1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Going from 3' to 6'

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FLATaco06, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. FLATaco06

    FLATaco06 [OP] Big Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Member:
    #6135
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Big Bend Area, FL
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma TRD 4x4 9'' Monster
    6'' Fabtech performance kit = 2k+ rear TSB springs = $0 Grillcraft grille = $150 5% tint = $110 Pioneer In-Dash DVD = $450 1 15" Kicker CompVR Subwoofer = $250 Hypertech Speedo Calibrator = $120 Scangauge II = $150 Smoked Tails and Blacked Headlights = $250 FSU Tag mod = $20 JBA Titanium Headers JBA Cat-back Exhaust EBC Sport Rotors Total Chaos UCAs Go Rhino Dominator II bars Calling it mine = Priceless ----------------------
    Hello all. I currently have a 3inch Toytec Kit, which utilizes the spacer and 1.5inch rear lift block. I am wanting to go to a 6 inch lift. I have looked into Procomp and Fabtech, which is the better option in your opinion? I have heard that the Procomp kits have problems with steering and/or alignment issues, any thoughts? I also have heard that I'll have to replace my 16x10's if I goto the 6 inch lift, is that true? I've looked around at a few prices, but what would be a good price for the Fabtech basic system? Performance? Any help is appreciated. I love all the info I get on this website, and sometimes If I didnt have such a busy schedule I could easily sit here for hours before I realized it perusing all the helpful info the members put up. Thanks
     
  2. MyoTacoma

    MyoTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Member:
    #19653
    Messages:
    74
    Gender:
    Male
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2009 Mag Grey 4x4 DC
    Wet okoles, Weathertech, Partial Debadged, Mag light mod, ICON c/o, Rear Bilstein 5100, Moto Metal 957's on BFG AT's 285/70/17's
    Wow read the title and was thinking 3 feet to 6 feet!?:eek:
     
  3. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    103,479
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    If you go to a 6" lift, you will have to replace the wheels, or run a 1.25" wheel spacer. Personally, the RCD lift is the better of the 6" lifts.
     
  4. FLATaco06

    FLATaco06 [OP] Big Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Member:
    #6135
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Big Bend Area, FL
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma TRD 4x4 9'' Monster
    6'' Fabtech performance kit = 2k+ rear TSB springs = $0 Grillcraft grille = $150 5% tint = $110 Pioneer In-Dash DVD = $450 1 15" Kicker CompVR Subwoofer = $250 Hypertech Speedo Calibrator = $120 Scangauge II = $150 Smoked Tails and Blacked Headlights = $250 FSU Tag mod = $20 JBA Titanium Headers JBA Cat-back Exhaust EBC Sport Rotors Total Chaos UCAs Go Rhino Dominator II bars Calling it mine = Priceless ----------------------
    yeah, about that..... whoops. lol
     
  5. FLATaco06

    FLATaco06 [OP] Big Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Member:
    #6135
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Big Bend Area, FL
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma TRD 4x4 9'' Monster
    6'' Fabtech performance kit = 2k+ rear TSB springs = $0 Grillcraft grille = $150 5% tint = $110 Pioneer In-Dash DVD = $450 1 15" Kicker CompVR Subwoofer = $250 Hypertech Speedo Calibrator = $120 Scangauge II = $150 Smoked Tails and Blacked Headlights = $250 FSU Tag mod = $20 JBA Titanium Headers JBA Cat-back Exhaust EBC Sport Rotors Total Chaos UCAs Go Rhino Dominator II bars Calling it mine = Priceless ----------------------
    havent heard anything about RCD. What does that lift entail? Price?
     
  6. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    103,479
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    here
     
  7. FLATaco06

    FLATaco06 [OP] Big Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Member:
    #6135
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Big Bend Area, FL
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma TRD 4x4 9'' Monster
    6'' Fabtech performance kit = 2k+ rear TSB springs = $0 Grillcraft grille = $150 5% tint = $110 Pioneer In-Dash DVD = $450 1 15" Kicker CompVR Subwoofer = $250 Hypertech Speedo Calibrator = $120 Scangauge II = $150 Smoked Tails and Blacked Headlights = $250 FSU Tag mod = $20 JBA Titanium Headers JBA Cat-back Exhaust EBC Sport Rotors Total Chaos UCAs Go Rhino Dominator II bars Calling it mine = Priceless ----------------------
    Where can I get a quality wheel spacer needed to run my 16x10 Helo's? I don't really want to get new wheels just yet, unless the wheel spacer is going to cause problems.
     
  8. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    103,479
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Are you gonna make me google that for you too? :p
     
  9. FLATaco06

    FLATaco06 [OP] Big Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Member:
    #6135
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Big Bend Area, FL
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma TRD 4x4 9'' Monster
    6'' Fabtech performance kit = 2k+ rear TSB springs = $0 Grillcraft grille = $150 5% tint = $110 Pioneer In-Dash DVD = $450 1 15" Kicker CompVR Subwoofer = $250 Hypertech Speedo Calibrator = $120 Scangauge II = $150 Smoked Tails and Blacked Headlights = $250 FSU Tag mod = $20 JBA Titanium Headers JBA Cat-back Exhaust EBC Sport Rotors Total Chaos UCAs Go Rhino Dominator II bars Calling it mine = Priceless ----------------------
    Sorry Chris! I have to goto work at 4pm and Im really just burning time. I can get on google and find a wheel spacer, I was kind of wanting an opinion on going that route as opposed to just getting the bigger wheels.
     
  10. TexasIslandBoy

    TexasIslandBoy THE RED DRAGON!!

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Member:
    #18262
    Messages:
    3,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    South Texas. SPI
    Vehicle:
    07' trd offroad 4X4 (For Sale)
    pro comp 6inch lift 35'' tires moto 950's radfo coilovers magnaflow exhaust 5/16" front skidplate usa spec ipod interface tree pin strip mod dry drop in filter full size BFG KM2 spare
    i would get a pro comp i beat the hell out of my lift and never had anything bad to say about it but im going long travel soon wanta buy a used 6inch lift ha
     
  11. ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    18,034
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    I Know a guy whos gotta 6" ProComp lift and he's very pleased w/ it. 35's look sic!
     
  12. TexasIslandBoy

    TexasIslandBoy THE RED DRAGON!!

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Member:
    #18262
    Messages:
    3,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    South Texas. SPI
    Vehicle:
    07' trd offroad 4X4 (For Sale)
    pro comp 6inch lift 35'' tires moto 950's radfo coilovers magnaflow exhaust 5/16" front skidplate usa spec ipod interface tree pin strip mod dry drop in filter full size BFG KM2 spare
    yea rcd is only a 4.5 and you can only have 33"s
     
  13. Pster

    Pster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7654
    Messages:
    2,770
    Gender:
    Male
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma 4x4
    Bak Flip bed cover, shorty antenna, Peripheral iPod interface, Garmin 750 mount, add'l bed tie down rings, Westin nerf bars, hitch safe, tailgate lock, Ideal 1 3/4" turn-key clamp to secure tailgate from removal, Spare tire security cable, spare tire stainless air hose extender, Fumoto oil drain valve, Amp Research Bed X-Tender w/Schlage Cable Lock, bed mat, Redline hood struts
    Do you get nose bleeds?
     
  14. TexasIslandBoy

    TexasIslandBoy THE RED DRAGON!!

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Member:
    #18262
    Messages:
    3,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    South Texas. SPI
    Vehicle:
    07' trd offroad 4X4 (For Sale)
    pro comp 6inch lift 35'' tires moto 950's radfo coilovers magnaflow exhaust 5/16" front skidplate usa spec ipod interface tree pin strip mod dry drop in filter full size BFG KM2 spare
    no but my neck hurts from look down at stock tacoma's
     
  15. chad68

    chad68 Master Jedi Member I am...

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Member:
    #3263
    Messages:
    1,081
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    In a (Toyota) van down by the river! Sonoma Cownty
    Vehicle:
    2009 4x4 reg cab. Modded with more to come
    Polished 16x8 Pro Comp 1069's 4" BS Nitto Mud Grapplers 305/70/16 Magnaflow & glasspack muffler Stainless tip K&N 63 series Aircharger Vent visors Autometer volt and dig. temp. gauge custom mounted Factory chrome rear bumper (not black factory, one) TRD pedal covers TRD skid plate Hurst T handle shift knob Rear Tint Clear bra on the sides Chrome extinguisher Icon non resi coilovers, ICON RR shocks, black seat covers. And some other crap
    Icon is working on coils for the RCD lift. You could turn the coils up 1.5" and get your 6" of lift that way.

    I would be tempted to go with the RCD lift if I could keep my 16" wheels and tires, without using wheels spacers which some manufactures don't recommend in the first place.

    I know I will never be able to do a drop down bracket lift for too many reasons. So I'm just gonna stick to 32's and keep it on the low side of lift and have it perform great offroad instead (coilovers coming soon). When I first got my truck I wanted to lift it as much as I could via the suspension, then thought about a 1.0-1.5 body lift etc then I've decided I want it to perform offroad and be realaible and not jeopordize my warranty.
     
  16. allrsdup

    allrsdup Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Member:
    #3040
    Messages:
    792
    Gender:
    Male
    Sahuarita AZ.
    Vehicle:
    2015 dc superwhite 4x4
    rcd is a big waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    your paying the same price and it is the same amount of work to install as a 6" kit. why bother?
     
  17. chad68

    chad68 Master Jedi Member I am...

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Member:
    #3263
    Messages:
    1,081
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    In a (Toyota) van down by the river! Sonoma Cownty
    Vehicle:
    2009 4x4 reg cab. Modded with more to come
    Polished 16x8 Pro Comp 1069's 4" BS Nitto Mud Grapplers 305/70/16 Magnaflow & glasspack muffler Stainless tip K&N 63 series Aircharger Vent visors Autometer volt and dig. temp. gauge custom mounted Factory chrome rear bumper (not black factory, one) TRD pedal covers TRD skid plate Hurst T handle shift knob Rear Tint Clear bra on the sides Chrome extinguisher Icon non resi coilovers, ICON RR shocks, black seat covers. And some other crap
    I agree. If it was cheaper or at least the same price and not 600 bucks more I could see it.
     
  18. b168

    b168 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Member:
    #20532
    Messages:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    South Bay, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma DC TRD Off Road
    6" Pro Comp Lift 35" Xtreme A/T Pro Comp Tires 4.56 Gears
    [​IMG]

    im using procomp 6" with 17x9 on 35's
     
  19. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Member:
    #11040
    Messages:
    13,034
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Inland Empire, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tacoma Prerunner TRD Offroad
    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    If I remember correctly, the 4.5" RCD lift uses spindles so a 4x4 cannot buy that lift.
     
  20. 4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    22,397
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    I'm all for a functional lift , but 6" ? ,then you want to stick some 35"'s under it ? How much off roading do you do ? Toys are fairly narrow have you thought about what your doing to the center of gravity with this much over all lift ? I think you might find that places you used to offroad (especially off cambered inclines) quickly & with confidence you'll now have a feeling that it's gonna turn over & quite possibly will . This is just my opinion, I'd just hate to see you turn what sounds like a good lifted truck you have now into one of those bad ass looking "street 4x's" that are great till they hit the dirt only to find it's almost useless. My 4x is stock , the only lift I'm planning is 2" - 3" for the front as the rear seems to have plenty of clearance.:cool:

    Web DSC00282.jpg
     
To Top