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4" suspension lift. Good idea?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jferrill84, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    Jferrill84

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    I am looking at getting a 4" suspension lift on my 2013 Tacoma. I've heard and read good and bad things. Will I have to have the transmission regeared? Loss of power? I'm thinking 32s or 33s. I have 245/75/16r on now. Will I have to get new wheels?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    Who makes it? BDS? If you're just running 33s you shouldn't need to regear.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    Yeah bds.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    Any issues with loss of power?
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    Is this a 4.5" drop bracket lift?
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Don't know much about their lift. Have you considered any other lifts? Any particular reason for this one? People tend to steer clear from drop bracket lifts but it's your truck. Some guys also run the 4.5 inch RCD drop bracket lift on here, you should be able to get plenty of info from them.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    I'm assuming your going with spindles? if your gonna run 33's you will have some loss of power and lotsa loss of gas. I have spindles with billies at 1.75 and 33's. I go real easy on the pedal. so in reality i never notice the loss of power.hahaha
     
  9. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    ah shoot ok i skimmed by the bds, my bad. the rest still goes
     
  10. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    To keep my truck in warranty The dealership said I have to go to a certain company who deals with BDS lifts. It is the 4" drop bracket
     
  11. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Whats your reasoning for going with a 4" drop bracket over a 3" suspension lift? I'm not saying that it is a bad choice, just wondering what you want out of the lift

    Edit: posted to late. That does not make sense to me at all
     
  12. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    hu??that's weird. never had any problems with warranty issues with my lift. they won't warranty any issues that the lift causes or the lift parts but everything else should be covered
     
  13. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Wow seriously? Damn, strict dealership. As far as new wheels go, all I can see is max 4.5 backspacing, I don't know if those numbers are recommendations or what. I'd say call them direct. I don't know, maybe someone who actually has this kit will stop by :eek:
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Since you are a prerunner get the maxtrac spindles!
     
  15. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    Do you have to cut the crossmember with this kit like other drop bracket lifts? If so the warranty thing is BS. And 3" block in the rear? :/
     
  16. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    x2 I love my spindles and they give you more ground clearance than drop bracket.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    I'm gonna assume yes...and that was what I was thinking, and 3 inch spacers in front? No wonder not too many people run it :eek:
     
  18. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    I'm not seeing the spacer up front. I'm seeing $1300 Fox coilovers. It's a nice lift if your getting a db lift

    ^^^^^^^And that's a different lift than what was posted above

    Edit: I was looking at the 6in that dlooney posted.
    http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=815F
     
  20. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    So the dealership wants you to use this lift to keep warranty, but to install the kit it will require MAJOR modifications to the truck. Once the lift is installed it will probably never be going back to stock. You should find out more from the dealership and try to reason with them or the lift shop. If you want a lift to run 33's then a drop bracket lift probably isnt worth it, you can accomplish this for cheaper with a 3" lift and have more ground clearance. Like others said spindle lifts are always a good choice for pre runners
     
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