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RCD 4.5 vs 3" other lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2009tacomav6, Mar 11, 2009.

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Is the 4.5 RCD worth the high cost ($2100) vs a 3" ($400)

  1. 3 inches is perfect for the look and upsizing

    159 vote(s)
    41.3%
  2. 3 inches is a better value than a 4.5

    70 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. 4.5 kit is cool but not sure its worth the money

    117 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. 4.5 + kits are not worth the cash if not off roading

    39 vote(s)
    10.1%
  1. Dec 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    BORNWILDGUY

    BORNWILDGUY Well-Known Member

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    I personally think its better but others will tell you otherwise. The rcd kit should come with everything you need. I believe they come with relocation brackets for the brake lines but you can always install extended length ss ones from all pro. You don't need uca's with the a drop bracket kit but if you want you can always install it if you want. If you are leaning towards the rcd or another drop bracket kit if you can I would return the uca's.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    MWall

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    Thanks for the info, giving me something to think about.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    AbominableSnowman

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    MWall did you decide on your lift yet? I just purchased a 2011 TRD OR that came with 16" wheels. I have been thinking about the RCD myself so I called RCD ask about fitting with the 16" wheels. RCD said that as long as the wheels fit stock and have no more than 4.5" BS they will work with the lift.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    fj40taz

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    sub'd for future reference..

    really looking at the rcd lift... but may consider the zone offroad 4" kit..
     
  5. Jun 19, 2014 at 5:04 PM
    #185
    freedomriding

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    I agree. Most 3" kits ride like hell, especially the spacer ones. I've had OME, Toytec Ultimate, Revtek, etc.. The OME has the best ride for a non DB (drop bracket) kit but they all force the upper and lower control arms creating a stiff ride and wearing down components. I had to replace both front wheel bearings before reaching 50k miles because of the CV angles on the 3" kits. Even after switching to the Fabtech 6" Dirtlogic kit, I think the RCD is the way to go and will be installing on my 2012 DCLB 4x4
     
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