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6" lift pros and cons

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dirthawker1313, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    dirthawker1313

    dirthawker1313 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    im thinking about putting a 6" pro comp stage 1 lift on my 09 DC 4x4. i want to hear the pros and cons of a 6" lift from those who have em.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    ktmrider

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    You cannot go back without serious fabrication for the hole you cut in the front cross member, thats the main thing that people want to stay away from with a drop bracket lift. Also people say that the drop brackets are not the best quality, i have never seen or experienced this but its what people say. You will lose gas mileage, have more expensive tires to replace, and have less power along with the larger tires
     
  3. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    TexasIslandBoy

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    i get around 15 to 17 on the highway too and never had anything but good with my lift
     
  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    thats a compelling reason to do it right there.. 100,000 miles and no issues wow! i already have moto metal 957s in 17x9 with 265 70 17 tires. im sure ill want to get bigger tires at some point. im getting 17-18 mpg now.


     
  5. Feb 28, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    -Nitro 4.56 gears - Arb Front and Rear lockers. -Rear Swing out bumper Curiosity of ( Dept .94) https://www.facebook.com/Dept94 -Tinted, -ProComp 6 inch lift with Icon Coil overs and Bilstein's 7100Resi -315/70/17 - 17x8 in Pro Comp Matte black rims 4.5 bs -East Coast Gear Supply Sliders -ALL Pro EXP LEaf pack -Camburg UCA's -CAB mount CHOP
    If i were you i would go with the stage 2 not the stage 1. go with with the Coil over instead of the plastic spacer. There is the gas mileage ... but your are lifting you truck not for gas mileage. I think they look awesome lifted instead of stock.
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  6. Feb 28, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    Ya, I love these trucks lifted 6 inches. I have the 957's too! I really like them, and I only know of you and one other truck with the black ones IIRC.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    I have to say RHino your truck is pretty sick I give your TRuck :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  8. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    yea id like to do the stage II but i dont have the extra Grand right now.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Rhino8541

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    Thanks for the thumbsup! I love the stage II, rides so much nicer than when I had my other coils, they were much stiffer.
     
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