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lift kit 2.25 inches VS 3 inches

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Davidgaud, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Apr 16, 2008 at 4:30 AM
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    Davidgaud

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    Hi guys, anyone know the difference between these two lift kits for the font
    wheels ?
    I bought the 3 inches from Fatbobsgarage but when i opened the box
    the strut spacer do not look like 3 inches....it near 2 inches but never 3
    so i imagine the 2.25 the real measure must be one inch.
    tomorrow i will install it but i think iam going to have a surprise with
    a lift smaller than 3 inches !?!?!
     
  2. Apr 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    Are you running 2wd or 4wd? Anything over 2.5" on a 4wd stresses the CV joints and tends to tear the CV boots quicker than it should. Really, any amount of lift will add to the CV joint stress but it gets pretty bad over 2.5" on our trucks.

    Depending on how much lift you actually end up with you may want to consider a differential drop kit. The spacers are 1" thick, but since the differential on the late-model Tacomas pivots from the rear, the net drop will be more like 1/2". Still, it'll help.

    Post pictures when you're done with the install, and take before and after shots with measurements from the ground so you'll see what the difference is. If you're swapping out tires at the same time, measure from the hub centerline to isolate the change from the lift alone.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    I'm getting my lift today from fatbobsgarage.com and it is the 2.25" spacer. I think it is supposed to be smaller than what it says because is has something to do with the geometry. To get to the point I think yours is 3".
    Did you use the promotional code "hero". It would have got ya a 10% discount.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    And I didn't get the diff drop because I only went 2.25", if it looks bad I may still go ahead and put one on later.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2008 at 11:54 AM
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    Davidgaud

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    hey, they forgot to send me my drop diff :) haha
    I would be glad to have this promotion code two week ago !!!!

    I will post picture and measurements tomorrow or friday.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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    Sorry, I just found out last week right before I ordered. I will also post some pics.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    [​IMG]Finally its done !!!! ... here the measurements for my lift kit of 3 inches in the front and a 2 inches (add a leaf in the rear):
    at the center of the wheels in front:
    before 34.5 inches and after 40 1/4
    rear:
    before 37.5 inches and after 42
    its more than 3 inches because of my 33 inches tires.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2008 at 5:38 PM
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    the picture do not works how can i put some pics in here ?
     
  9. Apr 20, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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  10. Apr 21, 2008 at 4:42 AM
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    Hey ok i just put some pics in my gallery....i will add some in the next weekend for a view by the rear and the front.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    With Fatbob's 2.25" lift: on uneven driveway.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 22, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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    sounds like it is meant to level the ride out because from factory toyota has front lower then back . i got one from skyjacker also with ad aleaf in the back. But to reduce axel wear because of lift , there is a diff drop down spacer kit here for good price--> http://www.extremetrucktoys.com/5-6_tac_lift.htm
     
  13. Apr 22, 2008 at 1:33 PM
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    Very bad to get a 3 foot lift. :boink: 3" is another story. :p

    Not bad at all. Just expect additional maintenance in the future from parts wearing out quicker than they would in stock form due to the increased angles on the CV joints and boots. It comes with the territory.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2008 at 10:54 AM
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    "Best" is subjective, of course. It really depends on how you anticipate using your truck. Are you just looking to level it? Lift it a little to fit larger tires and run on-road most of the time? Spend a lot of time offroad? Rock-crawling, desert running, or trail cruising?

    Each suspension option is good for a particular application, so start with that and your best option should present itself.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2008 at 11:01 AM
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    id like to have it mainly just for the looks of the lift :), but i also plan on doing some mellow 4X4, nothing too much that can damage my baby, just stuff like dirt trails and humps. also does lifting my truck have any type of affect on my towing capabilities?
     
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