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4 inch or 6 inch lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2011GTACO, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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    2011GTACO

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    i just heard that the company I work with partner with rough country and they give us a discount and now I'm planing to lift my Tacoma but I'm stuck with there 4 inch lift or there 6 inch lift I hear that the 6 inch lift may damage your truck in the long run what do you guys think I should go with.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2016 at 11:27 AM
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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    that.
     
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    Why?? Is rough country really that bad.
     
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    And Yhea my grammar I wrote it real quick while I was in my lunch break
     
  7. Mar 12, 2016 at 3:46 PM
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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    It's considered pretty bad.

    More importantly: you're 4WD that means for a 4"or 6" lift you're doing a drop bracket which has many other issues associated with it. You essentially guarantee anyone who spots your CV axles will :rolleyes: at your "rig." 3" is the top end of a lift on a 4WD and comes with many other concerns as well.

    If you want it to "look cool" go for it. If you want it to perform well keep searching.
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2016 at 3:51 PM
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    None of the above... 3"
     
  9. Mar 12, 2016 at 3:54 PM
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    Thanks for that
     
  10. Mar 12, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    It really comes down to looks vs. function. A couple of my friends have Tacomas with DB lifts, the ones that wheel, wish they would have gotten a quality 3" lift from the get go.
     
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    Everybody is gonna tell you not to do a drop bracket cause that's their preference. Honestly, just go the 6" but I wouldn't put rough country on anything I own.
     
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  12. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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    I was originally going to go with a lift from toyo tech website. I think it was bilstein up front and a block at the back, but once I heard I can get some money off of rough country products, I was like let's save so money and look good.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:06 PM
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    people on here really against DB lifts. i would have gone DB if i had the money to regear, buy 35"s and all the other cost of it. Plus the install of a coil over lift is a lot easier.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    I have a fabtech 6" with drop bracket its a real head turner and doesn't do terrible off-road i have upgraded suspension such as full length coilovers DONT USE STOCK STRUTS! camburg UCAs ome rear leaf springs to use smaller lift block RR shocks I wouldn't use my truck to go on anything crazy but it does anything and everything out here in NM mainly camping and the puerco. go with quality products with any route you go i would not go with rough country just personal opinion. you CAN have lift and similar performance why not get the best of both worlds?
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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    The risk with a drop bracket is you save a relatively cheap component cost (CV axle/boot) by risking a far more expensive component (front differential). You're also the target of eyerolls by people "in the know" it may get you stares from "DIRTEE MUNEEEE" guys but those of us with dirt on our tires aren't impressed.
     
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    the DB keeps the cv axle under less stress as to coil lift? fab tech leaves suspension geometry same as stock so what would be stressed and diff drop kits were made to correct that issue?
     
  17. Mar 12, 2016 at 9:19 PM
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    digitaLbraVo

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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    Sure. So you can save your CV axle/boot and instead damage the differential while offroading. Don't see the trade off, yet?
     
  18. Mar 12, 2016 at 9:23 PM
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    i do see concern and i do see personal opinion being a major factor because (in the know people) have personal opinion in their vehicles as well as lifted mine has had dirt on the tires plenty of times and has had not one issue with the DB lift it just comes down to personal opinion.
     

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