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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TG8, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    i fell like getting a 3-6' lift will mess up my tacoma no matter how much i put into it or who I give my truck to, its either something is vibration, rubbing, falling apart or wheel alignment is mess up. So what I'm trying to say is will getting a lit jack up my truck for the rest of its use?:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Well if you get a lift then , yes , it will jack up your truck , but isn't that the idea ?

    I'm sorry , I'm Canadian , am I missing something here ?
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    well I dont want to spend thousands of dollars for something that looks really nice but some thing ends up messing up and im pissed off
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    So you do want to lift it then ?
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    I think I know what you mean OP, I'm a 5 lugger but I've heard that 6" isn't worth how good it would look. From what I understand, it would demo the front end and stuff. Idk though.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    I DO! but what im saying is, is it worth all the money mess ups and bs that comes along with it?
     
  8. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Mines not messed up.... nothing falls apart or off when i drive.

    Do the research and find out what you would want for your needs. I dont think a 1-3in lift will really make much life altering changes to the truck.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Not saying its always the case :) Like I said, I can only say so much bc I don't even have the same truck as you lucky guys do. That's just stuff I've heard before.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    And your wheel aligment? What about rubbing or some sort?
     
  11. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Oh i agree with you on the 6in thing, i would never do that to my truck.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Alignment was exactly where i told them to align it to. The UCA's i bought are extremely adjustable, and i dont have any rub that I have found yet, not even stuffed. But i will continue to try :cool:
     
  13. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Interesting what are you running?
     
  14. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    Yes
     
  15. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    FIRST of all ask yourself "why do you need a lift"?

    Clearance for Off road fun and games? Asthetics? Do you haul heavy loads and need stiffer suspension?

    If you are going off road with the truck to the point where you need a6" lift there are many other areas of your truck you should be worrying about damaging and protecting with sliders , bumper guards..and I am sure a lot more mods for serious wheeling..

    If it is purely for Aesthetics....well IMO that's a lot to deal with for 3" higher truck. Expense, suspension Warranty is gone, and will it really make any difference for those risks and expense? 3" is not a lot for all the expense and work involved really.

    IF you haul heavy loads I would get an adjustable Airbag system.
     
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    And after you are done with that , we can help you pick out your lift components .
     
  17. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    My truck is lifted 3" and I have no problems, the alignment is a little off but once I get new UCAs that will not be a problem anymore. I would stick with 3" of lift or less.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    When you lift your truck, you're crossing over a line.

    On one side is your basic-transportation-solid-as-a-rock-reliable-don't-worry-about-it-truck.

    On the other side, now is your hobbyist-tinker-toy-tweak-this-fix-that-improve-it-some-more-hobbyist-special ride.

    Lift your truck, you might ride stiffer, get driveline vibrations (likely) Vehicle-Stability-Control issues (about 1 in 6 chance) and wear out CV boots and U-joints faster. You'll get worse mileage, and probably want bigger and more expensive wheels and noisier tires that wear out sooner and don't grip as well on smooth or rainy pavement. Hobbyist-off-roader-tweakers don't care about any of this. They embrace the change and the challenge. They drive their trucks on trails that hang up, scratch, or dent stock trucks.

    The want-a-rock-solid-don't-worry-about-it-reliable-truck guys cringe, and rightly so.

    Your choice. Where do you want to be?
     
  19. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    Im running Icon Extended travel CO's and Light Racing UCA's, when i have my all terrain tires on its smooth as glass. My mudders walk alittle at highway speeds but it really doesnt bother me.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    Great explanation....

    If I want to sit higher I grab the phonebook on the way out
     
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