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Procomp 6" lift install tips...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by clintonjeffries, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    clintonjeffries

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    My buddy and I are going to tear into my truck tonight, start removing "stuff" and getting it ready for a stage-1 procomp lift, which we'll spend our weekend installing. I've read a lot of threads on the install and am trying to research as much as possible before-hand.

    Any Tips or Tricks you can suggest that make the install easier? any unneccessary steps that people normally take that don't need to be done? any additional steps that aren't normally done that SHOULD be done?

    Any general or specific help/insight is much appreciated. I'm PYSCHED!
     
  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    just make sure you have a BFH on hand. And just making sure, you do have a welder right?
     
  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    haha BFH being a "extremely large hammer" right? and yeah I have a mig welder, but isn't the entire kit bolt on, aside from cutting the cross-member out? what will need to be welded?
     
  4. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    yes...an extremely large hammer. lol. And when you cut the cross member, you have to weld plates on the cut pieces to cap them. I have never installed one but i had my entire front end apart after my mishap at hollister hills.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I've got 18 friends already turning blue in the fridge :D

    I wonder if the kit comes with weld plates.. I haven't pulled everything out of the boxes yet.

    nice, I'm from Fresno originally, just a couple hours from Hollister. My brother-in-law is from Hollister so I've made many trips there, gonna have to hit the hills once I move back down to Fresno, I'm in central WA state at the moment
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Nice nice. Ya there should be plates in the box. Is this a new or used kit? If you look at the rear xmember, look at the diff mount hole, make sure it is gusseted. If it is not, get ahold of fabtech and get a new one that is gusseted.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Sounds good, its a new kit, I just haven't dug through everything yet, thats what tonight and tomorrow night after work are for, before really hitting it this weekend. thanks for the tip on the gusseting, I'll make sure to check that.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    Ok, then it should be gusseted already. That is what broke on mine.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    Also wondering, I've got wheels and tires sitting at discount tire waiting for me... Once the lift is on, can I put my stock wheels and tires back on and drive it to the shop to get my new ones put on? Or do I need to pick up the new ones with the 4.5" backspacing and put those on to drive it over to the alignment shop. I'm getting the alignment done after putting on the new wheels and tires haha FYI just in case anyone was gonna rip me a new one on that...
     
  10. Aug 20, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    If you do drive with the stockers on i want pics cause it is going to look funny as hell. lol
     
  11. Aug 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Haha true that! luckily the shop is only 3 miles away... so I'll only look like a dumb ass for less than 10 minutes :D
     
  12. Aug 20, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    i dont think itll work
     
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    fail:facepalm:
     
  15. Aug 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    HAHA! thats the gayest thing I've ever seen...

    Kinkrider why don't you think it will work? do you have to have enough backspacing for them to fit or something?
     
  16. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Do you happen to have a pic of a gussetted on.e I have a used kit that I am putting on in two weeks and If its not gusseted, I will do so before i put it on,

    How long ago did they change the design?

    Justin
     
  17. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Bump. Does anyone know FOR SURE whether or not I can throw stock rims and tires back on after the 6" procomp stage 1 is installed?
     
  18. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    That is a good question that I had. I think not because I dont think you will clear the tie rods, but I am not sure
     
  19. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    I will take a pic in a few minutes, meanwhile, here is the carnage from an ungusseted
    one.

    This:
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    Led to this:
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  20. Aug 23, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Man this is quite the install... haha I knew it was a huge project but for some reason I thought we could finish it in a weekend working on it for 12 hours both days.

    Rear suspension is complete. Front is completely torn down, crossmember has been cut out, and the two big drop brackets have been bolted up... and thats where our progress stopped last night! I'm hoping to get it done at night after work this week, maybe another 8-10 hours and we should be good.

    It's looking sweet already though with just the back done and new wheels and tires on there, I just hold my hand out and block my view of the front of the truck and its beautiful lol
     
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