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Kinda regret the 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PhilipRoth, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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    PhilipRoth

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    I bought a 4x4 about 2 years ago and cant really do anything else suspension wise up front without spending a shit load of money. I have kings front with TC UCA's and kings in the back but cant get the front up anymore. To bad they dont make lift spindles for the 4x4. Would it be worth it at all to take off and sell the whole front diff/ whole 4x4 set up? or would that be just plain dumb. Probably a dumb questions but wanna see what you guys think. thanks
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:04 AM
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    dont get rid of the 4x4. why do you want to lift it more?
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    yeah, no 4x4 but more lift doesnt make sense to me...
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    Just want the front up a little higher! I probably wouldlnt ever get rid of the 4x4 just wanna see what others think of it
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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    sell the kings, get the ome setup with topplate spacers...people get up to like 3.5" up front with em
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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    I want daker leafs in the back which will raise it a few inches! making it sit with the rear higher. i have the front kings at 2.5 inches and dont wanna crank them up anymore. having a 2wd i could get lift spindles for the front and would only have to set the front shocks at 1 to 1.5 inches
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:17 AM
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    spindles are only slightly less than a 6" Procomp or fabtech lift. If you're willing to buy spindles if you were capable a few more dollars for a procomp or fabtech lift ain't much difference.

    btw, the reason you can't just use larger spindles is due to the front differential and drive axles... thats why you can't just drop in spindles on a 4wd. DB lifts actually get there lift from larger spindles but You need a drop bracket and need to lower the differential. 2wd do not have this problem...

    You would be an idiot for selling the 4x4 components just to get an extra 1-2" of lift. Save a few dollars then when you're ready get a 6" I think a basic kit is like $1600 bucks... oh and you could sell the UCAs for some cash when you get the 6" lift

    Or you could always do a ghetto body lift
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:22 AM
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    and blown cv boots... I wouldn't go above 3" again with a 4wd suspension lift
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:22 AM
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    HELL no to the body lift! I love the kings and couldnt settle for a procomp lift. Ill just keep mine how it is haha
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:31 AM
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  11. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:43 AM
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    Just add some of these for more lift.

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  12. Apr 5, 2011 at 2:23 AM
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    new uca's?
     
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    I must have missed a beat. How is the procomp settling? Settling would be ditching the 4x4 to get a few inches so your truck looks better but doesnt function as well. A procomp gives you both, form and function.
     
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  15. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    OP lives in Arizona apparently (according to his profile). I think a lot of people in this thread are forgetting us crazy west coast people like to go fast in the desert. A good suspension setup is way more important than 4wd, which is why everyone has long travel'ed prerunners out here.

    As for his question, one option you could look at is All Pro's 4wd "long" travel kit. It's technically a mid travel kit, since you're getting 12" of travel. (vs. about 8-10 with your coilovers) This would give you 4 inches of lift, and since it's 2" wider on each side you'll have more room for tire clearance, etc. That's about as good as you can get without doing a real long travel kit.
     
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    New UCA's have nothing to do with the CV boot issue.
     
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    If you had enough for kings, why not just save up for an RCD lift? Will give you 4.5" or so and be great.. In the end i would imagine you would be much much happier with yourself if you just waited to do it right and not ditch your 4x4.
     
  18. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Giving up the ability to use your front wheels for spindles is the epitome of retard.
     
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    Sell me your 4x4 commponets!
     
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    I've heard of worse. For instance you could give up your Tacoma for a H3, or a Land Rover.
     
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