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is bigger really better?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dirthawker1313, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    dirthawker1313

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    well i paid for my procomp stage 1 6" lift but it hasnt been installed yet. now im having second thoughts on if i should go the full 6" or if i should just do a OME or toyotec 3" lift. i dont offroad alot but i do need to go offroad sometimes. and i mean across the desert where there are NO roads. but i do drive highways and streets alot. ive put 23,000 miles in 10 months. id like to hear your opinions about it. what would you do and why?
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    With that said higher you are more top heavy you will be
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    derekabraham

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    I think 6" is way too much, but to each his own. 3" is perfect.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    toyotadude5

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    ill trade you my 3 inch lift for your 6 inch lift:):):D:D
     
  5. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    YayAreaTaco0311

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    6" compensates for having a small penis.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    NWtacoma

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    your gf seems to think so, thats why she kickin with me.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    I think the 6 inch lift is just for looks. I would jut go w/the OME lift with some TC UCA .Thats what I plan on getting except w/some LR UCA (I got a prerunner I don't plan on wheeling). From what I've read its the best all around supension on and offroad. I know this is a 1st gen but it has a OME setup so it show what a OME setup can do:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8qfR1gCd6w
     
  8. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    ..............plus it is easy to go back to stock from a 3" vs. a 6 "
     
  9. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    thestrangebrew

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    I like the look of the 6"s but I just can't justify it being for me and my needs. 3"s is what I plan on getting and it'll do just fine for me. I only wheel a few times a year, and nothing major at that so 6"s is overkill for me. It just comes down to want you want to get out of your lift.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    MXRACR39X

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    Like, others have said its all about what your driving habits and intentions are. I have the Fabtech 6" and do not regret it at all! Yes the kit requires cutting and isn't reversable and your MPG will drop. But its a great way to keep the fatties out and its just BadAzz looking. IMO/
     
  11. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i dig the 6" lifts
     
  12. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    I like the 6" lifts with the DC long beds. Looks wicked!
     
  13. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    6" or go home x2!
     
  15. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I vote practical... 3" OME. 6" is way to much unless you're doing some extreme stuff and really need the lift. As a daily, I wouldn't even consider it as an option, at all.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    For the price, go LT. Fuck it.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    couldnt have said it better. but if its gona be to much stress to return it throw it on there it will look good
     
  18. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    True, that's the above 3" lift that counts :D
     
  19. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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    Timber

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    just a couple comfort items.
    If you wheel at all, that drop bracket kit will do zero for ground clearance plus raise your center of gravity for when your crawling or negotiating off camber stuff, plus feel real funky hauling thru the Desert. Better off with a good set of coilovers at 2.75" - #3.00" . Better off saving for long travel if you really like the Desert. Drop bracket kits are better suited for street queens plus you will most likely end up with a set of blocks out back to make it level which is another thing that will cause you problems.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    Send it back. For what you describe, you'll just be throwing gas at bigger tires. You drive A LOT by my standards. I have 15k in 17 months. Go OME, better ride and quality. I've owned a couple OME rigs, best aftermarket ride I've yet to encounter on a lifted truck.

    jeepmor
     
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