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Lifted Toyota Monkeys: What do you know about the Procomp lift kits?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DirtMcGirk, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Its time to buy a new truck. Poor Tacoma is just running towards its end, so I am going to get into something new.

    Found a 2012 Toyota FJ brand new at the dealer with a 3" Procomp lift on it. It has all the bits and pieces I want, but I've never used one of these lifts. I've had a Camburg lift on my Taco for 70,000 miles, and I love it.

    Anyone driven around on a Procomp lift? Anything I should be aware of?
     

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  2. duck

    duck Monkey

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    As far as I know it just uses cheapo struts, coils, shocks and an add-a-leaf. If it were me, I'd get rid of the set up and go with Icon, or another Camburg kit when funds allow.

    I assume you're already on TTORA and Tacomaworld?

    Edit: whups, saw it was for fj, just new coils in the rear I'm assuming?
     
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  3. Uncle Cliffy

    Uncle Cliffy Turbo Monkey

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    AFAIK, Pro Comp doesn't offer a complete lift kit for FJ's. Maybe it has Pro Comp shocks/springs from the front of a Tacoma, but the rear springs are from someone else...

    Recently upgraded my Tacoma with a full Icon set-up. Couldn't be happier.



     
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  4. bean

    bean Turbo Monkey

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    I've heard poor to middling things about Procomp, but have little personal experience. My Land Cruiser has an Old Man Emu lift kit and I like it quite a bit. I'd actually rather not have the extra height, but I like the way it rides much better than the stock suspension.

    For what it's worth, I was not that impressed by the FJ Cruiser in the time that I spent in a friend's. It feels like a giant Tonka truck, to the point I expected to see a plastic CB velcroed to the dash with a piece of nylon cord hanging off it. I spent some time driving it, mostly while towing a trailer, and that was especially underwhelming.
     
  5. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    procomp is the budget brand lift for anything.
     
  6. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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  7. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Its what comes on it from the dealership. I think I'll just run this one, wait for the lift to crap out, then upgrade to the Camburg stuff then. That way I don't have to dance around doing wheels and tires then.

    I liked the FJ simply because I am tired of helping people move. Every time someone needs crap moved, or to get a new bed, its always making my phone ring. Its annoying as hell.
     
  8. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    I think the floors on FJs are lined with rubber like the Honda Element. Which will be great for easy clean up because let's face it, you can't leave a dead hooker in the back for ever.
     
  9. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I managed to beat this system. I have a 5' x 8' landscape trailer that I got for only $400 years back. I offer that as their only option. It's left the yard only twice, compared to when I had a truck, I swear I had monthly help out hauling. :thumb:
     
  10. kazlx

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    Pro-Comp is ok. Icon, Camburg, Total Chaos...in no particular order.

    I have personally seen multiple (Fabtech) trucks with broken ball joints where the wheel flops out and the frame is sitting on the ground. Once was in Mammoth right in the middle of the road in front of us.

    Scratch that...I'm an idiot and was thinking of Fabtech.

    I don't think anyone really makes rear springs, they are probably deavers if they are leaves. Although, not sure how the rear suspension is set up on an FJ.
     
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  11. CrabJoe StretchPants

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    I had ProComp MX6 adjustable shocks on my Jeep. They were nice enough.
     
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  14. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I'm kinda getting used to the quiet. I like it. Gives me time with me to learn to really dislike me.

    Thanks Marvin...
     
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    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I decided against the lifted up/lugged out one. Got me a new 2012 Red Trail Teams edition though.
    Gonna miss my Tacoma, a lot, but she was at the end of her run. 110,000 of abusive miles on the ticker might have been all she could do. Strange noises coming from several points, it was time for a new rig that I cannot haul beds in.
     
  18. Uncle Cliffy

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    Bilstein 5100's probably. They're adjustable up to 3 inches of lift in the front.
     
  19. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    Anything besides a rebuildable damper, that comes with the correct springrates for the vehicle, that allows the arms to cycle properly and hit the bumpstops instead of crushing the damper, is a waste of time and money.

    Speaking of which, I need to give my Camburg/SwayAway's a refresh/revalve here soon...