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9" Suspension Lift, Off-road capabilities

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kbrebel04, May 12, 2012.

  1. May 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    kbrebel04

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering, would putting 9" of suspension lift on a Tacoma negatively effect its off-road performance? If so, how?
     
  2. May 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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  3. May 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    Unless you SAS and go with wider axles, I'd say 9" of lift plus whatever lift you get from the larger tires would make the truck way too top heavy.
     
  4. May 12, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Thanks guys, What would be the most optimal lift for a off-road tacoma be then?
     
  5. May 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    OME or toytecs

    Or you can spend a couple grand and get some CO's, UCA's, spring kit, and rear shocks.
     
  6. May 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    3". Cab mount chop and stuff 35". Looks mean.
     
  7. May 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    5000-6000 Parts, all the work I can do myself


    Thats for lift, tires, wheels


    I already have money aside for lockers and labor
     
  8. May 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    3" lift is the most you'll need
     
  9. May 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    or 4", LT will give you 4" of lift.
     
  11. May 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Yeah 4K should get you started very well on a MT setup. Thats about what Im looking at right now on mine.
     
  12. May 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    Awesome responses guys, noob question incomming.

    "Mid Travel"?
     
  13. May 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    Mid-travel is only going to give you 8" max, I think.

    ^^^ I could be wrong.

    Long Travel is going to give you about 14" of travel.

    EDIT:Anyone correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    Its between stock and Long Travel, so hence the term. Its a gray area of what is considered MT but to me its extended travel shocks, upper control arms, leaf pack. Then you can add from there, bumps, straps etc.... Gets the job done and isnt too bad on the wallet.
     
  15. May 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    Basically new UCAs and extended travel coil overs. What size tire do you want to run? I'm running 35s on 3" lift and cut 2" out of flares and fenders. Aint easy to do though. You can stuff 35s with an AP LT kit and minimal cutting, at least not cutting into sheet metal.

    9" is too high, you want a lower center of gravity, plus with a DB kit you can't run solid skids. With 3" you can get a full set of beefy skids to protect everything under the truck.

    Just my .02
     
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    Heres my planned set up that Ill be throwing on in the next few weeks to give you an Idea

    Camburg UCAs w/ Icon Remote Resis up front
    All Pro expedition pack w/ Icon Remote Resi in the rear
    Wheelers bump stops up front
    Timbren Bumps w/ All pro U bolt flip kit in the rear
    Extended brake lines from Toytec
    BFG AT KOs 285
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    SpiderTrax 1.25" Spacers all around
    Reinforcing Motor mounts
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    Do you want to run a set of skids?
    with a 6" lift theres not much protection for the front diff/db

    Edit: Max beat me to it
     
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    Nice, I will be using it for recreational. It is my daily driver, 5-12 times a year I would like to hit trails with it, nothing crazy but novice climbing, off-road camping etc.. Not all sure what I would need with that.

    I have a TRD Sport, so no lockers. Suspension, wheels, tires, rear(and front?) lockers and w/e else I need to look at. Just not sure what exactly
     
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    Why are you going with the SpiderTrax 1.25" spacers all around?
     
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