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RCD Lift Pics an Review

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kdawwwg, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    Kdawwwg

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    Very stout kit,Heavy duty spindles, 1/4 inch thick drop brackets,nice polished stainless steel lateral struts
    i was able to easily remount front skid plate
    the ride is wayyyy better then the 3 inch spacer lift i had, an i would have to say it rides better then stock,RCD did a great job on these shocks
    now the 4 in block in back works, no Axel wrap,or vibes,but not the best way to go,I'm looking into a 6 in spring for the back
    this kit can easily be made into a 6+ kit , i add 5/8 spacer [little over 1 inch of lift ]on driver, an a 3/8 spacer on passenger [about 5/8 lift][taco lean]
    i went from siting at 38 1/2 inches with 3inch kit, to 42 1/2 inches with the modded rcd kit, now i don't under stand how i gained 4inches when i only lifted around 2 inches more over, my 3inch kit:?[ same tires] ,but all take it :D
    pic 1 shows the add spacer
    pic 2 ground clearance under drop bracket
    pic 3 drop bracket cut, chrome lateral struts

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  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Looks awesome! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Badass! Definitely the route I will go when I finally get the money to fix my broken ass suspension.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    looks good man!
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    The reason is that you need to get your alignment done again. Your tires went from: |---| to \---/ so the tilt of the tire riding on it's outer edge is what is giving you the added lift.;)

    Been there done that!LOL!
    Good Luck!
     
  6. Oct 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    bet you're right.

    If the truck drives forward the front lifts, so drive straight back for 20 feet and re-measure....:cool:
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Awesome!! Mine goes under the knife a week from Monday for the same kit. What size tire are you running?
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    must be the pic view,cause it was realigned in front of me an it is at 0 toe ,0 camber, 2.6 caster on driver,2.8 caster on passenger.
    new pics in gallery you will see there is no \---/ only |---| :)
    added new pic just for toku :D dead level

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  9. Oct 17, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    285/70/17 duratracks ,best tire out there[imho]
     
  10. Oct 17, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    icon coilover, total chaos UCA, allpr expo, icon 2.0 rear,wet okole
    that looks awesome man!
     
  11. Oct 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    Welcome to the club!

    on a side note: double check you steering knuckle and tie rod end rubber boot ensure they are not rubbing
     
  12. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    even with the bigger rim 17/8.5 wit 4.75 backspacing, Ive got a 1/2 inch clear, not rubbing anywhere, an did some hard 4x4ing last night,with 7 people an about 200lbs of paragliding gear, ran that suspension through the gauntlet
     
  13. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    ^the steering knuckle has a sharp little lip on it (on the spindle) the tie rod end has a rubber boot, if you spindle was like mine and sharp then it will cut thru the rubber boot on you tie rod end....

    look where you tie rods connect to the spindle

    nothing to do with wheels.

    My spindle might have been a defect from RCD or the tie rod was a defect from toyota who knows, but the little rubber boot rubs on the steering knuckle which just so happened to be sharp and cut that boot right open

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    I have since fixed this but I had to get new tie rod ends and had to grind down the sharp part on the knuckle
     
  14. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    i will reinspect, i do see that lip, i will call rcd an let them know, an pop my tie rod an grind that spot before i cut a boot,thanks
     
  15. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    looks awesome u have a pic of front cv angles?
     
  16. Oct 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Yes, in my gallery,very minimal angle :)
     
  17. Oct 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    yea i just saw them. looks awesome i like it a lot nice job.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    you have a great lift and tire combo. probably the best you can buy.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    great choice man. you'll love it!
     
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