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Recommendations on a good shop for a Lift

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by flynnstone, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Nov 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    flynnstone

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on a new 2013 Tacoma DCSB, TRD Sport,V6, 4x2, and am curious who you guys would all recommend to install a suspension lift here in the valley? I work like a madman and dont have the time to do it myself, but i've heard decent things about SDHQ and 4WheelParts. Just want to make sure i use a reputable shop that wont turn my new truck into a hackjob.

    I'm leaning towards the Fabtech 6" lift with coilovers, and 35x12.50's. The truck will be 90% highway, 10% offroad, and i'd like to retain the ride quality as much as possible.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    If you need some solid information check out sierra expeditions they won't steer you wrong.extremely trust worthy and quality work.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    You spent the $$ on a 2013 truck? Spend a few more. KIngs up front (TC uppers) Deaver in back with a quality shock. Ride quality wont change and your truck will be tight!
     
  4. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    give me a call Marv, 480-968-9689
     
  5. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    Your front yard is the best place to go. Learn some stuff. Lots of how to's are on this sight.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    these guys helped me out a bunch today, called today, they are having gears delivered to a shop by me tomorrow morning. couldnt have been more helpful!
    i also suggest Bytor custom truck, they are in scottsdale and they do everything technical with my truck. great guys, always walked away happy!
     
  7. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    little bit harder to install a drop bracket than a normal 3 inch lift.
    i would assume most couldnt do it. requires cutting, etc
     
  8. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    I just do stuff.:notsure:
     
  9. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Marv since you're 2WD I would steer you away from the 6" Drop bracket lift and more towards a 4" spindle and a quality leaf pack and rear shocks. If from there you still wanted to go taller we could drop in a Coilover up front to get you a couple more inches. A kit like this would not require any cutting like the ProComp would, you would have much better ground clearance off road and would ride much better than the 6" kit would. Shoot me a PM or give me a call and we can discuss some options but I am confident that we can get you in something that will perform awesome both on and offroad!
     
  10. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    ^^^ I would listen to them, they know thier stuff.


    He said that he doesn't have time to do it, not the know how...
     
  11. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    I got my Camburg spindles installed at Sierra expeditions since I live in an apartment and had no tools. They did great work.

    This is how my stance is with the Camburgs, one inch of preload and the allpro standard leaf pack.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Nov 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Stay FAR far away from 4wheelparts. Those guys could totally fuck up a wet dream!
     
  13. Nov 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    this^^ and thisVV
     
  14. Nov 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the info. Ive been researching lifts and really like the stance of a 6", and being able to run 35's. I know the fabtech/drop bracket lifts arent very popular around here, however a 4-5 inch lift with coilovers and new leaf packs sounds good. Its important it rides well on the street.

    Sierra Expeditions, i'll give you a ring tomorrow.
     
  15. Nov 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    I'd go with spindle's and some preload from coil overs to get some more lift, and a 3 inch leaf pack for sure.
     
  16. Nov 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    just so you know, you will have much better ride quality with spindles, coilovers, and a leaf pack will be much much better than a drop bracket lift
     
  17. Nov 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    This is very true.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    How much do coilovers typcally cost, and which do you guys prefer? Icon, King or Fox?
     
  19. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    and what size lift/tires is this setup?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    this is a 3" lift and 33" tires.
     
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