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Safest way to lift a 4x4 Taco

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by nighthawk87, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Dec 21, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is the safest way to lift a 4x4 without screwing up the CV and UCA angles? I'm loving my Kings but can't help to wonder what exists out there if I want to go higher than 2" (which is the highest I'd go due to angle issues any higher)
     
  2. Dec 21, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    If all you want is a lift, I believe drop-brackets have nearly straight cv angles. There not the best kind of lifts, but they do have that going for them.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    In my opinion I wouldnt lift any higher. Your Kings are not really made to go into a drop lift kit and you will end up sacrificing ride quality just to go higher in the air and create a top heavy vehicle. I always vote for wheel travel over lift height. It really depends on what you do with it though. Do you like higher speed desert stuff or slow rock crawling?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    I'm on the other end, currently running Icon's Extended at what I think is 3" (2" of exposed threads) with front diff. drop and camburg UCA's which looks AMAZING :eek: but believe I might be pushing it since my truck is 4x4.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    YES! I call that the "Roll over Special" lol. Those lifts are for people that want to look cool but really have no idea what they are doing
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Hahaha I know seriously. I'm not saying he should buy a DB, but It's definitely an option to consider for what he wants.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    jandrews

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    "Safest" way is to essentially replace the suspension except for the LCAs.

    Extended travel coilovers adjusted to 3" or less of lift, aftermarket uniball UCAs, and rear shocks/leaf packs to match is your best bet.

    Pros:

    - More travel than stock.
    - Spring rates capable of supporting armor and Other Heavy Shit.
    - More comfortable ride offroad.
    - More durable than stock suspension.

    Cons:

    - Driveline vibes fully possible.
    - VSC issues fully possible.
    - Expensive.


    That's about as safe as it gets. If you want fully safe, stay stock. There's NO lift that's fully safe.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Cr250jumper

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    You have your Kings for sale as of 12/7. You say you have a baby on the way and you need the money so you are unwilling to give a "deal" on your shocks. And then you go and open this thread 12/21 about lifting your truck? Sorry but now your sale thread is looking super shady
     
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