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PRO COMP LIFT????

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by toyotatrav, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Mar 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    toyotatrav

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    hello tacoma world, a few questions...
    to start out i have a 2009 tacoma crew cab 5' bed.. im looking for a 3"-4" lift for it. i found a pro comp lift kit that comes with es6000 struts and longer coil springs, es9000 rear shocks with add a leaf spring for about $450 bucks.
    Has any one bought and used this lift set up and if so how is the ride? we take long road trips in the tacoma so im NOT wanting a stiff ride.


    http://4wheelonline.com/Products.aspx?CategoryId=92436&ProductId=242047
     
  2. Mar 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    Have heard this lift is on the stiff side. If you want a good 4" drop bracket lift go with rcd, bds or zone. If you want a good 3" lift go with bilstein 5100's set at .85 w ebiach coils in front and a rear progresive leaf pack w rear bilstein 5100's. You will be happier in the end and get a much better ride
     
  3. Mar 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    ^^ This
    I have the same procomp lift. Not too bad, but stiff. Just put 5100's on the back, much better. Putting the front 5100 on the procomp spring to see how it rides. Depending how it rides, I wll toss them and get a set of OME's or something.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    i also looked at the 3" bilstein 5100 set up on toytec. but ill check out the 4" lift too.. i bought the truck with 305/50/20's on it.. not super excited about 20's but they look good on the truck.. ill go down to 18's one day
     
  5. Mar 1, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Go with bilstein stay away from procomp
     
  6. Mar 1, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    ok did a little homework, and so far i like the the 3" lift set up on toytech.
    let me ask another question... has anybody or heard of anybody useing a suspention lift kit like that (5100 bilstien struts w/coils, aal w/shocks) with a small 1" bolt-n-block and a spacer over the strut?
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    Highest you can go with lift on a tacoma without a drop bracket lift is 3'. Spacer lifts are pretty much frowned upon on TW. They make he ride much rougher. Which lift were you looking at? this one? http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58835&category_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72


    ...also i was proven wrong today and found out the front diff drop is not needed on newer 05+ tacomas...
     
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  8. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    i just realized what i wrote in my post, what i ment was and extra 1" block and spacer to get an extra inch of lift
     
  9. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    there were 2 different set ups i was looking at.. one had like a 800 and something # shock and one hasd a 600 something # shock.. i guess im looking for lift and a better ride. looking at 3" but aiming for 4", would like to stick with strut/coil in the front.. not wanting to get into spindles and a arm drop downs
     
  10. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    A block on the rear leaves? or up front?
     
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    What is estimated cost on this 3" set up with 5100's (not installed) just hardware?
     
  12. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    I *ACTUALLY* own the Pro Comp lift you're talking about. Its a great lift for the price. A lot of bandwagoneers will say that Pro Comp is junk but have never even ridden in a vehicle with one.

    Now, with that said, the lift is stiffer than stock, but by no means unbearable. If you're on a tight budget, feel confident with the Pro Comp, if you have some spare change laying around and can afford a bit more, go for one of the higher end lifts.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    one was for 919.99 and one was 649.99, i think i read it came with a 1 1/2 " rear block for the rear,, and aal.. so couldnt i go with a 2 1/2 block and a spacer above the strut not above the coil
     
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    thanks pvt , i already have a somewhat stiff ride and i think its cuz there is a spacer between the coil and strut mount.. it was on the truck when i bought it last january. im gonna guess its so they could fit the 305/50/20 tires and rims
     
  15. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    I've had this lift and beat on it. Rear shocks blew out within a year and then for the front the bushing for the shock that connects to the lower arm starting to fall apart. So I do have experience with this lift and the reason why I say stay away from procomp
     
  16. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    It comes with eibach coils and 5100's. And an add a leaf in the back. The blocks can be combined with the aal. But only 3inches can be put up front. The spacer up front it s 1/4 inch spacer up front if you have a double cab because of the added weight. But you can't exceed 3 inches up front.
     
  17. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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    due to the front diff drop down right..? so i belive the diff drop down is a spacer drop down right? couldnt a guy get a longer bolt and spacer? just asking questions....
     
  18. Mar 2, 2013 at 4:11 AM
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    5100's for fronts and rears about 300-320
    ebiach's 180
    3 leaf pack 180-200


    This all is easy enough to do in your driveway or garage if you have the basic tools, floor jack and jack stands
     
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