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Which is better for off roading 3" or 6" lift kit?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BJ's RedBeast, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Which is better for off roading a 3" suspension lift or a 6" suspension lift (ex. Pro Comp/Fabtech/Etc.)? I am new to lift kits in general and how lift kits will affect one's ability off roading both positively and negatively . I am looking for opinions, examples, pictures, stories, and anything else you may seem appropriate including pros and cons for both.

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  2. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Rule of thumb is to put the biggest tire under the smallest lift.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Also you have to specify what type of offroading.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    Most people will say 3", however we have some people who wheel the piss out of their 6" lifted trucks... Personally I'd rather have less lift and larger tires...
     
  5. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    Also if you could include what size of lift you have that would be great too!
     
  7. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    You will be suffient with 3" and some 33" tires. Get some sliders for armor and maybe front and rear bumpers if you have money for that.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    I have a 3" lift with 285/75/16 tires. Aftermarket uca's ( good idea with 3" of lift. Helps get factory alignment back and provides great performance). I dont have 4x4. Just a locker and I do great.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Would there be any pro's for having a 6" lift? I mean I totally see your point with having bigger tires and smaller lift to prevent rolling, but would there be.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    Higher body clearance. Allows you to fit 35" Tires.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    I am going to say 6" hands down. Just because the fact that you can fit larger tires, and you have much more up travel. Though your COG is much higher than most like, you can always use limiting straps to reduce body roll and stiffen up the suspension. Although I am sure 3" taco's out there will say they have made it were 6" Tacos could not, this I have no doubt. Being an owner of a 3" lifted Taco I myself can say the exact same thing. Then there are the many times the guy with more lift, went where I could not attempt. Its all "Apples&Oranges" Because then you get into departure/approach angles, lockers or no lockers, gears, etc..
     
  14. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    Makes sense.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    I have heard numerous times that a 6" lift doesnt even provide more ground clearance for off-roading. They said that a 3" has the same clearance.:cool: Now I'm not positive how true that is but it might be something to look into?:rolleyes: I have a 3" lift on mine with 33"s and I love it!!!:D
     
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