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Anyone have problems with a 6" lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by northernbandaid, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    northernbandaid

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    I am set on getting 6' lift on my 2006 trd sport while I can afford it and can still have a toy truck :D Just wondering how many future problems will arise and if it will be much more expensive then I think! Has anyone had to lengthen there drive shafts? Also can you include what kit you used? Thanks a ton! Camille:)
     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    I'm debating 3" vs. 6" and have heard a lot of people experiencing terrible vibes with the 6" lift. What's your experience there?
     
  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Thanks for the input, that what I wanted to hear!
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    my friend did the 6" fabtech.the shudder was so bad and was unable to find problem.he sold the truck.i would say 3" would be your safest bet but im stupid and i would go with the 6" lift
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    I'm interested too.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    never had one problem with mine and i drive pretty hard
     
  7. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    Thanks for the imput :) what kit did you go with? After browsing I am thinking of using trailmaster. I have not heard much on them though....
     
  8. Feb 9, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    I'm surprised that there has been as little feedback as there has on this subject. I've been scrounging around on this subject for weeks and it has been my impression that 6" lifts have produced a stream of difficulties, mostly relating to the drivetrain. I'm having a hard time seeing this truck even resembling itself after 100k plus on a 6" lift w/ 35's. As much as I like the "look" and functionality of 35's, I can't see this truck holding up like my Jeeps and Broncos of the past under that type of stress. I was dead set on that set-up until researching the forums. As much as it hurts, I'm going to go 3" with 33's. It's not a ton of difference I know, but IMO it seems to be just enough to maintain long term driveability that you would expect out these trucks.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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  10. Feb 9, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    if u have a second generation taco. 05 and up trailmaster kit is 3" bodylift and a 3" suspension lift. no good.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    I've been reading up and trying to find the best set up for about a month now, and one of the things that I see come up most on the 6" kits is drivetrain issues - vibes/shutters. The 3" kits have their own set of issues pertaining to the CV angles not being retained, which contributes to premature wear. At this stage I'm just not confident that going 6" and 35's on a Tacoma is a good long term option. I don't mind upkeep and occasional improvements to my rig. But I can see a nightmare brewing several years down the road. In the end, the decision to lift my truck has been much more difficult than anticipated...
     
  12. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    6" and 33's looks great to no rubbing and no wear and tear look it up krooks has it like that actually
     
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