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Old 01-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #221
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The top plate spacer is 3/4" of lift.

I think the taco lean spacer is 1/4" an should be used with any shock, may be wrong on that though.
Top plate spacers come in different thicknesses, 1/4 should take care of tacolean I was refering to the OME trim packer for taco lean, only works with OME.
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That's what I thought as far as the trim packer, so I think I'm gonna go with the 884s, 5100s all around and call it a day
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That's what I thought as far as the trim packer, so I think I'm gonna go with the 884s, 5100s all around and call it a day
You'll be happy. It will probably make you sit .5" more in the front. But its an estimate. Every truck is different.

Just put a ton of weight in the bed to make it sit lower
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #225
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That's what I thought as far as the trim packer, so I think I'm gonna go with the 884s, 5100s all around and call it a day
I would say thats a good choice, 885s would be a little much but that is just my opinion, to me the only time a tacoma looks nice with major bro lean is full long travel. Your pushing it with 885s also, the higher you go the more need for aftermarket UCAs. I still think you should go measure before purchasing anything. Or do what Pugga said and do a spindle lift with AAL
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I'm about to put on the OME lift with the 885X coils from Toytec for my 08 access cab and I was wondering whether I should install the top plate spacer (.5 inch) or not. The back has the 1.5 inch aal. I am wanting my truck to sit more or less level and would like to avoid the front tilting upward at all. I have searched around but haven't found a definitive answer. Any thoughts/comments would be great!
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I'm about to put on the OME lift with the 885X coils from Toytec for my 08 access cab and I was wondering whether I should install the top plate spacer (.5 inch) or not. The back has the 1.5 inch aal. I am wanting my truck to sit more or less level and would like to avoid the front tilting upward at all. I have searched around but haven't found a definitive answer. Any thoughts/comments would be great!
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Thanks, good to now, after i typed that i pretty much realized it was the bushings. I didn't pry down on the very hard at all. I was cautious after reading bjmooses right up, i think he had an issue caused by prying down on the LCA to hard.
I think BJM's problem was bending the LCA alignment tabs while prying.

This seems a good time to mention pulling the LCA alignment cams and lubing them with heavy grease. If you're going to do that anyway, having the bolts loose during shock installation makes even more sense.
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What about potential sag? Or was the sagging relieved after the ome using the x model springs?
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I think BJM's problem was bending the LCA alignment tabs while prying.

This seems a good time to mention pulling the LCA alignment cams and lubing them with heavy grease. If you're going to do that anyway, loosening the bolts during shock installation makes even more sense.
Yes it probably would. I removed my UCA to install the shocks because i installed LR UCAs, so i decided not to mess with the LCAs. It didn't take much force at all to get the shock/spring in place. If i felt like i was prying to hard i would have loosened the bolts. Thats good advice though
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What about potential sag? Or was the sagging relieved after the ome using the x model springs?
The x models resist sagging more than the previous versions.
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What about potential sag? Or was the sagging relieved after the ome using the x model springs?
They won't sag
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What about potential sag? Or was the sagging relieved after the ome using the x model springs?
I would be more worried about the leaf springs sagging than the 885s. I say skip the spacer. Or get a 2" AAL if you want the spacers for a little more height.
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Yes it probably would. I removed my UCA to install the shocks because i installed LR UCAs, so i decided not to mess with the LCAs. It didn't take much force at all to get the shock/spring in place. If i felt like i was prying to hard i would have loosened the bolts. Thats good advice though
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They won't sag
So without the spacer, I should be at 3 inches of lift with the 885s? Sorry if these seem like dumb questions. I don't want to have to get it all installed and regret not installing the spacers.
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So without the spacer, I should be at 3 inches of lift with the 885s? Sorry if these seem like dumb questions. I don't want to have to get it all installed and regret not installing the spacers.
With an AC you should be close , another option is to use 1/4" spacers
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So without the spacer, I should be at 3 inches of lift with the 885s? Sorry if these seem like dumb questions. I don't want to have to get it all installed and regret not installing the spacers.
I got about 2.5 inches of lift on my access cab from 885s (pics on first page ) but most access cabs seem to get a little more from what i have read.
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So without the spacer, I should be at 3 inches of lift with the 885s? Sorry if these seem like dumb questions. I don't want to have to get it all installed and regret not installing the spacers.
You can actually install toytecs tp14 spacers with the stock studs so at least you won't have to breakdown the strut again.
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With an AC you should be close , another option is to use 1/4" spacers
Lol. I wish that would have been an option from toytec when i bought it.
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Don't be surprised if your LCA cams and bushings are already on their way out. Check out XXXX's LCA threads for more information; great stuff.
Got an alignment with no issues a month or two ago. What do you mean my 2009? Yes i bought it used from a dealer in CT
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