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Which Lift to get?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JK4, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    JK4

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    ok i need some advice for lifting my 09 tacoma.
    Im planning on buying 34” tires to put on it and i need to know what type of lift i should get???
    it is a 2WD double cab pre runner

    I really want to lift it at least 6 inches
    I dont know whether i should get a 3” suspension lift and a 3” body lift
    OR
    If i should just get a 6” suspension lift kit
    i think the suspension lifts look better than the body lifts
    i just dont know what kind of 6” suspension lift kit to get
    My truck is 2WD and i wont be going off road too much
    the lift will mainly be for looks and tire clearance
    please post any links for 6” suspension lifts kits that will work for my truck or post any 3" suspension lifts and 3" body lifts that will work
    Which will be less expensive and which will be easier to install??


    thanks
     
  2. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    Rippin101

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    If your gonna go 6" just go suspension drop bracket... ecspecially since it's just for looks with your 2WD. It will come out to almost the same price and they are equally a bitch to install! I'd recommend just letting a shop do it all so you have no worries. :D
     
  3. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    AR_Taco

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    I DO NOT think you should a body lift, I've seen them fail in the worst way possible. Just go with the 6" suspension lift.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    TacoTycoon

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    well since you are 2WD also remember you can do a 4 inch spindle lift added with a coilover lift you can easily attain a quality six inch total lift.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    Brunes

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    +1 on at least pricing out some spindle lifts with coilovers and seeing how it compares.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    ^ true, spindles+coilovers= $$$$ but they also equal :headbang:
     
  7. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    jacob_wood

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    I'm also interested in this answer ha
     
  8. Jun 23, 2009 at 6:18 AM
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    a 6 inch suspension lift utilizes a drop bracket to hold all of the suspension components... look up fabtech and pro comp. They can get quite pricey as well.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    look at the toytech ultimat lift kit
     
  10. Jun 23, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    Once you go with that 6" drop bracket lift... you can never go back. Don't take cutting into your frame lightly sir.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    Only if he goes with spindles. If he goes with the Fabtech or Procomp lifts, there is indeed cutting.
     
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