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6” lift for 4th Gen

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by andrewdodd, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    andrewdodd

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    Need help on getting a 6” lift for a 4th gen. Any advice?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    Ironically I just saw this a few minutes ago here: https://www.4runners.com/threads/rear-bumper-tire-carrier.6642/
    But, I have never seen any "6 inch Kits" before this. It's custom. Maybe someone will chime in with more knowledge. Good Luck!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    FabTech is not the preferred method to lifting. It requires cutting the frame of your 4Runner and does not provide any more wheel travel as far as lifts go. Just my $.02.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    Well not sure what else you expect if you want 6"
     
  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    If coupled with a pair of aftermarket coilovers I can't see why this wouldn't provide more travel?.. as well as significantly more ground clearance paired with probably a set of 35s (aside from the bracket). Now if this kit provides oem strut extensions and is what the OP plans to use then yes you'll still be on oem travel.

    The one thing to watch is most of these kits push the knuckles out significantly and typically replace the OEM ones resulting in an awful turning radius.

    I personally am not a fan of drop brackets tbh, I had a fabtech on my lifted Silverado and the bracket got hung up on everything. If you're going to go drop bracket lift I strongly suggest finding one that isn't a giant billboard that will get hung up on everything... Unless this is purely cosmetic? I don't know if high clearance drop brackets exist for the 4runner.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    Well if you want to cut your frame, and spend an additional $4k on a Total Chaos long travel lift kit I guess that would put you close to 6". Your vehicle and money.....
     
  7. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    ^^^ All good reasons I stayed away from this type on my 4th and 5th gens. The 1st gen PO had one already installed when I bought it. He was building the truck for his 16 yr old daughter and the bracket was used and a cheaper way to go. IMHO Go with quality shocks and springs with a body lift and you can get close.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    I agree with this statement... If you must achieve 5"+. It's not worth sacrificing turning radius imo.


    Of course this all goes out the window if this is all for show... Go billboard lift and powdercoat the diff/control arm drop bracket with some 20x12s and 35s.. lol!
     
  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    The 4runner in the picture above is mine. I don't know anything about cutting the frame but if it was done I cant find it. As for capabilities, Its been across the Rubicon 4 times and Barrett's lake 2 times (that I can remember). No problems. I have also had it in 3 feet of powdered snow a few times with excellent results. To each his own I guess.
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    Well there ya go, someone with actual experience with said bracket lol. My apologies Sir. My rigs have never even touched anything like Rubicon so I can't talk any shit. Bad ass looking rig you have there. [​IMG]
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    Don't do it.

    You're welcome.
     

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