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05+ 5 Lug to 6 Lug Suspension Conversion

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 671born, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    671born

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    What's up TW peeps. Just got a quick question. I know that some rear components for the 6 Lug can be used for a 5 Lug. Are there any suspension components, specifically that will provide lift, that can be used for the front? Coilovers, coils, adjustable shocks? It's a shame that 5 lugs' options are so limited so I just wanted to know if this is possible. Sorry for the noob question. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Not without some cutting and welding.
     
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    For a 5 lug - it's called "SOA" or Spring Over Axle conversion. And like 98tacoma27 already said - lots of work.

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish by lifting it? Looks? Capabilities? Bigger tires?
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    I guess all of the above. Haha. Want the look and tires for sure but at the same time want to increase capability and functionality...I don't want to worry every time I approach a speed bump or pothole post lift. I've heard bad things about spacers and just looking to avoid it if possible. But going UCAs and COs will cost an arm and a leg. Still can't decide. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    i know a 5 lug 05+ that is running SAWs coilovers up front...

    you may want to hit up Sway Away for a part number...
     
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