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Old 05-20-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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alluminum versus polyurethane

looking into a spacer lift for the truck, dont know which to get a polyurethane or an alluninum spacer. doing about 3 inches
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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oh and the alluminum is the block that goes above to coil and shock assembly
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:26 PM   #3
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I ran an aluminum one on mine and did well, poly spacer tend to wear down and sag
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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Not really, only thing i noticed was that it swayed more than stock, other than that wasnt too bad
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:55 PM   #6
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3 inches sounds like a lot for a spacer lift. why not get bilstein 5100s for like $200 and lift it 2.75 inches.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:00 AM   #8
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^^^ +2.......but, if you insist, I have daystar spacers with your name on them, cheap cheap. PM for pics/paypal addy.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:03 PM   #10
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janster why do you suggest i stay a way from the lift
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:40 AM   #11
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And here's a writeup that's probably the exact same kit....

http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mechanical/DayStarLift/Daystar.htm


Actually I have the same crap lift in whatever flavor you want. I never used either, went the right way with 5100s. I have the cast ones for top of strut or the poly for inside the strut. Cheap cheap for whoever wants them or I'll just tho them up in the pay it forward thread. Damn, glad I saw this again cause I was needing something to put up after I take something from there. Spacers coming soon to a free thread near you! Just pay shipping.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:42 AM   #12
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janster why do you suggest i stay a way from the lift
Because it extends the strut assembly length & slowly (or not) fucks your ball joints to death by making them extend beyond their normal range of movement. (if offroading much at all) If just poser mall crawler then probably no problems...I said probably.
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janster why do you suggest i stay a way from the lift
It lengthens the shock/spring assembly, causing your balljoints to wear out, and can lead to breakage of your shocks if off roading..
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janster why do you suggest i stay a way from the lift
Those guys already answered it nicely.

As already mentioned, if you don't offroad...you're probably fine.

Offroading causes lots of suspension travel and that's where the problems can occur.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #15
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ordered the bilsteins finally broke down once i fix my engine and figure out whats wfrong ill put them on with the new tires
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:34 AM   #16
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I would agree that is a lot for spacers.. one inch aluminum blocks are ok for back. even two...
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #18
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either if you go spacer or new struts they both extend the control arms and wear the ball joints. so i dont see any problem with the spacer idea.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:59 PM   #19
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either if you go spacer or new struts they both extend the control arms and wear the ball joints. so i dont see any problem with the spacer idea.
They dont extend the control arms. CA's are fixed in length. Top Plate spacers lengthen the shock/spring combo, thus overextending ball joints, and the shocks. Pre load spacers, or coil springs are "Captive", there for not adding length to the assembly, but rather giveing lift by changing the spring rate.
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but if they arent giving it lift to the assembly then how is it considered lifted
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