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Old 02-22-2009, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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6" lift or 3" lift?

Hey, I am wanting to lift the FJ. its a 2008 4x2, but i cant really find any kits online. I was looking on 4wheelparts's site and they didnt have any for the FJ... So first question is where do i find it. Second im wanting to put Black wheels in.. not sure if i want to go bigger than 18's cause i could keep my tires i have right now and when those go bad put some Biggin's on there... So the questions are 1) how tall of a lift should be a nice size for low price? 2) what rims should i get( off road look to them but id like them to look nice)? 3) where do i find it? If you could post pictures of the rims you have on your build up that would be awesome. Just put the name and brand name with the pic! thanks guys!
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

1) I think you won't find any relative cheap 6" suspension

2) Any lift, 3" or 6" will look funny with stock tires (IMO)

3) I think for the price, if you are looking for something relatively cheap, your best choice will be 3" ( the go from $300 to as much as you want to pay basically)

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5) There are many websites where you can find lift kits like.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

Stay with the 3" lift with the 6" lift looks cool but creates a lot more modifications.

Look at Wheel Pros website the own American Racing , KMC , Motto Metal and XD

Ready Lift just came out with a complete kit which is fairly reasonable.

I think All Pro has the best system and it would be my choice.

It all depends on wether your just adding larger tires or are doing some serious rock crawling
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

I would go with a 3". Toytec has a good 3" lift for about $300. You go with 6" you have to start looking at replacing brake lines, etc.
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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

I am going to Ouray and at the least going to get all terrain tires and towing accessories in case someone has to pull me out/off of anything. I am considering getting a three inch lift but as it is now, I had to take my roof rack to get my FJ in the garage and if I got the lifts, I wouldn't be able to get it in the garage.

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1) Can lifts be taken off once put on?
2) Do I need to go up to 285 tires or will AT 265 tires be fine with a lift? If I do get 285 tires, would these still work when I took off the lift?

I guess I could get a new garage.

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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

About the lifts, is there somewhere where I can read about lifts? I ask because I went to the site showing the ToyTec and I see all different kind of kits. It would be nice to know what one kit gives you over another. All things being equal I would want the least expensive but I don't want to buy something so I can just say I have lifts.

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About the lifts, is there somewhere where I can read about lifts? I ask because I went to the site showing the ToyTec and I see all different kind of kits. It would be nice to know what one kit gives you over another. All things being equal I would want the least expensive but I don't want to buy something so I can just say I have lifts.

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I know right, all those options. Hi, my name is Darrick, and I'm with Toytec Lifts. We sell several option, depending on what you want to do with the truck after your lift, and what is your budget.

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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

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I am going to Ouray and at the least going to get all terrain tires and towing accessories in case someone has to pull me out/off of anything. I am considering getting a three inch lift but as it is now, I had to take my roof rack to get my FJ in the garage and if I got the lifts, I wouldn't be able to get it in the garage.

So
1) Can lifts be taken off once put on?
2) Do I need to go up to 285 tires or will AT 265 tires be fine with a lift? If I do get 285 tires, would these still work when I took off the lift?

I guess I could get a new garage.

Thank you.
Wow how low is your garage?
I can fit into a standard 7'-0" garage with a 6" lift, 34" tires and the stock rack. Its close but it fits.


1) Can lifts be taken off once put on? Yes to most kits can be removed but you will need an alignment. Some of the 6" kits require cutting of the frame for installation.
2) Do I need to go up to 285 tires or will AT 265 tires be fine with a lift? If I do get 285 tires, would these still work when I took off the lift?
The size of the tire is where you gain your ground clearance. The lift allows you to install a bigger tire. So you can run the 265 but it really wont do much for you.
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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

I have the 3" OME lift on 285s. It barely fits in my garage but it is the garage door opening, not the ceiling height. I am rebuilding my garage but is from Hurricane damage not because of my rig. My new ceiling height will be about 10 feet. Nice to work on the rig in.
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Re: 6" lift or 3" lift?

Just go 3". Anything taller on a 2wd is a waste. 3" will get you anywhere you want to go.
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