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Old 08-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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Who has had problems with spacer lifts?

Who has had problems with them? Don't tell me about how you heard someone on this forum had a problem or anything. I want to hear from people who have first hand experience. I just don't know why a reputable company like ToyTec would make kits that are bad for our trucks.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hows this?

Result of a top plate spacer:

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Old 08-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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gosh what the hell why would companies sell this stuff if it's going to be shitty for our trucks
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:50 PM   #4
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gosh what the hell why would companies sell this stuff if it's going to be shitty for our trucks
because companies want to make money and people will buy crap products anyways...

i ran a toytec spacer when i first bought my truck back in 2004

after about a day i regreted puting it on. truck rode like crap
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #5
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Hows this?

Result of a top plate spacer:

you love posting this pic
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Hows this?

Result of a top plate spacer:

but he also slammed into a hole and it threw him into the air...
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #7
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I had a ball joint go out
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #8
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i figured toytec wouldn't produce this shit
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #9
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i figured toytec wouldn't produce this shit
why not?

they are in the business of making money...
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i figured toytec wouldn't produce this shit
it's not like he was driving down the road......also the stock bilstein shafts are hollow

"I decide to finish up and drive back to my camp and on the way back I hit a pot hole full of water witch apparently was to deep. I launched the Tacoma up in the air and snapped the drivers side shock and bent the stock A-arms."
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:01 PM   #11
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well here's the thing, i live on a farm and drive my truck all around the farm. i don't want something that is just going to break my shit and i also ain't got a whole lot of money
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i wheeled w/ a 3" spacer and everything else completely stock and didnt have an issue. it wasnt anything hardcore, but still rocks, mud, holes, etc
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:06 PM   #13
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what's wrong with this one?

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:11 PM   #15
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alright that's the one i'm looking at getting. i just figured there had to be something wrong with it since it doesn't cost 700-1000 bucks for gods sake. I'm gonna get these rear shocks to go with it:

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

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alright that's the one i'm looking at getting. i just figured there had to be something wrong with it since it doesn't cost 700-1000 bucks for gods sake. I'm gonna get these rear shocks to go with it:

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

okay?

they're fine for what you need. no need to buy something that's overkill and will never get used. now will come into play the dislike for procomp shocks.
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i don't really care about ride quality so shocks aren't a big deal to me
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They are fine. If your looking for a cheap lift. I run spacers and have had no issues, sure it would be cooler to say people you had a true suspension lift, but that serious money and prob a large percent of the people with them could do just as much with spacers. JMO
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......also the stock bilstein shafts are hollow
Common misconception... a hollow shaft IS much stronger than a solid shaft.... a hollow shaft has more surface area to bear the load.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:25 PM   #20
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Edit. The shaft on the OEM bilstiens is Solid. Check on TTORA, and see all the carnage that has happened from spacer lifts (top plate spacers mostly).
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