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looking to upgrade from ProComp 3" lift.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by XPOTRPR, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    XPOTRPR

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    Hey guys.

    So I bought my truck used from a dealer about a month ago with the lift already installed. It's not TOO bad honesty. On the road its pretty smooth. Speedbumps, offroad, its definitely stiff. SO... I'm looking to upgrade a bit. Nothing too crazy, just something that will improve ride quality. I was looking at replacing the entire kit with an Icon kit with coilovers, rear shocks with reservoirs, and possibly some Light Racing UCAs (since I have the stock UCAs still). My question is, should I replace the entire kit with something better like Icon or an equivalent. Or, just upgrade what is needed, like ProComp's best coilovers, shocks, etc. And some UCAs. I definitely want to get some UCAs regardless to help with the travel. Would I be ok with just getting some UCAs and maybe a new set of coils? Or a new front end setup including coilovers, UCAs, etc? Any input and opinions are welcome. Appreciate it guys.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    I had the procomp lift and replaced the front with some sway away coilovers and its so much better I recomend just changing everything out with some better shit
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Thats what I was thinking too. Would you recommend sway away? Or something else? The icon set up would run me right under 2k including LR UCAs. Obviously im trying to stay on somewhat of a budget. Thanks tho man. Did you replace your UCAs as well? Or was it just the new coilovers that made the difference?
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Honestly anything is better than procomp but the biggest thing I can recomemd is save up and get everything at once and do more research on wats the best but if I had the money I would get a new leaf pack and resi shocks for the rear and uca,and coilovers for the front
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Thats exactly what I was going to get. Lol. the Icon kit has Icon extended travel coilovers and rear Icons with resi's. Then I was going to get the UCAs with it as well. Should be good with that. Thanks for the input dude.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Once you get your gunna love it procomps alright but once you install your new stuff you'll be like fuck pro cromp
     
  7. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    just go full long travel :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    Haha.. Nah man.. not practical.. for me atleast. my buddies have the icon extended travel kits and they are nice. Thats why i'll probably end up going with that.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Would you be interested in selling your pro comp lift... If so how much shipped to Georgia 31909




     
  10. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    I think I'm gonna hang on to it actually. I'm taking the sway bar off tomorrow and seeing what its like.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    I have a 3" Pro Comp kit too and not too happy with the ride quality. Im looking at replacing with Wlaker Evans 2.5" coilovers w/ remote res.

    Let me know how it does without a sway bar, I'm thinking about doing that until I can afford the Walker Evans.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    I've heard and read that it fixes the problem and Its like night and day difference. I'm also aired down a bit and that helped alot too.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    I have also read that the bushings for the top of the shock that are supplied with the kit are not that great. If you want to do some preventive maintinance, I would change those out to polyurethane.

    I am having some clunking noises coming my front end and I have not figured what it is yet. It might be that.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    I took my sway bar off with the procomp lift and it made my ride way better
     
  15. Jul 19, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    I'll check into the bushings.. thanks man.
     
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    Kings are king
    If you're going to upgrade for ride quality then just get Kings.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    I just found out that 4WP stopped selling the ProComp 3" kit. I'm not sure why though.
     
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