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Suspension help?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoIII, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    :confused: Ok guys i have a Taco that i am lifting, but now i am in a bit of a pickle on which way i want to go. Should i go 6" on 35 or a 3" with 285? i like to off road and i live around mountains. which would be the best all around choice and the most reliable choice. i want to be able to go anywhere and do anything with the least possible chance of breakage
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    there is no right answer...just get whichever one you like better.
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    AND how deep your pockets are.
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    exactly its more of a money issue, with a 6" lift your ground clearance is still going to be the same a 3" lift, your just going to have bigger tires.
     
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    just a couple comfort items.
    If you go 35s throw in the cost of re gearing, especially since you live in the mountains.
     
  6. May 6, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    Hmmm. well i already have a procomp 6" lift just waiting to be put on. so if stick with my 6" it will be as reliable as a truck with a 3" and the stock suspension? of course after i get it regeared
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Correct....for the most part. The difference in 33-35" tires is about 1-2" depending on what tire you go with and how 'true' they measure.

    Additionally, the increased tire size will mean:
    -increase vehicle wt
    -decreased gas milage
    -need for regearing of diffs
    -increased cost for the actual tires
    -wheels may also have increased cost (there aren't too many thin profiled tires in the 35" flavor
    -alignment problems/inconvienences (many shops have limit on what tire size they are able to do. Example - the shop down the street from me can only align tires up to 33's. So I need to go across town to get down when needed.)
    -lastly, the need for a larger, more expensive, lift kit.

    I can see if your Yota was going to be trail dedicated...otherwise KISS.
    I hope this helps. :cheers:
     
  8. May 6, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    da fuck :confused:

    Guess you answered your own question. Too bad it's the wrong answer.
     
  9. May 6, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    thanks man yeah it helps. i hate having to run 18" wheels with my lift i wanted to stick with 16'' it was one of those ADDED COST of going with the 6" but i have it so mite as well use it :)
     
  10. May 6, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    your qr code is not working for me it says there was a problem, i wonder if its just because neo reader is f'n up
     
  11. May 6, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    also it looks like there is enough clearance in that pic for a truck thats 3 inches lower to clear.
     
  12. May 6, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    Krookz - My 3" will clear the same shit as your 6"...but its a Wrangler.:D


    By the original posters statements:
    "i like to off road and i live around mountains. which would be the best all around choice and the most reliable choice. i want to be able to go anywhere and do anything with the least possible chance of breakage".........I don't think that his Yota will be a trail only or even a mostly trail rig. If it were he likely wouldnt even be asking the question.
     
  13. May 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    thats where it said it was taking me, then it redirected to an error page, stupid neoreader
     
  14. May 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    its a flash site?
     
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