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6" lift to much?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by yoat, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    yoat

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    Do yall think 6" is to much for a regular cab? I would run 35's, let me know either way.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    What are you trying to accomplish? What are you going to do with the truck? Is it just for looks? mud? rocks? snow?

    I personally think that 6" lifts are too much and DB lifts not worth it, but it really depends on your goals.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Personal preferance, but I think the 4.5/5" RCD lift looks great on any truck.
    I think that is a 4x4 lift kit, if you are a Pre-Runner, look into some Spindles. These will both give you a great ride. You can combine the Spindles with aftermarket Coilovers like Fox, Kings, Icon, etc...
     
  4. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    yoat

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    Its a 4x4, I would have to say mostly for trails and climbing the occasional obstacle. Where I am stationed right now doesnt offer much wheeling so there really is no need to do a bumper and winch right now, figure build its suspension up while I am here. I am shooting to land in NC after this tour is up in a year and ahalf, so hopefully get to use it on some real challenges. ALso would probably hit the mud hole every now and again.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    I think that you willl be more than happy with a 3" lift. You will not have to cut in to the crossmember and can fit a plenty big tire. I have also heard that the DB lifts don't hold up as well because of the replacement crossmember and assorted bracketry.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Better info than I gave. Go with that. :wave:
     
  7. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    also its kind of tough to think small most of past vehicles have been lifted a good bit. i just want to build something comparable to my old stuff
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  8. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    senor taco

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    Go with a 3 or 4.5" with 33's. 6" is too much for a reg cab. AnD you'll probally loose a lot of power with 35's (unless you regear)

    Thank you for your Service
     
  9. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    no way man. 6 in lift looks extremly good and very functionable( if done right). I personally have a 6in suspension with a 2 in body im loving it!:) but if you run 35's youll want to redo your gear ratio. if u have a 6 banger i would change it to a 4.88 if manual.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    thanks for all the opinions, I know 3" is the reasonable thing but thats what almost evey yota on the road is sporting, yes probably for a reason. But thats no fun. I guess I just think Wont be happy with a 3" after I spend all the money on the lift and tires only to go back and do it again. I wish I could find some 2nd gen reg cabs with 6" lifts. Here is my first one when I Joined the service...
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  11. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    malander

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    that thing is sex. personally i would only go 3" for ifs but if it were sas id do a 5" or 6"
     
  12. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    Functionable? Really?
     
  14. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    You will need a 6" to clear 35s and get the look you want. I have 6" fabtech double cab and I love it. You could go with the Allpro long travl up front and glass fenders and clear 35s if I could go back thats what I would run.
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  15. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    IMO if you want to go with 6" and 35's and your going to cut up the cross member and you want it comparable to your other rigs I say SAS!
     
  16. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    i would love to have 6'' lift but only got 3. but im also running 35'' boggers with stock 4.10 gears and i have no power loss.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    i have a 8 in lift with 4.10 gears i can tell the power loss when i climb hills. (Pavement or dirt). i want the change it to a 5.88 but i dont have $1300 just floating around.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    Agreed.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    I hav a 6" but everybody always thinks its a 3"

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  20. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    Wow! That does look like a 3" but it doesn't look like it in your other pics
     
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