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6" Coilovers with 4" RCD Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MDBigRed, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Nov 19, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    MDBigRed

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    Does anyone know if 6" coils would work with my 4" RCD drop bracket lift?? I don't see why it wouldn't, it's just like putting a 3" coilover on a stock front setup. I know the point of a DB is to keep "factory" like geometry, but i was thinking i could afford some more front diff ground clearance if i installed the 6" Procomp or Icon coilovers. I don't think the CV's will be any more angled than a regular 3" coilover would on many of the trucks on the forum. Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    hey man! dooo it! I definatly think it would work. The 6" DB lifts drop the bracket too far IMO. With the RCD bracket and 6" coils it will be like the guys with a 3" lift. you will have more diff clearance than a standard 6" db and it will just be sick. do it, take pix, get rep, live life

    holla
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    X2 to what he said, but with 1 more holla And a zing zing!
     
  5. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    i say do it it has to work ...
     
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    I've thought of this one before and couldn't foresee any issues with cranking up a pair on coil-overs on the 4" RCD. I say go for it, whats the worst that can happen?

    Be sure to take plenty of pictures for the rest of us when you're doing you install! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    i thought about getting a set of 3inch coil overs and puting my spacer on it to get the lift
     
  9. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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  10. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    yep!! :goingcrazy: Do It!! you may have to look into some UCA's for correct alignment??
     
  11. Nov 21, 2009 at 5:11 AM
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    I've been thinking about this for a while now!!! The only thing is in reality i'll probably wait a year or so...i drive this truck everyday, haul a big boat with it, and use it for my landscaping business. I was thinking 35's???? New UCA's would be a must:D Once this truck gets a little older and i find a second vehicle, then i say yes!!! new rear leaf pack as well and new gears
     
  12. Nov 21, 2009 at 5:16 AM
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    I would like to add to what SilverSeven said:


    Snap!
     
  13. Nov 21, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    WOORRDDD!!!! btw would i use 6" or 3" coilovers??? i can talk to the guys at downsouth motorsports and see what they sayyy
     
  14. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Don't do it bro, then you'll be in the situation I'm in with my CV's being stressed and the ride being garbage
     
  15. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    I know we all want lift and bigger tires but reality is we are wearing out the components and giving ourselves a stiffer ride. The 6" lift's ride perfect, near factory, until adding additional lift. That pushes the LCA down which slams up & down worse when hitting bumps.
    This of course is just IMO.
    I just installed Fabtech basic 6", tried combing OME 885 coils/shocks and I have 8" w/a harsh ride. I'm replacing the 6" spacer w/Tuff Country 4.5" spacer ASAP because I wanna keep the OME solid ride & quality.
    Here's some pics:

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  16. Nov 25, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    Thanks for the pics and the advice. I don't see how a 3" spacer would make the CV angles any worse than using it on a stock bracket. With a drop bracket and new spindles, the geometry is that of stock. can you show a pic of the drop bracket with LCA's??
     
  17. Nov 25, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    Thats what I thought to when was planning on my combination lift. With my original Toytec 3" I had the diff drop which helped decrease the angles. The 6" gives a minor angle, then add 3" more and we have major angle. Shoot pics in bit
     
  18. Nov 29, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    i was thinking can you just set a king coilover to zero and then put my spacer on it to keep the 6inch lift
     
  19. Nov 29, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    Yes my lift is actually settling nice now with the OME coils & 6" spacer. The CV's are a still a little too angled but the ride is way better. You can crank the King coilover an inch or so w/the spacer. Should be good
     
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