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Pro's Con's of a 3" or 6" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NiceTaco, Nov 25, 2008.

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What lift do you prefer

  1. 6 inch

    293 vote(s)
    23.6%
  2. 3 inch

    950 vote(s)
    76.4%
  1. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

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  2. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    DB vs No DB has to be one of the most controversial topics on the entire site. At some point it just doesn't fu&king matter. IMO
     
  3. Mar 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    Agreed! Its all about what each individual has for needs & wants.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    can you run 16 inch wheels with a 2nd gen 6 inch lift? or does it have to 17 or bigger
     
  5. Mar 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    I do but you must run 1.25" wheel spacers and wheels must have 4.5" back spacing. The kits say you can't do this....a few have though.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    You can run 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22s, 24s if you want! You don't new a lift to run different size wheels.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    Check yo facts.

    If you have a DB lift, they say you need 17" plus to avoid VSC issues.:D
     
  8. Mar 9, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    You have change calipers to run smaller than 17 on the new 4 runners. I'm guessing that's not the case for new tacoms :notsure:
     
  9. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    Okay here I go... I have an 2011 taco 4x4 dcsb. After reading almost every post in this thread I still cannot decide if I want to go with a 3in mid travel coil over kit or a 6 in db kit. I want to be able to run 33's if I go with the 3 inch kit but I hate the idea of having to trim shit on my truck to make them fit. And with the db kit i would run 35's. Would i still have to trim to make them fit? I hate the idea of having to cut out the cross member as well. I am almost to the point were I want to flip a coin. Can someone help me make up my mind?
     
  10. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    First I would figure out what tire you want to run and then go from there. Even if going with a 6" I think some are having to do some minor trimming running 35's. 33's IMO are a perfect size for the tacoma. There are pro's and con's to both kits. I prefer the drop bracket kits myself as they keep all your tierod, cv angles like stock and don't having to replace the uca's.
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    If you have the money for a DB wait and or save and put a nice single axle up front then run what size you want. Soooo wish I would have done this.
     
  12. May 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    this and that...
    ive been through three different lift kits since i purchased my 2013 trd off road in december:
    1) bilstein 5100 with eibach coils notched to 1.75 and toytec aal in the rear.
    2) icon extended travel 3.5 front coilovers with icon 2.5 rear shock and dakar leafs w/ overload in the rear.
    3) pro comp basic drop bracket (icon suspension pending cause it never made it in time for install)

    this is my take on the three that i have bought. the billies is a good budget option, you might be able to get away with 285s with some cutting of this and that. it basically looks like a stock height truck with anything you do.i always had people asking me if this was the stock height; kinda annoying lol. the icon setup definately sits higher than the billie setup, you definately can do 285s with very LIGHT trimming. i honestly could have gotten away without cutting it cause it just BARELY touched where i had to trim, probably due to the tread lugs on the mud terrain im using. the drop bracket lift is the head turner. people are gonna look at your sexy beast. even the lay people will know youre lifted. truck looks aggressive now. theres a big debate on wheeling with 6" truck--rest assure people do all the time. you will easily clear 285s. people go to 35s but im comfortable sticking with 33s.

    short version:
    5100- budget, stock looking, no spacers
    icon w/dakar- little bit pricey, looks good, no spacers, cv angles in question
    procomp- very pricey, (especially if you went with the icon, or other suspension to get rid of the barrel spacer in front and the procomp shock in the rear), head turner, basic=spacers, cv angles reset
     
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  13. Jun 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    If you want do real offroad, technical, rocks whatever, do not get a drop bracket. Message reeeno403 if you want first hand. He has a pro comp DB and it ripping it off for LT.
     
  14. Jun 14, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    3 for go 6 for show. Unless your rocking a solid axle upfront and 37's.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    In which case you can have it even lower than 3".


    And who runs only 37s with a sas? :D
     
  16. Jun 14, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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  17. Jul 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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    3 inches is the best balance of looks and performance form the money plus you lose ground clearance with a 6" lift
     
  18. Jul 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    Who? I'll tell ya who... Idiots... wait a fucking minute.. :cookiemonster: :D

    You do lose a bit of under diff clearance, but you still gain clearance on the frame which is pretty important. I've seen alot of rigs run 6" lifts before they SAC'd... Even some of the more hardcore peeps... Of course though the 6" is still gay. :D
     
  19. Aug 7, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    anybody ever try a one or two inch suspension lift? im looking into something like that as i would like a little extra clearance on trails but it still needs to be driveable and not eat CV's like popcorn
     
  20. Aug 13, 2013 at 1:42 AM
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    I'm at 2" now...
     
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