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Most Miles on a Drop Bracket Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by HuntnTruk, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    HuntnTruk

    HuntnTruk [OP] Tacohead

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    Hey Im curious about the guys with the drop brackets such as pro comp fabtech or rcd. Im not looking for which one is better but rather how the trucks durability is affected with many miles on the lift. My thought is if you buy a new truck, hack the front crossmember, what is the likely lifespan of the lift and its components? Will it last the life of the truck? Its just something to take into consideration when you cant revert back to stock.

    So whos got the most miles on their lift and what problems if any have you run into?
     
  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    BlueXenon

    BlueXenon Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem. It should last the lifespan of the truck if checked and maintained from time to time. Unless you let all your components rust out to hell. Also, you only need to hack the front crossmember if you have a 4X4. 2WD's don't require cutting.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    HuntnTruk

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    Yea sorry should have specified a 4X4.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    TiMe

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    I have about 20k on my Fabtech 6" lift. No problems that I can see!
     
  5. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    I had a pro comp DB on my '01 for 80,000 miles before I traded it in. Truck had 110k. Wheeled it probably ten times a year but it was my DD too.
     
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