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Old 06-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Stock struts and springs vs Trd blistein struts and springs??????

Hey guys I just scored a set of TRD Blistein struts and springs. I am wondering if when I install these on my 06 dbl cab will they make it sit a little higher then just plain stock ones. They are off a 09 TRD dbl cab or should I add a set of spacers? Also what is a good kind of spacers to go with. Thanks
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They wont add lift. Best thing for lift is new coils and shocks.
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Welcome to TW.

Most folks here will try to steer you away from spacers....me included.

Why lift a $25,000 truck with a $100 piece of metal?
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #4
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Ok will they give me a different ride then stock. I feel a little stupid now I already bought them.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:36 PM   #5
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They may be a littel more firm.....if at all.
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Welcome to TW.

Most folks here will try to steer you away from spacers....me included.

Why lift a $25,000 truck with a $100 piece of metal?
didnt know there was a certain amount you have to spend on a lift
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If they are off a Sport it will still have a soft ride, but if they are off an off road it will have a stiffer ride. If you want just a little bit of lift, the Bilstein 5100s are a good choice of upgrade.
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they wont give you lift but trd shocks and springs are much better than the regular sr5 and base models
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Can someone tell me where I can get a spacer only that mounts in with the coil spring not on top?
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didnt know there was a certain amount you have to spend on a lift

Yes you are gonna want to spend about 10% of msrp on a lift. So if you truck was 25k your gonna want spend about 2.5k on front shocks/UCA's and rear Leaf/Shocks (My logic is undeniable ).
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didnt know there was a certain amount you have to spend on a lift
My point is that you shouldn't skimp on a lift like a spacer, which can damage your ball joints, top out your crappy stock shocks, and give you a terrible ride quality. Something is so crude to me about just jamming a piece of metal into your stock suspension.

There several inexpensive options that are good lifts, such as OME springs and shocks, or Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. The Bilsteins are $200 and the OME setup isn't a whole lot more.


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Yes you are gonna want to spend about 10% of msrp on a lift. So if you truck was 25k your gonna want spend about 2.5k on front shocks/UCA's and rear Leaf/Shocks (My logic is undeniable ).
I'm not talking about long travel or king setups here....just something basic but of decent quality!
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