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Rough country lifts any good??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by aidenhardcore, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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    aidenhardcore

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    Hey guys, I want a lift and not really good kownelge about them. I dont hardcore offroad but i do offroad some. I was looking at this one.
    http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota_4wd_tacoma_3.html

    I know its a spacer lift but cant seem to find a reason why it was be bad. its 3 in and seems ok to me. comes with back shocks too. i mean i see everyone saying spacer lifts are bad but why?? Seems like a easy install and looks to be good but idk. Anyone running this setup. I was going to get some toyotech lift but its alot of money and i would need ucas and there like 500 lol. Plus 600 to install lift since i have no idea how to install one. A lot of god damm money for a college student lol. Let me know what you guys think of this one.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Just saw some post about this. So i can see why these lifts are bad now.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    http://www.camburg.com/toyota/00-06-tundra/read-before-buy-spacer-lift/

    Condensed version, spacer lifts are bad because they allow the shock to bottom out before the lower control arm hits the bump stop, forcing the shock to absorb the energy. This can lead to the shock snapping and causing a lot of damage. Keep in mind, it doesn't necessarily have to be a huge hit to make this happen either. If it's within your means, I'd save up for a better lift kit.

    All that being said, a lot of people do run spacer lifts without any issues so they obviously work, you just can't overdrive your suspension.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    Alright thank you dude for the infor. I wont be getting that anytime soon.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    I have this one on my Taco, gave me the clearence I was looking for due to snow. Its not the best for Off-Roading, but I use my truck for hunting, no major flexing or bumps to deal with. I will eventually go for a better quality lift, but due to the $$ factor, the RC lift fit my needs & looks!

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