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Fabtech/Procomp 6" DB Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Chachie, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Hey all. So i bought my truck last year with this lift on it. And I really want to be able to get out and wheel my truck but i am uncomfortable with the high center of gravity. Is there anyway to go back to a 3"? Weld a xmember back in?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    it could be done... however, nightstr i think had a 6" truck then put it back to 3" but if creaked and rattled for some reason, so he sold it

    you could also, go down to 33" tires and are a little wider... krookz wheels his 6" tacoma
     
  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    Ill have to look into it. Im just a little turned away from the 6" after my little...incident at hollister in january. lol.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    elaborate on incident....
     
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    ^yeah that did suck... I've yet to go out with my new RCD due to what you did in Hollister... talk to krookz, he wheels his all the time
     
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    Ya you can go back to 3" lift but you will be looking at around 800 bucks to get a x member welded back in there unless your good with a welder you can do it yourself gonna be a shit ton of work though.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    ^not really a shit ton? just weld the xmember in and convert to 3" lift

    meh, I'm just going to get a trail rig... one day.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    If i would have gotten out of the truck it would have rolled over. It was a very clenched 15 minutes. There was probably 6' between my drivers side rear tire and the ground. The 6" fabtech is just too stiff in the front.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    Ya but to do it right you should buy a new xmember from Toyota ( u will probably get bent right over from the dealership for a new one). But if your gonna just put the old one back in you will have to gusset and plate the shit out of the xmember to make it strong.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    agreed with solus keep the Tacoma the way it is and buy a real trail rig to beat on.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    There is always option c. What would the lift amount be like with the front coils cranked all the way down?
     
  12. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    What coils do you have?
     
  13. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    the fabtech dirt logic 2.5's , but i am going to be going to kings in the future.
     
  14. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    i would think if you crank them down all the way you might get just less then 6" of lift
     
  15. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    But then you run into the issue of no down travel and gobs and gobs of down travel. lol
     
  16. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    I think that i am going to start by lowering the rear a bit. It is currently at about 7"+. i figure if i lower it to about 5" or so, then when i get my cbi bumper, that will level the whole thing out a bit. my coils are only cranked about 2" anyway.
     
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    yes you sure would
     
  18. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    Ok, new plan just popped into my head and it seems like it is exactly what im looking for. new leafs to lower the rear a bit and mid travel coils in the front cranked all the way down. I think that will put me at about 5" of lift. Then ill go down to 33 or 34's when i get new tires.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    i don't think a mid travel coilover will work with a DB lift though? don't quote me on this though.

    But the new leafs and a 33" tire is a good idea. I am running a 6" lift with 33" tires and its not crazy high at all
     
  20. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    Do you have a build thread or any pics of your truck? And if mid travels dont fit, i know there are coils out there that have more travel than the fabtech ones. They are hard as a freakin rock.
     
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