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Old 10-30-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Lowering a TRD D-Cab Pre-Runner??

I was going to install my ReadyLift coil spacers this weekend when my s.o. said the truck was already too high. Anybody lower the rear end to match the front??
I searched this forum and did not find. Help and advice would be appreciated.
Note: I need to keep stiff Bilsteins for hauling heavy stuff once a month @ 700 pounds.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:03 AM   #2
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i'm sure that a simple lowering block would work.
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How high is too high? I think it would be easier to lift the front than it is to drop the rear.
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lowering and and heavy hauling don't mix
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i towed a 19' bass boat w/ my lowered 4cyl s-10...so its all possible. and raising the front isnt gonna get what he needs, b/c then the doors will be even highter than they already are. if u got like a 2" lowering block, it'd work. then like the lifting, u'd have to worry about axle wrap and parts out of alignment.
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There is this http://www.sosperf.com/Tacomadropnew.htm

You could do blocks and add some of the air bags for when you really need to haul some stuff.
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Interesting... Though I don't want to lose the ability to jump over stuff. (I hope LEO isn't reading this). I guess that I am going to try and go with a 1" block for now. So I can easily remove if I need factory work done. Does anybody recommend where I can get one of these lowering blocks?
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autozone or any parts store should have a 1" block kit for under 20 bucks
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:50 PM   #9
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I was going to install my ReadyLift coil spacers this weekend when my s.o. said the truck was already too high. Anybody lower the rear end to match the front??
I searched this forum and did not find. Help and advice would be appreciated.
Note: I need to keep stiff Bilsteins for hauling heavy stuff once a month @ 700 pounds.
Please let me know if you find a lowering kit for a double cab pre-runner. I've always had more desire to lower trucks rather than raise/lift them. I am having trouble finding anything thing for the tacoma, but there is already a ton of kits for the new Tundra.
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Please let me know if you find a lowering kit for a double cab pre-runner. I've always had more desire to lower trucks rather than raise/lift them. I am having trouble finding anything thing for the tacoma, but there is already a ton of kits for the new Tundra.
thses guys have a lowering kit for the front, and any block will work in the rear...i havent seen any kits to flip the leafs yet...Front drop...check under suspension on the left side
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ummm a block is only going to lift the rear on a truck with the spring over axle configuration...
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but arent our springs under the axle?
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hmmm thought they were all over axle except the non pre-runner 2x4's if they are spring under I'll feel like a jacka$$ for sticking my first gen nose in a 2nd gen thread lol
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actually, u may be right about the springs over the axle...i'm at work and cant go look. but if the blocks wouldnt work, why would coast2coast say to use a block for the rear?
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1st gen tacoma the spring is over so a block wouldnt work it would lift it dont know about the 2nd gen tacos if the spring is over the only way i know is a flip kit like you have to do to a ford ranger to lower it
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well as I stated i dont know diddly about 2nd gens I was just presuming them to be same setup as 1st gens... where the 4x4's and pre-runners are over axle and the 2wd mini truck is under axle.. thats where the height difference comes from since they all use the same springs
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It is the same, spring over axle. Blocks will only raise it.

I, too, am looking for a semi-cheap way to lower the rear. I like the front height where it is but if I can't find a solution I like, I'm going with Bilstein 5100's in the front to even it out.
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maybe the x-runners have them under axle....speak up xers!!
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that would make since ... the 1st gen 2wd five lugs were under axle... only way i would think to lower the X that far
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I just got a block kit from EBAY, it should arrive in a week. I just need to lower the rear about 1 inch or maybe an 1.5 inches. I bought some used 18x9 Moto Metal wheels and looking to put some 285/60/18 Toyo tires ASAP.
I am selling my READYLIFT coil spacers NIB where should I post them for sale?
Take a look here and scroll to the bottom of the page http://www.readylift.com/products/sfID1/3
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