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6" or 3" pros and cons

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by toyocoma2, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    i was looking to get a lift and tires for the yota but was wondering what are some of the pros and cons of getting a 6" lift and a 3" lift. obviously ground clearance is a good on but i do alot of highway miles but not so much worried about gas mileage but ain't looking to lose alot of mpg's. any suggestions and or knowledge?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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  4. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    I can't think of a single "pro" for a six inch lift.

    Lowers ground clearance, way more expensive, and just way too much lift for a midsized truck IMO.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    ^ I'm a little confused here.

    As far as lift height, for a freeway flyer it doesn't really matter too much.

    You will probably find more people running the 2.5-3" lifts than 6".
     
  6. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    thats exactly it!
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    what would be the best 3" lift to go with and what mods are there that go with a 3" that i may need to know about?
     
  9. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    How much do you want to spend? There are a lot of different options depending on what is in your budget, or what you want out of the lift.
     
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    ^^ This.

    6" lifts make our trucks look funny. 4" is the max I would lift a Tacoma.
     
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    a 3 inch coilover kit with uca's and with 285s u get more front cross member to ground clearance than a 6 inch drop bracket kit with 35s
     
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    I have a 6 inch lift and am selling the truck and rebuilding one with a 3 inch.

    6 = too much wear and tear. if its your dd stick with a 3''
     
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    that regular cab looks the part for sure! but to run a 6 inch on our 4 cylinders you must regear that chick is running 35's on the stock 4.11 gears:eek: that thing must get 10 mpg and be slow as molasses lolz
     
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    Best friend has a 6in lift but its not a spacer lift he has icon coils and has it done right and i love it but i like my 3in lift also. They both can be good.
     
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    idk anything about a 6 inch icon lift, but if he pieced one up or it's a complete kit from them i'm sure it's nice icon is top shelf obviously. fabtech and pro comp 6 inch lifts are a different story in my book alot of people are running these set-ups i had my choice of either last weekend and i went with a 3 inch kit instead from pro-comp. i'm waiting to instal it until i sell some of stuff and it's killing me. idk i did alot of reading and the more i read the more a drop bracket lift from either of those manufactures just did not make sense to me.
     
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