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Old 09-16-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question Strut Spacers??

I used the search function and could only find information about coil spacers. I'm getting the TSB done as we speak and want to bring the front up a little. I was thinking of a 1-inch strut spacer so I could retain the factory ride. Any thoughts or experience with strut spacers??
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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A "Strut Spacer", also known as "Top Plate" Spacer, causes premature wear on your ball joints, and if taken off road, can cause breakage of parts.
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Hmm..good to know. Well, I don't take or plan on taking my truck off road(that's what the quads are for). The main reason I bought it is to tow my quad trailer. As for the 4wd, it's for the snow. So I guess the question is, as an on-road suspension would it by safe?
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Hmm..good to know. Well, I don't take or plan on taking my truck off road(that's what the quads are for). The main reason I bought it is to tow my quad trailer. As for the 4wd, it's for the snow. So I guess the question is, as an on-road suspension would it by safe?
I dont recomend them. Safe? Maybe. Maybe not. If you hit a bump in the road, or a large dip, you could break a shock, and it would ba an expensive tow home. But why do you want to suspend a close to $30k truck with a $10.00 part?
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #5
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There is a member on here. His name is 06Bluez. Ask him what he recomends. This is his truck with a Top Plate spacer:



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Ewww, nice pic. Maybe 5100's is the way to go. I just need a way to convince the wife.
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Ewww, nice pic. Maybe 5100's is the way to go. I just need a way to convince the wife.
Much better choice....

X2 everything Chris already said.

I think the minimun you can safely get away with on a top plate spacer is 1/4" thick (1/2" lift).
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Maybe 5100's is the way to go. I just need a way to convince the wife.
5100's = much better choice

as for the wife... thats an obstacle many of us face... buy her something to distract her
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so would adding a 10 mm top plate spacer on top of OME 885s and OME shocks be bad?? doing the lift this weekend, should i add the spacer or just leave it off now yall got me worried
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so would adding a 10 mm top plate spacer on top of OME 885s and OME shocks be bad?? doing the lift this weekend, should i add the spacer or just leave it off now yall got me worried
The spacers they are talking about are the 2 to 3 inch spacers. You will be fine with the 10mm spacer for your OME setup. I have the ToyTec 1/4" spacer on my truck to fix the taco lean.
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front top plate spacer 1/4

[quote=Homer J;1449601]The spacers they are talking about are the 2 to 3 inch spacers. You will be fine with the 10mm spacer for your OME setup. I have the ToyTec 1/4" spacer on my truck to fix the taco lean. [/quote


your truck stock factory trd blistein shock with 1.6 eibach only drive side top plate 1/4 spacer it will work lift ? i got new 1.6 eibach with stock trd bilstein shock on it my truck but look different drive side mersure 36" and passenger side 36 1/2 and toytec 1/4 spacer will little lift 1/2 " ?
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