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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. May 15, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    sure it will work... your cvs will be at an angle similar to a standard 3" lift.


    Procomp and fabtech brackets are too big... they drop the diff too far.. You could run 6" COs with a 3" drop bracket. Then you would be sitting at the angles similar to a standard 3" lift.

    4.5" bracket would be no problem at all.. Just $$$
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    yea I wonder how much money the procomp 6" coilovers alone are? and you would have a set of useless 4.5" 5100's lying around, Or how bad ass would it be to be able to just buy the drop brackets, spindles etc. from RCD and piece this together
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    i tried that.. they wont sell just the brackets..

    dont know why, seems to me money is money this day and age

    I dont see why you couldnt sell the extended billy's though, there are people with 3" + body lift that could benefit from them.
     
  4. May 15, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    I guess I dont see how you can use the 4.5" bills with no drop brackets or front drive line modifications.
     
  5. May 15, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    You cant....I think jordan is drunk...
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    with a body lift I think you could??

    no??

    wish i was drunk; stupid work :/

    edit: oh wait your right, the perches are on the frame..

    i guess you would be stuck with some 4.5" billys
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    lmao!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. May 15, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    the guy at RCD said that they only sell as a kit, but if you have the kit, they will sell replacement brackets. so if you want to try, we split the cost of the kit and then get some replacement brackets
     
  9. May 15, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    yeah yeah yeah... lol it up big guy :rolleyes:
     
  10. May 15, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Sorry.....:(
     
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    tempting
     
  12. May 15, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    haha dude, dont be sad! I JOKE I JOKE
     
  13. May 15, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    tell you what, you get the kit, then i will pay for the replacement brackets and be the guinnea pig
     
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    dang..... the lift I have now is only 2 months old. Sounds all good in theory until i look at the financials. it is going to be an expensive summer anyhow, new tires and hopefully new bumpers front/rear and winch. I'm not absolutely convinced on DB lifts anyhow, its alot easier to get skids on without
     
  16. May 15, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    this is true, i had to make a skid and it was a BITCH and a half
     
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  19. Jun 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    It holds up good. Very smooth ride on and off road. Right amount of lift.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    The All Pro kit is a good kit. I saw ALL Pro's Tacoma's out at TDS this year. Its expensive but functional. If your not going to be bombing out in the desert alot, if your just bouncing around town and occasionally going off road. You have to ask your self, do you want to spend the money for it. Like i said though. The all pro kit is a good kit, Long travel, but if your only mall running.. ya know.
     
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