain, bump steer, Ackerman steering, and then an front end alignment. The first 4 cost a lot of money. Don't forget: if you have a 4wd, then you need to correct the driveline geometry you just messed up. Again, money.

    Now for the rear... Raising the rear cause less trouble than the front, but you need to be diligent none the less. The most important thing you need to correct is driveline geometry. With a 2 piece driveshaft, there are a lot of angles to be mindful off. These must be corrected when lifting a vehicle. Roll center needs to be considered as well, but this is very minor. Last, a front end alignment to correct the faster you just through out. Finally, you need to test for vibrations in the driveline and correct as needed.

    Failing to correct the geometry after a lift results in a realization that you paid money to make your vehicle worse. Though, to be fair, it may look a little nicer.
     
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