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Rookie lift and tire size/performance question.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tensecondchevelle, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 3, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    tensecondchevelle

    tensecondchevelle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Recently I was talking to my fathers friend, who works at a local tire shop, about lifting my truck. He told me if I get a 6" lift it will ruin my suspension and it will be a money pit with me constantly fixing the suspension. He also told me if I put 35's or 33's on my truck it will accelerate slow or "dog down," because its a 6 cylinder.

    I bought my Tacoma almost a year ago, and have been saving like crazy to lift it, put a custom bumper on it equipped with a light bar.

    So my questions are: How bad would a 6" lift mess up the suspension (I plan on keeping the truck for a minimum of 5 years), or is a smaller lift size recommended?
    Will bigger tires make acceleration that much slower that it won’t be fun to drive anymore?

    I have a 2006 Doublecab.


    PS: I'm on this forum all day, but rarely ever post things. I just read and admire pictures haha.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    6" lifts are drop bracket style lifts, which do not change any of the suspension geometry from stock. They basically just move the crossmember down, is one way to think of it. They gain no ground clearance from stock and are typically regarded on here as being mostly for looks.


    Check out this current thread on regearing with 33s or 35's.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/256184-rookie-33-35-tire-question.html
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    dlooney

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    A 3 inch suspension lift is more highly recommended around here, because it gives you some more ground clearance and the ability to fit some bigger tires. With 33s you shouldn't really have to regear but it depends on the tire as well. I'm pretty sure with 35s regearing is recommended.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    MarkM

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    6" looks like shit get a 3" lift kit from ToyTeclifts.com plenty different price ranges to choose from. Comes with directions to install. And I have 33s and my truck is still quick might use a little more gas but it looks like a truck now and has off road capabilities.
     
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