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How much of a lift is this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HardTaco78, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    HardTaco78

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    My brother recently got this 2008 tacoma at his shop and I was wondering how much of a lift it has? It's a pro-comp lift. The truck is about 6'7" . My brother is a auto dismantler and he just got this truck from the insurance company and I think I want to buy it. It has only 900 miles on it. The insurance company slavaged it for hardly any damage. The only parts ruined are the radiator, condensor and the front bumper cover. All the other parts are in the bed of the truck and are un harmed. Airbags are good and no actual frame damage. Just the horns are a little tweaked. I could have this on the road for a fraction of the original cost. The picture is from my cell phone, so the quality is not good, but you can see the stance.

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  2. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    looks to me to be about a 6 inch lift.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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  4. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    HardTaco78

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    That's what I was thinking. Is pro-comp a decent lift. It appears to have the factory Bilstein shocks that come with the sport package. I assume that due to the fact that the shocks have toyota stamped on them.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    yeh thats a 6" if i were u i would take it look pretty good
     
  6. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    I agree.....6"
     
  7. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    i have always personaly thought that pro-comp lifts are some pretty good stuff
     
  8. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    I had a good body shop guy come over and look at it and he said it looked good. He said he would also put it on the frame machine just to make sure. You would be shocked too see how many cars with minimal damage get salvaged. The hit was soft enough that the fenders and hood were un touched. They just took them off for the insurance inspection. The reason they salvaged it is due to the horns being tweaked. The horns are the part of the frame that is easily fixed if bent and really has no real importance to the drive of the vehicle.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    yeh i use to be in the salvage car business one of my good friends does it alot but they send the cars to costa rica and other places they make really good money and places like that you really dont need a title
     
  10. Mar 6, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    Yeah most of the cars go to south america, africa and the higher end ones go to russia. But people are always scared of a salvage title. It's not a bad thing if you know why it was salvaged and plan on keeping it for a bit. Plus for the price I can't beat it. I can sell it for the price I put into it two years later. You just take such a hit when you buy a new car.
     
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    Also does anyone know what those rims cost. I'm not a chrome person and want to sell them and get some black rims. I really like the rockstar rims. I think those will work on the tacoma.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    In the accident, the other car probably slid under a Toyota that high. :D
     
  13. Mar 6, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    That's what it looks like.
     
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    I perceive a small crease on the lower passenger door.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    Yeah not sure how that happened. It's a scrape with a dent. I think that is a battle wound from the salvage yard it sat at for a while. Those guys treat the cars like crap. There is no way that can be related to the accident. No logical way it could happen. Especially since the paint is scratched too.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    I wouldn't wanna drive a truck with frame damage. Don't use heat on it either as it is not a Toyota approved method. Most likely the frame is damaged. I am a collision estimator and I will tell you that no insurance company wants to total a vehicle with minimal damage. I believe a shop probably found a kink in the frame. A new frame is about 8-9 grand installed then you have the body repairs and paint work. Also if the frame has a diamond you will not be able to do an alignment and will eat tires on a regular basis. Just a few thoughts before you dump some money into a problem child. It is a great looking truck though.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    The horns of the frame are bent. However on the toyota frames you cant just replace the horns like you can on a lot of other frames. So you would have to buy a new frame if you wanted new horns. The horns on the frame do not effect the drive of the truck. So basically you bend the horns back on a frame machine so everything aligns back up and you are good to go. But bent horns (part of frame) means salvaged title. I would not buy a truck or car that had real frame damage. I've seen and driven a lot of cars that had the horns of the frame bent back and they drive a good as new. Thanks for the advice though. I waited a long time now for the perfect one to come in and I think this is it. We will see I guess.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    What do you mean by "if the frame has a diamond" I have never heard this term before?
     
  19. Mar 8, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    diamond means that one rail say the right side is pushed back a few millimeters and the impact was to the right side. Then the left side would usually be ahead a little and that will cause some issues such as making the truck look like it is crab walking down the road and also you will go through alot of tires.

    right rail
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    <--------------------------
    left rail
     
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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think the Pro Comp basic 6" lift uses the factory front shocks and replaces the rears....
     
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