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Well after lookin around and savin money im ready to go the 6" lift with a 33ish tire ( 285 75 16's )
My needs I have laid out for myself are high ground clearance, nice stuff and drop ability in the suspension, not wanting to have to regear, not wanting any rubbing.
So ive narrowed it down to 2 lifts the procomp or the fabtech ( any other manufac. recommendations welcome )
Is one better than the other in your opinion?
I think ( maybe wrong ) but the majority of the 6" lifts are 6" when maxed out and there for able to be 'cranked down' to say a 5" for better ride quality?
I know some of you have the 6" with 33's and some of you hate the 6" lifts.
but keep the flame on low as I have sensitive skin :p
Im goin for the 16" black steel wheels and would like some opinion on what backspacing ( im guessing 4.25 ) to keep the tires 'tucked in ' as much as possible to keep the rocks outta my teeth. Im thinkin with the 6" and 33's this should be easy to do.

Thanks guys :)
 

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its such a hard topic! I have always been told fabtech is CRAP. Then you see the guys/girls on the site who are wheelin the fabtech lift with some spacers and AAL's on top of that who love it. They wheel the hell out of their stuff and the fabtech does great things for them.

I have no expierence with the PC lift.

If i had to say between the 2, i would go with the fabtech. Even better, i would wait for tuff country to come out with a 5" or 6" lift (i just looked at their site, and they dont have one for your bodystyle). Email them and see if/when they will have a bigger lift out. I see now, they only have a 3" for your truck.

you never mentioned what kinda wheelin you will be doin...?

hope i could help
 

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IIRC you have to use a 17 inch wheel with either lift or space the crap out of the 16's. Just a thought
 

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phoenix said:
Well after lookin around and savin money im ready to go the 6" lift with a 33ish tire ( 285 75 16's )
My needs I have laid out for myself are high ground clearance, nice stuff and drop ability in the suspension, not wanting to have to regear, not wanting any rubbing.
So ive narrowed it down to 2 lifts the procomp or the fabtech ( any other manufac. recommendations welcome )
Is one better than the other in your opinion?
I think ( maybe wrong ) but the majority of the 6" lifts are 6" when maxed out and there for able to be 'cranked down' to say a 5" for better ride quality?
I know some of you have the 6" with 33's and some of you hate the 6" lifts.
but keep the flame on low as I have sensitive skin :p
Im goin for the 16" black steel wheels and would like some opinion on what backspacing ( im guessing 4.25 ) to keep the tires 'tucked in ' as much as possible to keep the rocks outta my teeth. Im thinkin with the 6" and 33's this should be easy to do.

Thanks guys :)
i have the procomp lift on my truck with 35' atz's. it rides okay but as of right now im saving up for the coilovers and full pack leafs. you cant run a 16' wheel on the lift because of the enlarged steering knuckles.
 

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IMO, your best bet if you want ground clearance and good ride/handling on a budget, would be the OME kit with a 2.0 BL. There are a lot of opinions regarding BL's good and bad, but the general consensus is that the 6 inch kits for this truck don't work well. I have no experience with the 6 inch kit in this truck, so I won't offer an opinion. I have run both PC and Fabtech in other trucks and have had good luck and issues with both kits regarding alignment and interference problems. There is no free ride with this stuff. Beware of DS vibe issues also.
 

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GreenTaco4x4 said:
Your not going to have high ground clearence with a drop bracket lift.
Ya will between the body and the ground :mad: that is what im goin for.

Toymachine said:
6" lifts are crap... search this has been covered
Do you have a 6" lift or experience .... :confused:

Thanks for the other posts guys, this got moved from late model so I guess I should add its an 07' Taco TRD.
I thought I had seen some 05 and up with 6" lift with 16" wheels with out alot of shoehorning.
Thanks for your input, its mostly for muskeg and marshy muddy areas I frequent than have alot of logs and such when fishin and hunting, hence the clearance request.
 

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What greentaco was saying, is that the drop bracket loses you ground clearance in the center of the frame, between the front tires. It also VOIDS your factory warranty because you have to cut the center of the stock x-member out to install the kit. Good luck.
 

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if your going to spend the money to lift your truck that high do it the right way. solid axle. your going to kill your center of gravity, and the off road capabilities will not increase that much. yes you will get increased ground clearance, but at what cost? if your looking to make your truck an off road machine, just install a solid axle now and dont wait until you have wheeled on your drop bracket to learn that.
 

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be honest here....what is your budget?
 

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im lookin to spend 2500.00 cdn incl tires and cheap steelies.... Im I foolin myself.

Oh god now im thinkin you maybe right... When I was in the jeep scene for the past 15 years I thought the drop kits were crap. Now this is my first IFS 4x4, ive always had solids axles. Now im rethinkin the whole thing ... coilover or a SAC.
how much am I lookin at for a SAC?
 

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man i just got the 6" put on my tacoma with 35s and the amount of pussy this truck is going to bring me is rediculous.. you guys have fun in the mud.. ill be driving down the street getting head from my anorexic porn star of a girlfriend... w3rd.
 

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SilverSeven said:
man i just got the 6" put on my tacoma with 35s and the amount of pussy this truck is going to bring me is rediculous.. you guys have fun in the mud.. ill be driving down the street getting head from my anorexic porn star of a girlfriend... w3rd.
Oh we can all dream...can't we. You'll be dating Palm-ela Hand-erson in your bathroom at home, while the rest of us are really getting laid. :jack:
 

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SilverSeven said:
man i just got the 6" put on my tacoma with 35s and the amount of pussy this truck is going to bring me is rediculous.. you guys have fun in the mud.. ill be driving down the street getting head from my anorexic porn star of a girlfriend... w3rd.

your one screwed up mother fawker...didnt we all refer you to CT?
 

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--TOP SECRET TRANSMISSION-- [ I can dig the mud, im just fuxin with ya!.. But the 6" lift IS bad ass for those of us who are not super duper off roader man.]
--END TOP SECRET TRANSMISSION--

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phoenix said:
Thanks for your input, its mostly for muskeg and marshy muddy areas I frequent than have alot of logs and such when fishin and hunting, hence the clearance request.
the body may have a ton of ground clearance but your front diff will be at least stock height or lower and you will drive it right into those logs and rocks under that mud or get hung up on it.
 

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purity said:
the body may have a ton of ground clearance but your front diff will be at least stock height or lower and you will drive it right into those logs and rocks under that mud or get hung up on it.
Leave him alone! He's building the next hardcore rockcrawler! :rolleyes:
 
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