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Lowering 6" lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by owen06, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. owen06

    owen06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know I might get stoned for this....

    But I have a 09 4dw with a 6" Fabtech performance lift. It is great, don't get me wrong, but I was wondering if it is possible to lower the lift a little, 2-3 inches, with adjusting the front coilovers and switching out the rear block to a different one?

    Is that possible with the different cross member, or bigger spindles, etc?

    I have 35s and would switch to 33s.

    Also gearing. I re-geared for 35s, so would going to 33s screw that up?

    I know there are a million reasons why this may not be possible.

    Ok, start throwing.
     
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    Might just have to buy a 3" kit and replace all the 6" parts. At least then you'd have them to sell as a package to somebody else. I'm not really familiar with the lift you have installed now, so somebody correct me if I'm talking out of my ass.
    The gearing would be a little short after changing tires, so your RPM would be higher when cruising.
     
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    so you are 4x4?
     
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    Isnt the cross member cut out for a 6" lift? and if that is the case then a stock cross member would have to be welded back in. sounds like a killer to me right there.
     
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    He put 4dw but I think he meant 4wd.

    It is possible but you can avoid issues by simply not going with a 6 inch lift.
     
  6. owen06

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    Yeah I think welding back in the cross member is not an option.
    Fabtech wrote back to me saying it is not possible.

    Oh well, i was just wondering. I have a lot of time on my hands.
     
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    Yup. Some have welded it back in. You can get it from Toyota or pull if off of a junk yard truck.
     
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    The toyota I went to said they dont sell that part since its not a bolt on and is part of the frame
     
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    Oh. How did you get it then? JY?
     
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    I tried for aabout months asking the 4WP and ORW places to save me the piece they cut when they get a 4WD truck rolling through with that lift but had no luck. I ended up cutting and plating the crossmember back in. A JY could work too, but I think it would be easier to build your own
     
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