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Jkohler 04-18-2013 11:08 PM

Fox coilover + lift block?
 
Hey all, I am looking to purchase some fox 2.0 coilovers soon and was wondering if I could have a 3 inch lift block on top of it to have a 6 inch lift? Would this cause any problems? Right now I have bilstein 5100 height adjustable shocks in combination with a lift block, toytec upper control arms, and fabtec 6 inch lift spindles. It pretty much rides like a tank :/ I have actually blown out 3 of the bilstein shocks in two different incidences. I believe this is because I have extremely low down travel on the shock, and if I jar it hard, it makes an unpleasant sound and hard hit. Any suggestions or advice? I am looking to spend around $1,000 bucks. It is my daily driver and weekend warrior. I took it down to moab this year for the safari and took it on steel bender and golden spike and did well.

JLee 04-18-2013 11:19 PM

Nope 3" is the max unless you do a drop bracket or a body lift.

NW4RUNNER 04-18-2013 11:21 PM

Im not sure what you mean by lift block. I'm not an expert on lifts but I have 5" drop bracket with strut spacers and I put on Icon coilovers. It improved my ground clearance and added some height. What are your CV's looking like right now?

Jkohler 04-18-2013 11:22 PM

Thats what I dont really understand because I have 6 inches of lift on it right now..What would be the dangers/problems with using a block on top of the coil over?

Jkohler 04-18-2013 11:25 PM

A block is a round metal 3'' puck that goes between where the coilover and bracket where the coilover bolts in on the top

Jkohler 04-18-2013 11:27 PM

And the cv's aren't terrible, they are at a little bit of an angle. I replaced them about 20,000 miles ago and have had no issues so far. I just got back from moab as well.

JLee 04-18-2013 11:29 PM

How do you have 6" lift spindles with a 4wd :confused:

YotaOverAll 04-18-2013 11:30 PM

Sounds like he has a drop bracket already...

JLee 04-18-2013 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by YotaOverAll (Post 6764467)
Sounds like he has a drop bracket already...

He must then i guess you could stack a 3" block on the co's if in fact you do have a drop bracket.

Jkohler 04-18-2013 11:38 PM

I will post pictures of my current setup tomorrow. Heres a link to the spindles and crossmember I currently have.
http://www.carid.com/2005-toyota-tac...FQtyQgod0xUAcQ
I am pretty sure I dont have a drop bracket lift.

4WD 04-18-2013 11:38 PM

throwing a block/spacer/or whatever on the FOX's is like pouring ketchup on a Ribeye... ya just don't do it.....:notsure:

YotaOverAll 04-18-2013 11:38 PM

OP, I'd like to see pics of your front suspension. I'm very confused lol

Jkohler 04-18-2013 11:39 PM

K Pics coming in the morning

NW4RUNNER 04-18-2013 11:39 PM

Yea maybe its semantics but I don't understand if we are talking about the same thing. Can you post some pics of the truck?

YotaOverAll 04-18-2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by NW4RUNNER (Post 6764499)
Yea maybe its semantics but I don't understand if we are talking about the same thing. Can you post some pics of the truck?

The truck looks like it has 6" of lift with something smaller than 35s.

JLee 04-18-2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Jkohler (Post 6764491)
I will post pictures of my current setup tomorrow. Heres a link to the spindles and crossmember I currently have.
http://www.carid.com/2005-toyota-tac...FQtyQgod0xUAcQ
I am pretty sure I dont have a drop bracket lift.

That is a drop bracket 6" lift and it rides like crap because you have the stage one you need to get stage 2 coil overs for a better ride. They get rid of that spacer you have and are the full lenght.

NW4RUNNER 04-18-2013 11:43 PM

Yes. Looks like you have a drop bracket. You can run aftermarket coilovers just fine with most of these, although I don't know anything about that kit specifically.

Jkohler 04-19-2013 07:40 AM

Pictures
 
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Heres some pictures I snapped this morning of what I have.
Is this a Drop Bracket Lift? As far as I know the aftermarket mods are as follows: new cross members, after marked 6'' spindles, aftermarket upper control arms, replacement bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks on 2nd setting, 3'' spacer (was originally a 6'' spacer if you can believe it, cut down to 3") differential/3rd member drop kit, rear driveline SYE drop kit, and aftermarket sway bars. This is my first yota, I have always had jeeps with solid axles so IFS is a new thing to me and I have been learning as I have been going. I should probably clarify that when I bought the truck it had what I was told was a truck outfitters lift. I have replaced everything except the cross members.

JLee 04-19-2013 08:52 AM

That is a drop bracket lift.

Jkohler 04-19-2013 09:11 AM

Glad we figured that out haha. I am fairly new to IFS lifts. This might be a stupid question, but how does a DB lift work? Is there a way to tell how much of a DB lift I have? What would be the best coilovers to go with this DB to get a 6'' lift? Do I need to buy 6'' lift coilovers?


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