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lift kit 4 cyl

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacoNinja12, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Oct 8, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    So i have my 3 inch lift sitting in the corner but i want a body lift to so it can keep up with my friends taco. Naturally they dont make a 6 inch lift for a 4 cyl. does anyone have a pic of this already? i have never liked the looks of abody lift, but my friend said it was hard to tell on a toyota because of the small frame. does anyone know what the mpg would be around if i have 33s on it? and which gears to get?
     
  2. Oct 9, 2008 at 3:42 AM
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    not hard to tell?

    wrong...

    regardless of the size of the frame, when you lift the body off of it...it makes an unnatural gap between the bed and frame that you can see under the wheel wells

    can you put gap guards up there...sure...but its still noticeable IMO

    i could be wrong but i dont know why engine size would make a difference in the lift, unless you have a 5 lug instead of a 6 lug 4cyl (i dont even know if they make a 6lug 4cyl

    if you've got a 6lug 4cyl tacoma you should still be able to find a 6inch lift for your truck
     
  3. Oct 9, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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    on the contrary in the 8 months ive been shopping for a lift kit, 4cyl dont have a 6 inch. 6cyl do. if anyone has a linkfor a 6 inch 4cyl lift i would love to see it. but as of righ tnow i am in dis belief.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2008 at 7:39 AM
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    Do you have a 2wd or 4wd? how many lug nuts on each hub?
     
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    I agree with Tiger on this one. There are lift differences between 5 and 6 lugs, NOT 4 cyl and 6 cyl because they both share the same suspension, chassis etc. Can you provide us with a link to this "mis-information" about lift differences between 4 and 6 cyl models?
     
  6. Oct 9, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    actually fabtech sells 2 different lifts in 6" one for 4cyl and one for 6cyl ... what the diference is I dunno... also whiplash suspension makes a 10" kit for 4cyl tacos... if you look in my gallery my silver truck has 3" susp. 3" body 35's and I have 4.56 gears for it... I can still get 22+ mpg with 35's
     
  7. Oct 9, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    i did just make myself look dumb about there not being a 6 inch lift. but it is a fabtec lift. that means 2500 dollars. i have way less than that to spend. see i have the 2.5 from my buddy. but i want a little more for bigger tires. so sorry about being the dummy, but they dont have any reasonably priced 6 inch lifts.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2008 at 8:13 PM
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    I have been searching..

    I have not found any cheap lifts. But you can get lift that are more then 3 inches

    http://www.downeyoff-road.com/SuspensionComponents/index.htm
    This sites has good lifts, but not super cheap. But itis tested and works

    Also i found this

    See I found this becuase of people helping out and giving info.
    Total Chaose has the kit you want. $2600 ruffly. plus shocks/ springs
    http://www.socalsupertrucks.com/home.jsp this is 1 shop that sells them. you can look up others.

    Camburg has it as well $2400 ruffly plus shocks/springs $1200 for what they like
    http://www.camburg.com/tacomaP.html

    jd fab $2200 plus shock and springs
    http://jdfabrication.com/index.php?o...38&Itemi d=64
    Also all kits look like you will want Fender flares as well.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    yeah not a problem man I understand about the cash... thats why my truck has 3" body and 3" susp. lift... same look going down rd, clears 35's same as a 6" suspension kit and cost about $2000 less...
     
  11. Oct 11, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    I would venture to say that the difference between the two is in the spring rate. The 4 cyl. has to be quite a bit lighter then a 6 cyl. sitting in the front end. I have been struggling with my front end after i installed the 3 inch revtec kit being that it is so damn stiff. Gives me the feeling that something will bend if a haul ass off road. It is coming out as soon as i can decided whether the toytec or icon is the way to go. Both seem like quality products.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    yeah I hated my revtec lift, perosnally I have went with company called ez-lift few times and have always had good experience with them
     
  14. Dec 27, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    Interesting. I've never heard of ez-lift. I will definitely keep that in mind though.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    yeah I actually have their business card lol I think on ebay their user name is EZ LIFT website is www.extremetrucktoys.com like I have said in some other posts great guys to work with and product looks well made when you get it, everything lined up perfectly for me (used this brand like 3 times in past)
     
  16. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    I'm sitting here hitting my self on the forehead... I really wish I would have found these a few months back. Quality definitely looks superb. Not to mention, you aren't getting shafted on the price. Is it just me or are these piece CNC Billet Alum.? The Revtek kit appeared to be cast.

    Hopefully some guys looking to do a spacer kit will stumble upon this thread and consider this kit before buying. Looks well worth the money and from what you say it is.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    yeah they are one piece billet cnc'd out
     
  18. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    yeah i posted that almost three months ago lol worked then
     
  19. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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    yeah looks pretty sweet though I just wouldnt keep the IFS if I was going to spend $2500 and lift it 10" it would be solid axle all the way
     
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