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2manyhobbies 08-11-2012 12:11 PM

lowering a 5lug
 
1. I've noticed most builds list the high quality drop blocks. Is there an issue with the cheaper aluminum blocks (old school universal) being used on the newer Tacos? Or is it just personal preference?

2. Is the air bag setup only really needed if a truck is c-notched and laying on the ground? The price of the adjustable rear gas shocks are close to the complete air bag setup so it made me wonder if you could bag a truck that had a mild drop.

Joels98taco 08-11-2012 08:39 PM

avoid cheap blocks and do 4x4 leafs and defined shackles. how low you tryna go?

Az lowtacoma 08-11-2012 08:46 PM

I would recommend streetacos.com for blocks of quality and 4x4 leads are a good way to go to I'm working in lowering my truck and I have bell tech coils and streetacos.com blocks I'm only doing a mild drop though

Joels98taco 08-11-2012 09:07 PM

imo less strain on the ubolts the better. leafs and shackles are a good start and if you want lower then do blocks. streetacos is def the place you wanna go

Rich91710 08-11-2012 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joels98taco (Post 5525267)
imo less strain on the ubolts the better. leafs and shackles are a good start and if you want lower then do blocks. streetacos is def the place you wanna go

+1

Handling the rear is simple.

Front end is where it starts getting complicated. It's not 1980 anymore... can't just de-crank the torsion rods.

2manyhobbies 08-15-2012 07:56 AM

2/3 drop
 
Thanks for the responses. I just finished the 2/3 drop this weekend... SittinSic drop coils in the front and blocks in the back. I was really surprised that the ride is actually smoother with the drop coils than the harsh stock coils.

I will keep an eye out for the 4x4 leafs and improve the rear setup in the near future. I'm looking to stay around a 3" drop (total) for the rear, get the best ride possible, and prevent extra stress on the rear end. How much will the 4x4 leafs lower the rear?

Joels98taco 08-15-2012 11:52 AM

Roughly 1.5 I believe

IDtrucks 08-15-2012 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joels98taco (Post 5541915)
Roughly 1.5 I believe

I think its somewhere around there. Then if u pull the middle leaf on the 4wd pack its 3"

2manyhobbies 08-18-2012 05:46 PM

4x4 leafs
 
All 2nd generation 4x4 leafs fit? If anybody here has gone with used/salvage 4x4 leafs how much did you pay?

Joels98taco 08-18-2012 07:45 PM

yes all 2nd gen leafs will work


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