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Old 04-20-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Tapered Blocks and a Smoother Ride (Street Trucks)

I know that if I want to go to extremes to lower my tuck that I need a tapered blocks (3"+) in the rear.

What I am wondering about is will a tapered block that goes from 1.15 to 1.25 cause a problem on my second gen? I have decided to take the lift off my truck, put XR coils (from ryanjboutin) on the front and buy blocks for the rear to level out the ride. I may go lower one day, but for now the lift is beating me to hell and back during my daily commute.

Also, what type of shocks should I get to help soak up pot holes as smoothly as possible? I do try and avoid them but sometimes, especially on the back roads, swerving is not an option.
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xr billies or the qa-1
thank you. is there a difference between the XR and the 5-lug billies? everywhere i look pulls up the same part number.

is this the right qa-1? http://www.qa1.net/qa1_motorsports/index.html
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thank you. is there a difference between the XR and the 5-lug billies? everywhere i look pulls up the same part number.

is this the right qa-1? http://www.qa1.net/qa1_motorsports/index.html
Which billies r u talking about? The HD ones? The XR Bilstiens are specific to the xrunner and have a slightly shorter stroke than the stock 5 lug tockicos.
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Which billies r u talking about? The HD ones? The XR Bilstiens are specific to the xrunner and have a slightly shorter stroke than the stock 5 lug tockicos.
do you know the part numbers for the XR billies? I can not find anything but the HDs, even on bilstein.com

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Oh and you shouldn't use tapered blocks if it's only going To be an inch or so...at that rate tapering the blocks would actually throw your driveshaft out of alignment cause you'd be overcompensating the angle. (if that makes any sense lol).
that's what i thought but wanted to make sure first. thanks.
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from what i can find, it looks like that XR bilsteins are only available through toyota new, am i correct?
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Ya, I have the XR billies and coils up front, and QA1's in the back.

For what you're planning, I would just use the XR billies on the back and a non-tapered block.

I get my stock parts from here...http://www.magauto.com/oem-toyota-pa...ts-toyota.html
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Ya, I have the XR billies and coils up front, and QA1's in the back.

For what you're planning, I would just use the XR billies on the back and a non-tapered block.

I get my stock parts from here...http://www.magauto.com/oem-toyota-pa...ts-toyota.html
thanks for the link ryan.

one last question: can i do the 4x4 leafs in the rear instead of blocks?
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thanks for the link ryan.

one last question: can i do the 4x4 leafs in the rear instead of blocks?
You can use them in conjunction with a shorter block.

If you get someone's newer leafs, it won't drop you as much as worn out leafs. You should get around -.5" from a newer leaf pack.

You can use PreRunner or 4x4 leaf packs.

Pulling the overload probably won't do much for you. I pulled mine so I didn't have to get new u-bolts, didn't notice a drop difference.
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You can use them in conjunction with a shorter block.

If you get someone's newer leafs, it won't drop you as much as worn out leafs. You should get around -.5" from a newer leaf pack.

You can use PreRunner or 4x4 leaf packs.

Pulling the overload probably won't do much for you. I pulled mine so I didn't have to get new u-bolts, didn't notice a drop difference.
i think i have my new list of mods to do. thanks for all the help.
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