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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

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

    71 vote(s)
    18.3%
  3. 4.5 kit is cool but not sure its worth the money

    117 vote(s)
    30.2%
  4. 4.5 + kits are not worth the cash if not off roading

    39 vote(s)
    10.1%
  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    txduckhunter

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    Trucks got an awesome stance. I love it man!
     
  2. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Right now I'm in between this and a Icon stage 2 with Total chaos UCA's. Any input fellas. The axel wrap problem worries me but that can be fixed with a new leaf pack any one know what that would cost, the TC UCA's are around $600 and the Icon stage 2 and RCD are about the some price.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    the alcan leaf pack was 700 when i ordered mine a few months back.
    i had a set of camburg coils and i was just not happy with the way my truck sat with 2" in the back and 3 up front so i got the RCD kit and i am extremely pleased with the stance and ride. i was 3800 deep after install but i dont regret it
     
  5. Sep 11, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    2009tacomav6

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    I just added ome read leaf packs to mine. Rides real nice now.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    3 inch revtek in coil spacer, all pro bumper, smittybuilt 8000 winch, 265/75/17 BFG AT, cookie monster stuffed animal in bumper... UPDATE 10/17/12.... OME886 Coil lift with spacer. UPDATE 9/6/13..... Plasti dipped 17inch eagle alloy wheels. 285/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs, 6 bulb rigid industries LED D2 lights
    Waiting to get my back ordered dakars... Gonna try to install them before a 1400 mile road trip along with the 886 coils and shocks with LT UCAs
     
  7. Sep 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    3 inch revtek in coil spacer, all pro bumper, smittybuilt 8000 winch, 265/75/17 BFG AT, cookie monster stuffed animal in bumper... UPDATE 10/17/12.... OME886 Coil lift with spacer. UPDATE 9/6/13..... Plasti dipped 17inch eagle alloy wheels. 285/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs, 6 bulb rigid industries LED D2 lights
    Haha touché!!
     
  8. Oct 4, 2012 at 5:14 AM
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    sandjunkie

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  9. Oct 4, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    sneakin up behind you
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    nothing yet!
    does he have to wheel it? plenty of mall crawlers out there. we all use our trucks for different things.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Am I going to bash it on the rocks? Nope. I will use it get me out of tough situations that a 2wd would be digging. Snow and Sand, etc. You want to see trucks being wheeled go over to pirate:brianr:
     
  11. Nov 7, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    If a drop bracket is done right it can hang:D



    Looks good sandjunkie!
     
  12. Dec 25, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    Sub'd to read when I'm not on my Iphone.
     
  13. Dec 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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    motorsport36

    motorsport36 Morto un papa, se ne fa un'altro

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    Define done right and done wrong? What would you do and not do? I am considering the drop bracket lift from BDS 6 inch.
     
  14. Dec 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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    Done right: Coilovers (no spacers on top of stock coils), Uca's, Instead of Blocks in the rear get new springs, better shocks, Longer brake lines.


    Last I saw you were on the right track ^
     
  15. Dec 26, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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    I like my RCD (if I was ever home to drive the damn truck) I'm on the street much more than trails so drivability is what matters to me and she drives like stock with the RCD. My only gripe is the blocks in the back--they have given me no problems in 3 years (1 year of drive, 2 sitting in storage). I do plan to upgrade to leaf springs because the rear will be more stable. Other than that its been great... you use stock springs with no spacers, I also have LR UCAs though--not needed however. I think 6 inch lifts make the truck look out of proportion but the 4.5 RCD is perfect.
     
  16. Dec 26, 2012 at 3:29 AM
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    heres an older pic of my truck... before the black valance and debadge, but still one of my favorite

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  17. Dec 26, 2012 at 3:39 AM
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    If your considering the bds might want to look at the zone offroad kit. The parts are identical then you can go out and just upgraded coilovers for the front, add extended length brake lines and get you a new leaf pack. Bds actually owns zone offroad and makes the kits for zone.

    Just installed the 4" zone kit on mine and the ride is awesome. I added bilstein 5100's all around and extended brake lines and also it is a very stout kit.
     
  18. Dec 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    I plan on running BDS 6 inch with upgraded fox remote res coilovers, TC UCA's, and Alcan 6 inch leafs.
     
  19. Dec 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Good info, I'll look into it.
     
  20. Dec 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    Sounds like ur good!
     
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