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Old 05-01-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Coil spring spacers... Good or bad?

I'm thinkin about getting a 2" coil spacer that is stated to level out the front end with the back end. Has any body tried these? If so... Are they easy to install and do the really maintain the factory ride?:
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bad. i had them and got rid of them in the same year.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:11 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Camburg
We get asked this question all the time. “Why are most spacer lifts be bad”? Well spacer lifts can cause a few problems and cost you big dollars to fix. First there are a few different kinds of spacer lifts, there is the kind that just bolts on the top of the existing shock that spaces it down to give lift. The problem that can come from running this kind of spacer is the shock will now be allowed to droop to far downward causing binding and damage to ball joints, 4×4 axle cv’s, and steering joints. The other issue you might have is since the shock is now just pushed down when you bottom out the suspension on or off-road instead of hitting the bumpstops you will just bottom out the shock. This can lead to some hefty damage. The next kind of spacer lift available are the preload spacers. These will usually cause the coil springs to be preloaded to give lift. The side effect to this type of lift is the shock valving is not designed for the extra preload of the spring giving the ride a bad bouncy feel that sometimes feels uncontrolled. And in some cases we have seen the spring coilbind causing damage to the shock and the frame. This is because the spring is designed to move about 1/2 its total length so when you pre-load them they are now compressed to much so near bottom out they will bind before you hit the bumpstops.
http://www.camburg.com/toyota/00-06-...y-spacer-lift/
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They will level your front end out, but dont expect them to ride like the factory, they are very bumpy and can potentially ruin other suspension parts as stated above by KTP's post. They are a cheap way to make the truck look better, and I myself ran them for awhile, but after learning the liabilities and possibilities of a better ride and better offroad performance... i upgraded.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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Anybody have towing history with your taco's? How do they hold up? If I get a toy hauler.... How big could I go? 007 pre runner double cab.
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