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*pro comp 3 inch complete coil kit*

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by stunt man hans, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM
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  2. Jan 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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    I just found out today after i ordered the procomp that it wont on my access cab 4banger...Thank you to this thread! However, I did find this...http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/BEST-SELLER-3-Lift-With-front-coils-rear-options_p_233.html . It is a 3" LIFT WITH FRONT COILS & REAR OPTIONS. I am new to truck lifts and I am not trying to go and spend a bundle. Im not trying to build a rock crawler. All I want is to have a bigger tire and a level truck. I do a little bit of mudding and off roading which is why I want to stay away from blocks. Any thoughts on this kit or another kit that is equivalent in price?
     
  3. Jan 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    That'll work. But if you've got the extra Ben Franklins I'd upgrade the shocks to the bilstein 5100s.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    In conjuction with the coils? Can that upgrade be something I do a little down the road after I do the initial lift?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    Yeah. labor and realignment is enough of a pain that I'd do it on the first pass if I could. If not - get what you're suggesting and do your shocks further down the line.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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    So I was doing a little research. Do you think that the additional shocks will over extend the front of the truck because I have the 4 cylinder and cause it to have a back slope?
     
  7. Jan 25, 2014 at 9:39 PM
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    You mean, if you go with the 5100s instead of stock factory shocks? If you were to go with 5100s, you'd set the spring perch so it provides zero lift.

    To do otherwise would be to "stack lifts" and yes that would be bad, not only because it gave you a 'back slope'

    The reason to go with the 5100 shocks is that they are a single tube shock and hold more oil and so don't fade as much under hard use - and are valved better for lifted trucks.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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    I put the pro comp springs with 5100's on my wife's FJ (as per 4wp's recommendations) it is HUGE, I had to add 1.5" spacers to the rear to make it level. I have already torn a cv boot. Can't wait to get rid of this crap and get new springs.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    I also recommend any other kit besides something from Procomp, after the honeymoon stage wore off I realized it rides like shit. I have every intention of replacing this setup with an Icon one as soon as I can. Save your money for better options/companies folks this kit is not worth it.

    Also, avoid 4 Wheel Parts, most of the people who work there definitely do not know what they're talking about when it comes to most off road topics and they are super quick to rip you off when it comes to installation fees.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    How does this kit work with a double cab 6 cyl?
     
  11. Mar 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM
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    I don't have it on a double cab v6, but I do have 650lb springs on mine and it rides rougher than stock. Putting 850lb springs on it will make it worse than an F350.
     
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    Dunno where 850 came from - ProComp springs are conventionally reckoned to be 730 lb/inch - still hella stiff.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    I ordered the 3 inch Pro Comp lift and the guys at 4 wheel parts and at Pro Comp told me they recommend the lift with 1.5 inch blocks in the back instead of the lift with AAL's. They make both and they are the same price. Ive heard bad things about both. Anyone running the 3 inch procomp with rear blocks?
     
  14. Mar 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    Blocks are never a good idea for a lift if you plan on actually going off-road with the truck.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2014 at 5:23 AM
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    I thought the same thing but like I said both pro comp and 4wp said that 1.5 inch blocks would be fine off road. I did alittle bit of my own research and from what ive gathered anything over 2 inches can be bad and lead to axle wrap, broken driveshafts, etc. Also I started looking for videos online of anyone with rear blocks off roading or to see if anyone actually has a review of the procomp lift. I ran across expedition overland (which by the way was awesome, anyone interested in exploring/camping/Toyotas, should check it out on youtube) and their Tacoma has a deaver leaf pack to help handle weight but uses inch blocks also and that thing kicks ass off road. I think im gonna do the lift with blocks and if I have problems ill just buy the AAL's. I think they are pretty cheap
     
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    And just to specify Im aware there are much better lift options out there. But this one is in my price range right now and I really only do any serious off roading maybe 10 times a year when im camping/hunting. And not serious like tackling obstacles in Moab but just like backwoods mountain trails
     
  17. Mar 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    My guess is that they recommend the block rather than the AAL because the block is easier for the installer to put in. :rolleyes:
     
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    It is not bad, hardly notice it. Not much different from stock. I installed it about two weeks ago, and I love it. Only problem is the U-Bolts are longer than they need to be, so expect to cut them shorter. The rear shock bushings are a little hard to figure out had to ask a mechanic the order. I haven't had any issues, if I do I would think it's because I did the install... I think it's a great lift, should gain a little more height once I put tires on it. Overall happy and satisfied with it.
     
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    I have it on a dclb v6 and I find it is pretty harsh, but nothing I can't stand. I got it because it was in my price range as well, but honestly, I kinda wished I'd saved and got the OME lift cause I would like a slightly softer ride that doesn't jar when I go over a bump. I need to take a picture of the front and see what people say about my angles, cause I feel like my front tires kinda angle in towards the center line, but I can't tell and I don't know enough about the angles and everything to know how bad they are. I'm happy with the lift I achieved, but it does feel a bit stiff.
     
  20. Aug 1, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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    So between these two, 3" Pro Comp Lift vs. Toytec/Eibach Coils w/Billy Adj Shocks at its most setting (I'm guessing w/the extra top spacer plates), which gives the most ride height?

    I hear the 3" Pro Comp yields over 3 inches of height, with a 720# (?) rating coil.. I also have seen those running the Eibach Coil with a 620# rating (correct me if I'm wrong on either rating), their Tacoma's look huge for a 3" lift. (TW member 'Toyota Tech31' is a great example, his truck looks massive!)

    I've seen TW members using both kits (Pro Comp, Toytec Eibach w/Billy Adj's) and they both looks like they give over 3" of height. I know everyone will say the Toytec lift will be a better ride/better quality, and I respect their opinion, I'm just not too worried about ride quality, 5 years in the military i'm just to rough riding vehicles, I am interested in a higher ride height though.

    Does anyone have an idea between the different ride heights? Is the Pro Comp kit a higher ride than the Toytec/Eibach lift? Any info would be great and much appreciated!
     
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