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Switching from a 6 inch to 3 inch lift...HELP!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by JBS TACOMA, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Aug 20, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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    JBS TACOMA

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    Hey everyone,

    I have a 2005 toyota tacoma 4x4 and absolutely love it! I bought it back during my senior year of high school, and I still have it now as a senior at UC Berkeley. I don't plan on ever selling it.

    When I bought the truck, it came with a pro-comp 6 inch lift, which was cool and is a quality lift that has not given me any trouble, but I have lately wanted to go from a 6 inch 35 inch set up, to a 3 inch coil-over lift/ 33 tire set up. The problem is, I'm not sure what steps I need to take or what parts I will need. I do not have the original cross member or anything, just the truck as it sits. If you guys could help me out, i would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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  2. Aug 20, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    You will need to have a guy rebuild your cross member. I would also find all your stock Bracing for your front diff. I would talk to nofords to see what complication he ran into.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    As far as lift kit

    I would look into a icon ext travel, Fox or kings for the front.

    I would also look into camburg,icon or Total chaos Upper control arms

    I would check DOwnsouthmotersports.com or SDHQ.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    I was just about suggest this. His username is nofords08. He did this a little ways back.

    His build thread
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/119019-nofords08-build-page.html
     
  5. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    FYI he had SDHQ rebuild his cross member.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Jon850FL

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    were you a member before? ive seen that picture somewhere.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2013 at 6:14 AM
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    I'd attempt to find a set of Pro Comp lift instructions, then just back your way out of them.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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    Hey man sorry I'll reply to your PM when I get off work. I've been at work since yesterday pretty much lol
     
  9. Aug 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    JBS TACOMA

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    Yes I was, but I don't know what happened to my account, I think I might have deleted it.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    JBS TACOMA

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    Alright thanks man, I really appreciate it.
     
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