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RCD 6 inch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thatcarolinaboy, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    its only a 4.5 inch lift its better to just go 6inch if your going to do a drop bracket lift do pro comp or fabtech youll be happy
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    only 33s though.
     
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    oh im not considering it....more of an fyi.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    yep some people like it i think its a waste
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    why is this a waste?
    i thought that six in. lifts were hard on our trucks?

    is there something i dont know about?
    i am asking because i have never seen this before
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    its not any harder than a 3inch lift its just the size of the tires that put a stress on the truck i have beat the hell out of my truck on the beach and rocks never had a problem the cv angles are better than a 3inch lift
     
  8. Jan 2, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    i think the rcd will be my next lift
     
  9. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    so your going to save up like 1500 and only get 4.5 inches of lift when you could get 6inches for the same price :p
     
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    I have been thinking about each lift. I cant decide what I want to do, 3", 4", 6", and the thing I dont like about the RCD is how low it still sits. I think it is the sway bars, not sure, but under the front doors it sits pretty low, I feel I would smash those. I am thinking about going with Fabtech too
     
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    good point. and just throwing it out there..last time i looked up the rcd kit it was like 2100. couple hundred more and you get either procomp or fabtech with coilovers.
     
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    ya im still trying to decide but i dont think 3'' is high enough so im going up for sure as soon as the snow is gone
     
  13. Jan 3, 2010 at 12:51 AM
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    The ground clearance will be the same with either 4" or 6" lifts because the drop bracket doesnt give you the lift....the bigger tyres in this case do.



    They may look good but for offroading is it worth the increase centre of gravity?

    Each to their own but let me explain it this way......

    Considering factory tyre diameter on a Tacoma is 30.5" according to 245/75x16 on the Toyota.com website.


    3" coilover lift and 33's will give you - 3" with the suspension and 1.25" from tyres for a total of 4.25" extra clearance than stock.

    4.5" RCD kit and 33" tyres gives you - zero lift from suspension kit and 1.25" of lift from the tyres only.

    6" drop bracket lift and 33" tyres gives you zero lift from the suspension kit and the same 1.25" of lift from the tyres

    The only place the drop bracket lifts are better is ramp over angle and approach and departure angle...the latter depends of course on what barwork you have fitted.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    i run 35's
     
  15. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    I am a pussy when going over rocks and stuff, if I dont think I can make it, I will go around. Where I want the ground clearance is when I go over, say a waterbar. We have a lot of them wherever we wheel up here and I have not been able to get by some because of the 3" lift. So if you are going to keep the same ground clearance with each kit, IMO why wouldnt you just get the extra 2" of lift to help clear the frame. (I hope that makes sense)
     
  16. Jan 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    well people since my thread sucked here it goes

    So i contacted Down south motorsports (I highly recommend buying everything from them) and i am ordering my 4 inch RCD lift on monday WOOOT! while i was talking to them i did ask some questions about getting 6 inches out of the lift using 6 inch coilovers, and they told me

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    I just spoke to RCD last week about running the KING coil-overs with their kit. As you'd expect, they didn't recommend it, but they did
    say that the angles with their kit are so flat, that you should be
    ok. We have had KING build us some to the RCD shock specs and were
    able to get the front up about 1.5" higher than the Bilsetins in the
    kit, and it still rode plush.
    so eventually when i have the cash i will upgrade to some icon/king/pro-crap 6 inch coil-overs and stuff some 35s with better ground clearance then any of the other drop bracket lifts.

    This is my question when i was ordering i asked them if they could give me a smaller block then the 4 inch one provided along with the AAL, what i want to know is how much lift i want in the rear to fix the rake. I know on Peejays truck its lifted 4 inches front and rear and the rake is still there so i am thinking to fix my rake i need a 23/4 to 3 inches in the rear but idk.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    but if you run 6 inch coil-overs on the RCD lift with 35s in theory you could have 5.25 extra inches of clearance.
     
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    have you seen it done ?
     
  19. Jan 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    downsouth motorsports contacted RCD and they said it can be done and they told me
    but no i have never seen it done my self
     
  20. Jan 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    ill let you try then sounds like a lot of money just to save a few inches if your right about it
     
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