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Old 09-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #21
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I have no problem with using blocks in the back. Just finding the right coils/shocks for the front I think is the main problem. All the stuff I found is a bit too pricey haha
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #22
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In my case I'm going to need new shocks soon anyways, might as well save up and lift my truck the right way.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #23
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Another thought... If I did a 2.25" spacer lift in the front, and the issue is bottoming out, could I add 2.25" to the bump stop and eliminate that issue?
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #24
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bilstein-510...item25751bcc0a

Any thoughts on these shocks? They add 2.5" in the front using the stock spring, and 1" in the rear? Im guessing the shock is just 1" longer than stock, but i will still need 2.5" blocks for the rear to match the front. All in all around $400 for a 2.5" lift...
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bilstein-510...item25751bcc0a

Any thoughts on these shocks? They add 2.5" in the front using the stock spring, and 1" in the rear? Im guessing the shock is just 1" longer than stock, but i will still need 2.5" blocks for the rear to match the front. All in all around $400 for a 2.5" lift...
Those are the shocks I was talking about in my first post. You don't need 2.5" blocks in the rear. That won't level it. You only need 1.5" in the rear (IIRC). You can get an AAL for that.

Call DSMS and talk to Sonny or Marco. They will set you straight on what you want. They are a vendor here and offer free shipping

http://www.downsouthmotorsports.com/
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Those are the shocks I was talking about in my first post. You don't need 2.5" blocks in the rear. That won't level it. You only need 1.5" in the rear (IIRC). You can get an AAL for that.

Call DSMS and talk to Sonny or Marco. They will set you straight on what you want. They are a vendor here and offer free shipping

http://www.downsouthmotorsports.com/
Awesome thanks for the info man. Forgive my newb question, what is AAL?
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AAL = Add A Leaf

Looks like this and goes in your exsisting leaf pack. You can get a set for under $100.

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Ahh ok, and that adds 1.5"?
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2.5" or more you may need new aftermarket UCA to get your alignment back in spec. I would suggest 5100's set at 2.5" and 1.5" AAL in the rear.
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Ahh ok, and that adds 1.5"?
They are available for a few different lifting heights, yes.
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I guess the only thing im not understanding is how the shock adds 1" of lift in the rear.
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I may need uca? Will I or won't I haha.
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I guess the only thing im not understanding is how the shock adds 1" of lift in the rear.
Shocks do not add lift.
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I guess the only thing im not understanding is how the shock adds 1" of lift in the rear.
The rear always sits higher due to hauling and towing and using the bed. The front has the engine so it sits lower. Hence the rake. Look at all trucks...the front always sits lower...so people want to level or get a leveling kit.
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Shocks do not add lift.
That's what I thought. So if I add 2.5" of lift in the front, shouldn't I add 2.5" in the rear to keep it level?
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I may need uca? Will I or won't I haha.
I heard people running 2.5" and got the alignment back to spec and I heard some that can't. So be warned that you may need to invest another $450 for new UCA's.
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The rear always sits higher due to hauling and towing and using the bed. The front has the engine so it sits lower. Hence the rake. Look at all trucks...the front always sits lower...so people want to level or get a leveling kit.
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I may need uca? Will I or won't I haha.
I doubt it. The only alignment issue you MAY have is the caster angle. Ideally you want it to be >2.4°. Even if it is not, it doesn't effect tire wear.
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That's what I thought. So if I add 2.5" of lift in the front, shouldn't I add 2.5" in the rear to keep it level?
No. The rear sits higher with the stock suspension. You only need 1.5 in the rear with 2.5 in the front.
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You should read through the stickies in the suspension subforum.


http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...uide-read.html
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I doubt it. The only alignment issue you MAY have is the caster angle. Ideally you want it to be >2.4°. Even if it is not, it doesn't effect tire wear.


No. The rear sits higher with the stock suspension. You only need 1.5 in the rear with 2.5 in the front.
Thanks for the info, was worried about the uca.... And i see now why only 1.5"AAL is needed in rear.

Cool thanks for the help guys, I think I got my lift squared away.
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