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Procomp leveling lift???

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by RJwildcat, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Sep 16, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    RJwildcat

    RJwildcat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, I need some advice again please.

    I am scheduled for a 3/1 procomp lift tomorrow on my new 18 4x4 Sport.
    I am looking to get the kit below for a new 2018 Tacoma but I was told that they would have to drop the differential. What does this mean? Is this a big modification to the suspension? Any safety issues with this?

    https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/pro-c...-65205k/_/R-DFCW-65205K?null&_requestid=59137


    I was also debating on doing the 3/1 vs. the popular bilstein 5100s/ 888 coils that everyone seems to be talking about.

    The suspension shop also told me that I was better off with the 3/1 lift as that wouldn't void the manufacturer warranty where the shock replacement would. Does this sound correct?

    Not looking to do any offroading or anything but being done mostly for looks. My 16 had a inch spacer in the front and gave me pretty much what I was looking for then. Now, I was looking for a slightly larger lift. Should I go forward with the 3/1 procomp or is the bilstein a better option? Will the truck look leveled out with the level-lift? I am not really wanting the front to look higher than the back or vice versa. Just want the truck to look higher and leveled. I'm really going crazy here!

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    its a spacer kit for the front diff that lowers it to keep the cv shaft angles closer to stock

    I plan to go with the 5100’s
    Stock springs for now with
    5160’s and a 1” block
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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    I typically don’t recommend procomp for a lift, let alone spacers. Seeing as how it’s not for off-road use, it’s up to you what you do want out of it.

    A spacer lift will be a harder ride, some people like it, some people don’t. I skipped a spacer and went with bilsteins with my truck first.

    You don’t need a diff drop for our trucks. They only include it cause they can advertise the package as more ‘parts’ and get more $ in parts and labor. (I worked at 4WP part time in college)

    I would go bilsteins with a longer cool to achieve lift, rather than compressing and changing the spring rate of the stock coils with a top plate spacer. The OME coils have more coil turns for ride quality. A spacer like the linked procomp will prematurely wear out your stock components. You could even just buy 5100s and use the stock spring as it has height adjustments on the shock.

    Addiionally, if you lift the rear, as the package does, is recommend longer rear shocks, in the even you do flex the rear on something. The stock shocks are the correct length of the stock travel, if you lift the rear, you’re essentially lowering the axle away from the frame and taking away down travel. You run the risk of overextending the stock shocks.

    Maybe run 5100s and ext bilsteins in the rear. It should be priced well and give you a better ride.
     
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  4. Sep 16, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    Thanks for the input, greatly appreciate it. I think I am better off holding on the procomp until I save up for the 5100s.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    As others have pointed out in response to similar questions, you have some protection under the Magnuson-Moss act (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson–Moss_Warranty_Act) regarding replacement parts. The parts may not void your warranty, however it seems that dealers will quickly point to aftermarket modifications of any sort as the cause of a problem.

    While it's fine for aesthetics, most here are likely to suggest avoid this kind of lift if you intend to go off-roading. While most costly replacing the suspension components with those designed for off-road use is generally going to work better for that purpose in the long run.

    Lastly, most suggest *not* dropping the diff, however if you do lift the rear there are carrier bearing shims that are suggested to keep the driveshaft angles correct and avoid shudders.

    At some point someone usually suggests reaching out to Marie at Headstrong Offroad for guidance. While I've not spoken to her myself, there seems to be many satisfied customers after speaking to her so that might be worthwhile. Alternatively hook up with others local to you and see what they are running. There's a LOT of good info in TW if you spend some time searching around meeting people.
     
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