Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Members with spacer lifts: Are they really THAT bad?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-01-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
mr05taco [OP] mr05taco is offline
Member
mr05taco is on a distinguished road
Name: John
Joined: Jun 2013, #107062
Location: South Jersey
Gender: Male
Posts: 46
mr05taco's Tacoma Gallery
Members with spacer lifts: Are they really THAT bad?

I just bought my 265/75/16s and I'm ready to lift the truck. I've done countless searches on all the lifts, and I would go for the 5100s if I had the money. As a college student who works at shoprite, I don't have much of a budget. I'm considering the readylift 3" front spacer w/ diff drop and 2" block for 240$. I don't plan on doing any serious offroading. I'm willing to sacrifice a little ride quality to save money. What do you guys think?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
.<>./
capetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcapetaco12 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
capetaco12's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2011, #53984
Location: Cleveland Ledge, MA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 2,405
capetaco12's Tacoma Gallery
For your purposes they will be fine.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
paranoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
paranoid56's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2012, #83443
Location: San Diego
Gender: Male
Posts: 689
paranoid56's Tacoma Gallery
they are fine for what you need.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
F*ck you Brent
YotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shedYotaOverAll is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
YotaOverAll's Avatar
Name: Jessie
Joined: Jul 2012, #82254
Location: Panama City, Fl
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,598
YotaOverAll's Tacoma Gallery
They're bad even on road. My friend has 3 inch spacers on his second gen and says it rides great so idk bout 2nd gens
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
StickerHI.Com Dude
CBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCBoy808 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
CBoy808's Avatar
Name: Conor
Joined: Mar 2013, #100265
Location: Central Oahu
Gender: Dude
Posts: 835
CBoy808's Tacoma Gallery
5100's are 309.00 for the full set of 4 from Down south.

blocks are dirt cheap.

just skip the bar one night and do it right.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
mr05taco [OP] mr05taco is offline
Member
mr05taco is on a distinguished road
Name: John
Joined: Jun 2013, #107062
Location: South Jersey
Gender: Male
Posts: 46
mr05taco's Tacoma Gallery
Wouldn't I have to buy coils for the shocks? I researched it but I'm kindof confused
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
ndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shedndcmack is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ndcmack's Avatar
Name: NICK
Joined: Mar 2013, #99735
Location: Western Washington
Gender: Dude
Posts: 642
ndcmack's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr05taco View Post
I just bought my 265/75/16s and I'm ready to lift the truck. I've done countless searches on all the lifts, and I would go for the 5100s if I had the money. As a college student who works at shoprite, I don't have much of a budget. I'm considering the readylift 3" front spacer w/ diff drop and 2" block for 240$. I don't plan on doing any serious offroading. I'm willing to sacrifice a little ride quality to save money. What do you guys think?
Been there, did that...DON'T do it! Listen to everyone on saving for better, even 5100's
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 12:38 AM   #8
Senior Member
Sublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sublime's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Nov 2009, #25918
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 35
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,544
Sublime's Tacoma Gallery
Mine felt like shit even on road....just be prepared. I had the off road suspension though and the progressive coils could have been the issue. Skip the diff drop.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 01:19 AM   #9
Viejon
markmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shedmarkmatters is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
markmatters's Avatar
Firefighter:
Name: Mark
Joined: Nov 2011, #66436
Location: Yuma, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,398
markmatters's Tacoma Gallery
spacers add preload on coil, 5100's add preload on coil (if keeping stock springs), both ride like crap (my experience)...
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 02:36 AM   #10
Don't give up here just yet
2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed2TRunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
2TRunner's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Jul 2010, #40980
Location: Around To Many People
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,979
2TRunner's Tacoma Gallery
Do it once, do it right.

Save the $$ if need be.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #11
Senior Member
paranoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
paranoid56's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2012, #83443
Location: San Diego
Gender: Male
Posts: 689
paranoid56's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by markmatters View Post
spacers add preload on coil, 5100's add preload on coil (if keeping stock springs), both ride like crap (my experience)...
not always.

i had spacers that bolted to the top of the front sprint top hats. ride was the exact same as stock. as you are not preloading the spring. if you put a block on the the rear, guess what, it will ride just like stock lol. you will get more axle wrap but its not horable.

if this is all the money you have and you dont plan on offroading it much it works great.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #12
Senior Member
FATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedFATaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FATaco's Avatar
Army: Artillery! Boom
Name: Friends call me Ginger
Joined: Dec 2010, #47239
Location: L'ville KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 197
FATaco's Tacoma Gallery
I was in the same boat when I bought my truck. Went with blocks and spacers, ended up keeping them on the truck for 100k miles, no issues. Experienced axle wrap only a couple times during emergency braking. Kinda weird the first time you feel it, but no biggie and nothing was ever damaged. Just upgraded to Dakars outback. Oh, and i never needed a diff drop.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 11:41 AM   #13
Got the Fever
D1EHARD is on a distinguished road
 
D1EHARD's Avatar
Joined: May 2012, #79393
Location: Bama
Gender: Male
Posts: 67
D1EHARD's Tacoma Gallery
I'm running hell bent steel 2.5" top plate spacers on the front with Low Range offroad tapered 1" blocks in the rear. With my sport coils it rides identically to stock. The only difference is the heavier, stiffer tires. It clears 285's no problem and looks great in my opinion.

All together was less than $175 and install was about 1.5 hours.

  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spacer lifts Airforce131 Suspension 13 08-29-2013 06:46 AM
Spacer Lifts? CCPTacoma Suspension 8 11-27-2012 05:18 AM
spacer lifts Taco R/C Suspension 2 07-22-2009 06:51 PM
Spacer lifts obsurfer1990 Suspension 28 03-22-2009 08:50 PM
Feedback from members with lifts.... nd 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 07-17-2007 09:19 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.