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Need advice from a fellow 6" Pro Comp lifted Tacoma owner

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by iJonny, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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    iJonny

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    I bought this 08 4x4 with the 6" Pro-Comp lift and now that Ive had the truck for 2 years, Ive learned all about the issues with the older PC lifts and stock components when used off road. Bottom line is, this lift is meant for the street and looks, not functionality and I'm sure most of you will agree.

    I'm in a great position to make the changes next month. I am not wanting to take the truck down to 3". I fully intend to keep the cross member and the 6" lift and just remove everything that makes this lift not functional off road.

    Here is the list of what is being changed out

    ICON 6" Coilovers No Resi
    ICON 2.0 ext travel Rears No Resi
    Total Chaos Heim Joint Upper Control Arm
    Total Chaos Race Series Lower Control Arm
    Deaver 6" Rear Springs
    U-Bolt Flip Kit
    Replace Tie Rods & bushings

    Thank you in advance to anyone with valuable input to share. [​IMG]
     
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    Sub'd. Looking at getting rid of my spacers and blocks at some point. How much are those Deavers gonna be?
     
  3. Jun 20, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    You will have to get the hemmed uppers on the TC kit
     
  4. Jun 20, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    I put this thread in two areas, I had it in 2nd gen and now I will re-direct it here.

    @Patrick- I spoke to TC a little after I posted this and made the change with SDHQ. You going to make it to the mod day when this gets installed?
    @icallhertaco11- the full leaf pack and flip kit will run close to 900$
     
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  5. Jun 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Subd to find out what is up. The wifes has a 6" pro comp. She really only uses it for dirt roads tho. Mine is the trail rig.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    6 inch PC Douche Bag lift...what else do I need?
    Jon,

    I'm doing the same thing. TC UCAs on the way. I'm going with a Fox Shox set up next instead of ICONs. The rear springs are going to have to wait (after spending about $2k on shocks!). LEt me know how it's going since I'll be doing the same thing. Good luck!
     
  7. Jun 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    Look into the icon cross members. From what I've seen they allow more clearance than the pro comps.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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    I dont have any issue with the drop bracket the procomp uses and im not willing to do that modification to the crossmember at this time. This is already going to be a costly upgrade. I believe in doing things right the 1st time and since I have the cash to spend, im going to pull the trigger. After talking with TC and SDHQ the consensus is that this will be a great set up that I will be able to fully align. :D
     
  9. Jun 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    Whats an "icon cross member"?
     
  10. Jun 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    unless he means drop bracket? I didn't see those on the site??
     
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    The drop down cross members. Drop the LCA mount location. The procomp cross members are straight across with less clearance. I am fairly sure icon makes one for the 6" lift kits except they only drop at the bolt locations for the LCAs which has at least an inch more clearance.
    Unless I am fully incorrect. In which case disregard any information given.
     
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    subbed to see how this goes. i have been looking into doing this or SAS in a year or so...
     
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    Sounds like the Fabtech drop bracket :D
     
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    Ill get you some more info on my set up when I get to my puter
     
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    What was the issue with the Kings and LSK lowers?
     
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    Pretty sure he said the shock mount locations were off on the LSK LCA so he couldn't use the kings
     
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    exactly. Having to get custom length coilovers. I'm going with king dual rate pure race coilovers
    http://www.kingshocks.com/products/purerace/coilover-pure-race/

    2.0 x 33.81 extended length with custom shock towers through the fender well prolly
     
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    oh hot dam son, any info on the upgraded steering?
     
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    Ok Mark, since you have been doing exactly what im about to start doing with regards to removing everything PC besides the crossmember. How does my list look? What made you go LSK vs TC?
     
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    lsk is cheaper and i like supporting small businesses, however i wish i would have gone TC for the lca's. they are more money but have them right. the lsk shock tab being in a diff location is costing me a lot more money than if i went with TC. live and learn. weve contacted lsk multiple times and they say the lca's are a direct replacement and shock tab is supposedly in the stock location.
    your list of parts is perfect except i know nothing of the deaver leafs so cant conment on those, my alcans are perfect and as soon as i put those on the vibes i had in the driveline disappeared!
    my shop is fabricating skids out of a 5/8ths thick sheet of plastic. its used on the bottom of air boats to skim across the ground etc. supposedly its what the pro crawlers use, well see, they say its "unbreakable".
     
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