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Rough Country 3 inch Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Taco R/C, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    Taco R/C

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    Has any one out there ever installed or had any experience with the 05 thru 09 tacoma 3" rough country lift. I think its said it was a coil extender or something.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    I have that lift.

    What do you need to know about it?
     
  3. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    how does it perform and does it stiffen the ride alot
     
  4. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    also what size rim and tire size you running
     
  5. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    Its ok. I has a good hight. The rear is your standard lift to its fine. But the Front is real stiff. You will feel a lot of bumps on the road. Also i've seen pictures of guys snaping their stock trd shocks in half because the top mount spacers put alot of stress on the bottom of the shock. If you aren't planing on doing any hard off roading or jumping your truck you should be fine. I've done some light off roading and nothing happened. But I'm getting rid of the front stuff when i have enough cash for Fox 2.0. For the price of the lift i like it. and the instal is real easy and you don't need a coil compressor. I like the rear shocks it came with. Your truck won't bottom out as easy because they are stiffer and a lot wider then the stock ones.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    thanx. im waiting on mine to got to the house. planning on running 275/65R18 tires. hoping it wont scrub to much
     
  7. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    I have a 17" Moto Metal Rim with 4.5 backspacing and i'm running a 285/75/17 tire. Its a 33" tall tire. You will have to do some triming in your front inner wheel well so they don't rub. I have Nitto Dune Grapplers that are made for sand and dirt. I bet if you got a MT tire you would have to trim more then i did. If you look at my pics you can see the hight its at and rim/tire i'm running.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    im thinking of runnin 275/65R18 cooper discoverer stt. i think the specs on them are around 32.3 . maybe they wont do to much rubbing. but my rims have 18mm offset. thats what worries me.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    Yeah, I'm the wrong person to be asking about Wheel offset. I don't know much about that stuff.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    okay. well thanx for the info on the lift. at least im not the only one going to be running that lift. it doesnt seem very popular.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    You're Welcome. And Yeah I got it before I was a part of this site. A lot of people on here like running the same thing because they will know it runs well and won't have any issues because their buddies have the same thing. All in all I'm happy with the lift.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    is your wheel a +18 offset or negative offset?
     
  13. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    I have it as well, front coil spacer 3", rear .25" aal, levels out pretty nicely, sets the front a tad bit higher than the back, but barely noticeable.

    Rough as hell, speed bumps suck. Otherwise it does the job. Just keeping it cheap so I can get the 6" later.

    I run 285/70/17s, 33" OD, had to trim most of the inner fender liner up front, only thing that rubs is the cab mount at half lock bumps. Rarely though. My wheels are 17x8 with 4.5 BS
     
  14. Jul 14, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    i dont know if its a +18 or negative. the box just says 18mm offset. they are 18x9
     
  15. Jul 14, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Oh shit you might have some trouble with a 18mm offset. You should go with either a negative offset all the way to a 0mm offset is fine. Hopefully you can get it done though.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    yea hopefully. they are sitting in the living room waiting on a lift and tires
     
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