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HELP want six inch lift but cant weld

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mike686, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    mike686

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    Help i need help haha, i want the six inch lift stage two but i read the installation instructions and it said i need to make two thread welds and i dont have a welding machine or know a welder, so the only other option i can possibly think would be either sacrafice and go with a three inch or go with the RCD ... any input on this would be appreciative i have the money for the pro comp so its a full 3 grand so its not money just lack of materials and welding skils
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    Hire a welder...?
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    I'd personally not go with a 6 inch lift since you have to cut the crossmember. That is if you have a 4wd like me. Also IMO 6" is too tall for such a small truck.
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    I think the only welding is to cap the open ends of the cross member that gets cut, so id venture to guess you dont really need to do it, but they recommend it. You can probably just make a clean cut and then give it several coats of paint and be done with it.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    x2. Just have a welder come by and do it.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    nah i read the install and theres like an extend a bracket that you have to weld two threads but i have just decided to go with the toytec ultimate lift and figure out where to get an extra little bit of lift can the tuff country leveling kit work with the toytec coilovers i know its kinda off topic but i was just curious
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    you can NOT stack lifts. you can go with coilovers OR a spacer. you will destroy your truck if you tried to do both.

    are you 2wd or 4x4?
     
  8. May 26, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    woah i thought it was you cant stack spacer lifts, what about toytec then a body lift, is that ok and i have a 4x4
     
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    Yeah, you could do the toytech+body lift. I wouldn't do it though just because body lifts look absolutely terrible, but that's just my opinion.
     
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    Here is an example of why body lifts look bad. Sorry if this is your truck I just pulled it off a google image search.
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    Look at all of the frame that sticks out from underneath the truck. I just cringe when I see body lifts.
     
  12. May 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    Just do the 6 inch and hire a welder for 20 minutes. Your truck will look badass. As far as stacking lifts. there are a couple members on here with 9 inch suspension lifts.

    Obviously they dont make a 9 inch lift for our trucks so they had to stack. Dont know the specifics tho.
     
  13. May 26, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    i think body lifts look bad also. But they look worse when they are by themselves. If you did a 2 inch body lift on a 3 inch suspension it would look ok imo. Any more body lift then that is a no go tho
     
  14. May 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    do they offer like a 1 inch body lift haha now that i see what a three inch body lift looks like i would just like to be a bit more then 3 inches to be different
     
  15. May 26, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    i think they only make a 3 inch body lift. You would have to modify them.
     
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    ahh so like get one inch longer bolts and take the spacers to a bandsaw to cut them back
     
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    there are two instances its ok to stack lifts. 2wd trucks can have spindles plus spacers or coilovers to get a max height of 7". the spindles lift the truck but keep the stock geometry, same goes for the 6" drop bracket kits.
    the drop bracket keeps everything aligned but I believe you can add extended coils to it to get 3" more making it 9". dont quote me on that though.
    and then to get real crazy you could add a 3" body lift to get 12" :D
     
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    there is a 1" body lift available, let me find the link....
     
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    thanks man but i just read the site and its confusing and the thing i saw was it went only up to 07 but maybe i will call to see if they make it for 2010 also but that wont be until the Toytec ULK goes on, which i need our vendor to pm me back so i can get the discount code
     
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