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1/2" Front Top Plate Spacer Kit

Discussion in 'ToyTec Lifts' started by 90YotaPU, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    90YotaPU

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    I'm looking for a cheap way to level the front of my truck to equal the rear. Someone on the forum recommended the Toytec 1/2" front top spacer plate. Can this be installed without compressing the coil? I don't have a spring compressor and I'd hate to spend more money paying a local shop to compress the spring than I'd be spending on the plates. It's my understanding that these get installed on top of the top plate. When I downloaded instructions it shows compressing the coil.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    Call toytec and ask.

    I'm going to assume its a 1/4" thick top plate spacer that doesn't require compression the coils and you use the stock bolts. But don't quote me on this.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    The 1/4" and 1/2" spacers are just placed on top of the Strut Assembly. You will just have to unmount the Strut, remove the stock mounting bolts, stack the Spacer, and reattach.

    That's how I understand it.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    The single 1/4 inch top plate spacer can be used with your stock top bolts. The Top Plate Spacer Kit is a 1/2 inch spacer which requires the longer bolts included with that kit

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  5. Apr 10, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    these replace the factory rubber spacers right?
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  6. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Nope the rubber springs isolators should stay in the assembly. These go on top of the shock top plate.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    do you happen to have any step by step install pictures? thanks
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    You have to compress the coils to remove old bolts and replace them with the longer ones with the 1/2 inch kit. The 1/4 uses the stock bolts so no compression needed.
     
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