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

Has anyone combined a long travel setup with a 6" lift ?kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Btnewman, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM
    #1
    Btnewman

    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Member:
    #54950
    Messages:
    2,208
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Benjamin
    Grand Junction co
    Vehicle:
    07 sport, ARB rear locker, leveling kit
    ARB rear locker Leveling Kit Custom Rear Bumper Tires and Rims Air tank fully plumbed into truck
    I am kind of directing my truck to be a "one truck fits all" setup. I live close to moab ut, and I also like to haul nuggets in the desert, I know going this route my truck wont be amazing in rocks or the best in desert.

    I am thinking about combining a pro comp 6" kit with a Long travel kit, not sure which one to go with for this. I am not really interested in a solid axle setup and I want the longer travel but also want the extra clearance of a lift kit.

    Has anyone done this or is it just a no good very bad awful idea?
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:20 AM
    #2
    Hayes

    Hayes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60946
    Messages:
    642
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2011 Regular Cab Tacoma 4x4
    No good, very awful idea...

    Long travel can give you clearance and high speed performance. If you ick your spring rates properly, you can get a compromise of speed and crawling performance.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:32 AM
    #3
    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8007
    Messages:
    2,350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Columbus, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2005 Subaru Outback XT 5MT
  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    #4
    Btnewman

    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Member:
    #54950
    Messages:
    2,208
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Benjamin
    Grand Junction co
    Vehicle:
    07 sport, ARB rear locker, leveling kit
    ARB rear locker Leveling Kit Custom Rear Bumper Tires and Rims Air tank fully plumbed into truck
    welp, scratch that idea...
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    #5
    solus

    solus HOME!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Member:
    #20487
    Messages:
    4,491
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Bremerton, WA
    Vehicle:
    RR 4wd SR5
    It is possible... Well almost anything is possible... But it would be a waste of money and more than likely dangerous for anything other than mall crawling. Using LT for what it's meant for puts a lot of stress on the suspension and truck that more than like a drop bracket lift couldn't handle. But hey... It's your truck go for it
     
  6. Dec 18, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    #6
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    24,231
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    I think the rear driveline will limit you, as the U-joints then have to accommodate both a 6" lift and long travel.

    6" lift isn't good for crawling. You get better clearance, but the center of gravity is much higher, so you are more likely to tip over. An LT kit that gives ~3" of lift will crawl very well.
     
To Top