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should i go higher?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ToyTaco, Aug 15, 2011.

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Should I do higher than a 3"

Poll closed Sep 14, 2011.
  1. No, Stay with the 3" Lift

    154 vote(s)
    74.8%
  2. Yes, Go with the 6" Lift!

    52 vote(s)
    25.2%
  1. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    ToyTaco

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    Okay i have been thinking about putting a higher lift on the taco for some time now. I already have a 3" lift that has been on there for a little over a year now. I have heard going higher than a 3" is a pain and a lot of work is involved unlike doing the 3". I have a mechanic that is very capable in doing it, thats all he does at toyota is lifts on the FJs, tacomas and tundras.
    Im kinda undecided right now and just need opinions from others. Provided a more recent of the taco below
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  2. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Im not a fan of brop bracket lifts but if you want to do it then go ahead.

    you dont really gain any ground clearance from a 6" lift, they are mostly for looks.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    Anything over 3" on a Tacoma just doesn't look right, imo.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    07TaCo07

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    If u have someone to do it I would got bigger. I love the way mine looks with the 6" lift
     
  5. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    04taco2wd

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    Its really up to you. There are some that will say they hate 6inch lifts, and some people love them. I think 6icnh kits look badass, especially with 34s or 35s. But you are gona loose power, especially on the highway, if you dont regear. Just be aware of that. Good luck with your decision!!:thumbsup:
     
  6. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    6spdtaco

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    Tom Woods driveshaft. TRD short throw shift kit. TRD exhaust. AFE Stage II intake. CBI Bumpers front and rear. Warn 8000i winch/ synthetic line. OME 3" lift w/ dakar springs and 886 coils. ATO Front skid. ARE MX cap. Trail Team FJ wheels. Cooper Discoverer ST 265/75-16 C tires. Diff breather relocation mod.
    are you planning on running bigger tires with the 6 inch lift? If so, you will probably want to re-gear. Just something to factor into your decision. Re-gearing is about the same price as a good 3" lift. $1500-2000.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    ToyTaco

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    well i was thinking on re-gearing just for the fact that I will be towing sooner or later with the truck. If i did a bigger lift, i might go slightly bigger with the tires nothing outrageous.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    04taco2wd

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  9. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Pugga

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    If you're going to go taller, go long travel :D

    Otherwise, I'd stick with the 3". You could always upgrade the 3" lift for better ride quality if you're set on sinking some money into your suspension. Looks like you've got a decent lift kit on there now though. Maybe a supercharger is in your future, just think of the money you'll save by not having to regear... :stirthepot:
     
  10. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Your truck looks awesome! I have had some high lifted toys in the past.
    If you drive your truck alot, like everyday, or are towing over 2000lbs, I would stick with the lift you have. A heavy trailer (without trailer brakes) behind a 6" lifted Tacoma and fast braking can make you pucker up real quick like! Oh just do it! No bumper height laws in Delaware. Sky's the limit!
     
  11. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    TonkaToyTaco

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    your truck looks great as is bro. I wouldnt go higher it can cause more problems.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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  13. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    6" lift is the mall crawler look my .02¢
     
  14. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    can u post pic of front of truck?
     
  15. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    There is a guy around me that did a 6 inch lift installed for $1500 which is a bit high. He put 35's on it and should have had it regeared by now. It definitely looks good, I dont know how beneficial offroad. His is def mall crawler status though............ really clean. It really looks good and I bet you could pull it off with your truck. Its all up to you. If you go 6 inches though you should get 35's I think.
     
  16. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    leave it as is. put the $ in to different areas of the truck.
     
  17. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    What would you add for the money??? That s alot of money ........ how about a supercharger??
     
  18. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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  19. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Absolutely .. SC'ing = :drool:

    Upgrade the speakers/radio, stainless brake lines, exhaust, interior work, or, if she is in to the car show scene, some polished or powdercoated bits for aestetics.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    True....... the show them seems right..
     
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