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Old 01-30-2012, 05:53 AM   #21
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A simple shackle or 1 inch block would do the trick. I'm not sure if it's considered sag, it's simply a taller lift to the front suspension. Unless you have de-arched leaf springs they should be fine with an additional piece to add an inch.
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In that case it might work for me as well. Mine sags about an inch without load as well. Let me know how it turns out. This may be our only option.

So you think the airbags will add an inch without load and can be adjusted to decrease the sag when you do have load.
Exactly. I will definitely keep you posted on this.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:18 AM   #23
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A simple shackle or 1 inch block would do the trick. I'm not sure if it's considered sag, it's simply a taller lift to the front suspension. Unless you have de-arched leaf springs they should be fine with an additional piece to add an inch.
Ummm yeah, please read the earlier posts.
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A simple shackle or 1 inch block would do the trick. I'm not sure if it's considered sag, it's simply a taller lift to the front suspension. Unless you have de-arched leaf springs they should be fine with an additional piece to add an inch.
A block will not work on the 5-lug setup, but will a longer shackle be an option? That would be cheap if it will work.
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Ummm yeah, please read the earlier posts.
Ummm yeah, I did.

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A block will not work on the 5-lug setup, but will a longer shackle be an option? That would be cheap if it will work.
I can't read anything, or I'd try to help.
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Ummm yeah, I did.
Then you didn't read closely enough. I agree with you on the shackle (that's what I have for rear lift on my 5 lug) but we have already discussed how 5 luggers are sprung under and blocks actually lower them.

Anyway, OP, I second the shackles. Great option for height without affecting your ride. They also allow for more rear axle articulation.
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Then you didn't read closely enough. I agree with you on the shackle (that's what I have for rear lift on my 5 lug) but we have already discussed how 5 luggers are sprung under and blocks actually lower them.

Anyway, OP, I second the shackles. Great option for height without affecting your ride. They also allow for more rear axle articulation.
So shackles are an option for a 2nd generation 5 lug? I can't seem to find any. Anybody know a source?
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So shackles are an option for a 2nd generation 5 lug? I can't seem to find any. Anybody know a source?
Interesting. I have also searched and it appears that the shackles are only available for 95-04, not for 2nd gen.
I don't know what is so different that they would not be bale to use shackle lifts on the 2nd gen.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #29
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I looked into the shackle flip option as well and it would put my driveshaft at a bad angle if these kits did exist for the 5 lug, but they do not. Air bags will be on my truck this Saturday, wait to see what happens.
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Shit... I forgot 2nd gens have the shackles flipped upside down so longer shackles would again lower the truck. I can't speak on the driveline angle issues but I know someone noticed the shackle mounts are identical-looking between 5 and 6 lug trucks. You should verify it before purchasing, but theoretically you could buy the flip kit and longer shackles that fit a 6 lug and it should work.
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there has to be another option for lifting the rear of your truck if its a 5 lug..... id call around.
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[QUOTE=Johns Taco;4464761]I looked into the shackle flip option as well and it would put my driveshaft at a bad angle if these kits did exist for the 5 lug, but they do not. Air bags will be on my truck this Saturday, wait to see what happens. [/

Hey John, based on the reviews i have been reading including 2 reviews from
2ng gen tacoma owners I think this will give us at least an inch and a better ride. One Tacoma reviewer said the air lift solved his saging aal problem.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:18 AM   #33
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I looked into the shackle flip option as well and it would put my driveshaft at a bad angle if these kits did exist for the 5 lug, but they do not. Air bags will be on my truck this Saturday, wait to see what happens. [/

Hey John, based on the reviews i have been reading including 2 reviews from
2ng gen tacoma owners I think this will give us at least an inch and a better ride. One Tacoma reviewer said the air lift solved his saging aal problem.
Cool, can't wait till tomorrow! Should have my airbags installed this time Saturday, will post a lot of pics of the install on TW Live.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #34
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The air lift turned out to be a big piece of crap, it's built cheap and I am super pissed I wasted my money on it. Have some broken air line fittings on my table right now that get ripped off if your tire leaves the ground, turns out no one in town sells them. Should have bought the Firestone kit.
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What? That sucks! It did get rid of the bro look right? did it improve the ride? would you be able to fix the problem and get the product to work for you?
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