Originally Posted by dman597
Ok so don't correct me if I am wrong (lol) but a spacer lift that attaches to the top of the strut (readylift sst) has NO affect on the struts performance. The strut is completely left in the original state. It is although you lowered the bracket the strut attaches to.
So think of a pogo stick if you put a spacer inside the spring like most spacer lifts do (but not the Readylift) and you jump on it will be stiffer and the spring will not be allowed to travel the 3 inches you just took up with the spacer.
Now if you take a pogo stick and tape 3" blocks on the pegs (not recommended lol you can hurt yourself) the person will stand 3"taller and the spring will still have its original properties like travel and stiffness.
PS: Thanks everyone for the answers. I think I will buy the SS braded brake lines anyway. I have been meaning to do this any way. I have heard that it helps with the sponge feeling.
In reference to the spring rate and the travel of the strut? YES! You are on the right track!
But in regards to your CV, A-arms, and steering linkage? NO
!! You don't want to have that additional strut travel.
Sure the strut can extend that far now that you installed the top spacer but the suspension is still stock.
So those on top the strut spacers are cheap. But they can cause a lot of damage if you over extend the suspension.
That's why Toytec
coil spacers are between the coil and the end cap.
On top the strut I wouldn't go any more than 1/2" or so. Toytec does sell the on top the strut spacers also.