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HELP 6" lift rear shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ColoradoTaco, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    ColoradoTaco

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    Im going to get 6" - 7" icon coilovers for the the front.
    What should i get for the rear? and do they need to be made for 6" kit? will the icon rear resivor shocks work?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2014 at 5:32 AM
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    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    What did you end up running?
     
  3. Apr 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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    I'm curious as well...
     
  4. Apr 28, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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    I ended up goin with 13" travel icons and 7" lift alcan springs in the rear
     
  5. Apr 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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    JKohler,

    I recently purchased a 2007 TRD Tacoma DBL Cab with 100k miles. I too am looking for a 6" lift.

    My thinking is purchasing a base Fabtech lift, add in coil overs, replace the rear blocks with Leafs.

    Is swapping these parts similar to what you did essentially.

    Budget around $3700 or higher.
    I am hoping to purchase rims and tires as well 35x12.5 KM2's....

    I've been reading and researching and hope to pull the trigger sometime in June so as my budget goes up, and my knowledge pertaining to such a purchase is more informative.

    Can you or anyone else recommend a vendor which will have Rims, Tires, Suspension lift, and the replacement coil overs? I already know the leafs are going to be purchased separate.

    Since I am mixing and matching I am hoping to purchase the bulk from one vendor so in a sense I'm getting proper parts.
     
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  6. May 4, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    That is basically what I ended up doing. You will need the drop bracket, the knuckles, diff drop bracket, steering shaft extension, sway bar extension, Upper control arms, coil overs, leafs, shocks, and a carrier bearing drop kit for the rear driveline.
    As far as vendors go, I have had good luck with Down South Motor Sports, SDHQ, Fat Bobs Tire Garage, All Pro Off-road, Alcans, and a few others. I would call around and check online for the best prices.

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  7. May 8, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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    Thanks for the advice Jkohler, and sorry about the unorthodox way of getting help, it really was intentional, and had no Idea the controversy it would stir up.

    Thanks again for in a sense being able to see past it.

    Do you off hand remember what piecing this together cost?

    Crucial
     
  8. May 10, 2014 at 11:14 AM
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    Jkohler

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    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    OK so here goes a rough estimate of the major components..

    FRONT
    Icon Coilovers $1200
    Light Racing UCA $450 (I'd go with Total Chaos w/ heim joints for $700)
    Tuff Country Spindles $500

    Drop Bracket 6'' $ came on truck along with the sway bars and diff drop brackets.

    REAR
    Icon 13'' travel rear smooth body aluminum shock $400
    Alcan 7'' lift leaf springs $800

    American Racing Rims (16x8) on 295/75/16 togo at2's $1800

    Like you were saying, I would get the item list for the fabtech lift (see website) and get either component box 1 or 2, whichever has the drop bracket and everything, and then sell what you don't need out of it.

    http://www.fabtechmotorsports.com/T...005-13-Toyota-Tacoma-6-Lug-2WD-4WD-p1392.html

    Then throw your Icons on there :D
     
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