3 inch lift

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by kengotti5, Sep 16, 2018 at 8:03 AM.

  1. kengotti5

    kengotti5 Member

    I’m going to buy this 3 inch lift with rough country it comes with spacers too...
     
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  3. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    Get the uniball UCAs if you can.
     
  4. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Why?
     
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  5. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I put a RC 2.5 inch lift on a Jeep wrangler years ago. It was horrible.. It rode like shit. Save money and get a better lift
     
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  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Rough country - you can travel the whole country and not find a rougher lift.
     
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  7. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    Hahaha. Good one
     
  8. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    I ran a RC 4" lift with uniball UCAs, the lift road so terrible I took it all off and went back to stock. But the uniball UCAs are good for the preload of the suspension if you do. I kept those.
    I strongly recommend that you don't run a spacer lift, but if you do, I strongly recommend that you get the uniball UCAs.
     
  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Don't do Junk Country.
     
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I thought you promoted Rough Country? Lol
     
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  11. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Lmao your poking the bear
     
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Friends don’t let friends do Junk Country.
     
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    kengotti5

    kengotti5 Member

    Haha okay guys just asking I don’t anything about these things and I wanted to lift it because I’m going on a off road trip soon
     
  14. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, nothing wrong with reaching out to learn more. That said, if you're going OffRoading, I absolutely 100% without a doubt DO NOT recommend putting a spacer lift on. Even if something doesn't break, you'll HATE the lack of travel. This is coming from someone that rode a RC 4" spacer lift OffRoad. Dunno what hurt more; the pain I felt for my trucks suspension at every bump, or my teeth chattering at every bump. I went back to stock the next weekend.
     
  15. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

  16. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    Hey man that's not really helpful, there are spacer lifts there as well.

    What I think Crawdad is trying to say is that it's a much better idea to save a bit more money and lift it with entry-level suspension parts such as Bilstein 5100s, OME coils, and an AAL. You can find them relatively cheap online in places such as Bilsteinlifts.com or headstrongoffroad.com.
     
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  17. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    It will do just fine as is. Your ground clearance isn't going to increase because of the lift. Larger tires will increase it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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  18. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Yeah, guess I should have clarified but thought I was clear since spacers had already been shot down. But yes, you smelled what I was stepping in. There are perfectly good suspension setups for not much more than a spacer lift that will cause a lot less heartache and regret in the near future. On the other hand, just like Nancy was saying, a pure stock Tacoma is very capable off road especially if you have a locker. I would prefer a stock setup Taco over a Junk Country lifted Taco to be honest.
     
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  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    ... And you’ll need a lift to fit tires larger than 265/75/16
     
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  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    $400 DYI or $600 at a shop you can get a revtek Pro 40013 spacer kit installed but like everyone is saying the ride will be blah. For about $600 DIY or $850 in shop you can get the bilstein 5100’s and an AAL in back the ride and travel will be better. For about $1300 you can do new OME coils and shocks and a progressive AAL for an even better ride. You’ll need at least 2” of lift to fit tires of 275 or 285 which need wheel well mods. The 285 will give you a little more than 1” ground clearance. You’ll need aftermarket wheels with a 0 or -6 offset and they will rub at full lock with out wheel well mod or CMC.
     
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  21. bh808

    bh808 Member

    How about the Tuff Country easy ride 4 inch lift for only $700. You get shocks and upper control arms.
    Little extra cash but won’t ruin your present suspension. Those cheap spacer lifts cause havoc CV boots, struts everything. $300 savings cost you about $1,800 down the road. I know it happened on my 05
     

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