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6" lift Spacer/coilover Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jjones, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    I haven't been able to find the answer to this by searching threads already posted so i thought i would start one. I want to know how much lift the spindles in the 6" lift packages provide (Fabtech/tuff country/procomp) and how much is provided by the coil spacer/coilover. The reason i ask is that i want to know if it would be possible to install the drop bracket and spindles and keep my ICONs to provide about a 4-6" lift. Much like combining camburg spindles and a coilover for the pre-runners.

    Sorry if this topic has been addressed elsewhere but i couldn't find it
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    The DB drops the LCA's about 4". The spindles are about 3"ish of additional hieght depending on which kit you're looking at. (These numbers are dependant on which kit is used) not all of them do it the same.

    As for your question if it's possible to do spindles and DB?? I doubt it would be a simple bolt on deal.

    -The Spindle lifts, acheive their lift by moving the spindle mounting point behind the brakes. Droping the hub assembly down. So the upper portion of the spindles are basically the same height as stock.

    You'd need to extend the upper arm of the spindles.

    You might consider the use of an LT set up with a DB kit? That might work?

    I'm not sure which brand would be compatible with which DB lift?

    I take it your truck is 2WD??


    Good Luck!
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    No my truck is a 4x4 that is why i am trying to use the spindles from a 6" kit along with the DB to gain some lift. But i dont want to go to a coil spacer and would like to use my 0-3" ICONs to provide additional lift to compensate for not using the coilspacer or new coilovers that come with the 6 " kits.

    What I am trying to figure out is how much lift these kits rely on getting from the coil (spacer or coilover) vs the DB/Spindle combination
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Are you asking if you can get the 6" lift and use your icon c/os instead of getting the dirt logic or w/e coilovers that come with the 6" lift?

    I would like to know this as well
     
  5. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Yes this is exactly what i want to know. This is what i would ideally like to do, if i can by bits and pieces of the 6" kit from these manufacturers
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    anyone?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    yeah use the spacer on top of your icon coilover. it'll kill your cv boots tho.
     
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    No, your coilovers wouldn't work with the DB lift, but you could get ICON's or some other extended length coilovers to use with the DB lift.
     
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    My goal would be to eliminate the spacer and rely on the 3" i can get out of the ICONs (not going above 6" Probably a little under)

    What would be the reasoning behind not being able to use standard 0-3" coilovers with the DB lift?
     
  10. Dec 2, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    They aren't the same length as coilovers used in the DB lift. I guess you could stack a spacer if you really wanted too..
     
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    I assumed that some of the lift was achieved with the new spindle and the db. Is the spacer a full 6" and then the extended length coilover would be 6" longer than stock? Does anyone have measurement of the spacer length? This is what i am really after.
     
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    How much longer are the DB extended c/o's compared to "regular" c/o
     
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    sell the icons you have now and buy the ones they make for the 6" lifts.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Actually if you were to use the 3" lift coils with the DB components, you would actually end up with less than 3" of lift. Because your UCA's & LCA's would be angled upwards.

    If you're going to try and "Mickey Mouse" a lift? Why even bother?:confused:

    Just stay with the 3" lift. Or you'll just end up with a world of issue.
     
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    cant he put the coilovers under the strut spacer?
     
  16. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    yeah he can but doesn't want to.
     
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    I am going to stick with my 2.5" front lift for a while. But i was hoping there was a migration path to get a little more lift but not necessarily 6". I would really like it to be about 3.5-5" up front but i don't want to go above 2.5" without doing a drop bracket and lowering the diff. (my cv angles are more than i would like with just 2.5 and diff drop)

    I would run the RCD kit but i would like to get some better coilovers and not use a stock spring.

    Guess when the time comes i will just spring for a stage II 6" or buy extended length ICONs
     
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