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Old 06-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Whats the cheapest way to lower the rear of my 95 tacoma?

1995 tacoma 4wd 6"lift with 35"tsl boggers. My truck its about a inch higher in the rear than the front and i want it to squat in the back about and inch lower than the front. I have a 3" body lift and a 2 inch coil spacer in the front with a 3 inch leaf block in the back. What are my options with lowering the rear with out spending any money?
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You could get a smaller block for the rear for not too much money, but it won't be free. You could try searching craigslist for a set of used blocks, they should be pretty cheap.
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Take the block out, cut it in half, reinstall. Can't go wrong right?
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Exactly what i wanted to hear i thought the same thing about cutting the block but i didnt want it to throw off the truck bed to the cab. Will it mess the flow up from the bed to the cab?
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Exactly what i wanted to hear i thought the same thing about cutting the block but i didnt want it to throw off the truck bed to the cab. Will it mess the flow up from the bed to the cab?
I'm talking about the leaf block. If you cut the back half of your body lift down, of course it will mess up the lines between body and cab. Cutting the leaf block will move the leaves closer to the leaf springs (where they're SUPPOSED to be ) and lower the rear end. The bed will stay mounted to the frame in exactly the same way as it is now.
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ok that makes more sense now. thanks mow,
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Take the block out, cut it in half, reinstall. Can't go wrong right?
Yes, you can go wrong....

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I'm talking about the leaf block. If you cut the back half of your body lift down, of course it will mess up the lines between body and cab. Cutting the leaf block will move the leaves closer to the leaf springs (where they're SUPPOSED to be ) and lower the rear end. The bed will stay mounted to the frame in exactly the same way as it is now.
The problem with cutting a block is that you will no longer have the bolt recess anymore and the block can actually slip out and that wouldnt be good.

If you cut the block (the bottom portion since the top has an alignment pin) make sure you can drill a new hole the same size as the old one, sometimes they have the hloe drilled far enough to do so..

However that being said aluminum blocks suck ass, I would NEVER use them for off-roading, I would upgrade to a steel block if I were to use an block at all. Ideally you should just try to lower it a bit by removing a leaf spring as long as it doesnt make the rear suspension too soft, being softer in the rear might actually be a good thing.

IMO I would try the leaf removal and ditch the stupid blocks alltogether, they put a lot of torque on your leafs and will eventually ruin the arch, blocks are not good, creates a lot more leverage that allows way more axle wrap than stock, and that can ruin U-joints too.
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