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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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    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.

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  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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    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
     
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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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    i have heard not to go over 3" of lift on a tacoma 4x4. i just ordered the 2.5" 521600 coils from you guys for my bilsteins. if 1/2" spacer yields almost 3/4" of lift wouldnt you want a 3/8" or so spacer? also do all of these spacers go on top of strut plate? i belive ive heard of some that possibly dont make strut assembly longer and arent as harsh on cv joints? but might be making that up. thanks! @ToyTec Lifts
     
  10. Jul 11, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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    Hi,
    With the top plate spacer kit that we sell you should see around 1/2 inch of lift. All of our lift sizes are approximate and are not guaranteed. We usually use that top plate spacer with those coils to get the full 3" of lift. These spaces do go on the top plate of the coilover assembly. 1/2 inch top spacers wont put much stress on the components compared to other larger top plate spacer lifts. This is why we like to use them to get the most amount of lift that you can.
    Let me know if you have any more questions.
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    Ok so the 1/2" spacer is not 1/2" thick. It is 1/2" of lift. so its more like 3/8 thick?Sorry ive just gotten a few conflicting statements on this. Appreciate it Justin
     
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    Its 1/4 inch thick. Meaning about half an inch at the wheel of lift. We do see some different lift heights with different vehicles but 12 inch of lift is most commonly seen.
    Thanks
     
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    @ToyTec Lifts My apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I have a question regarding the ToyTec Bilstein coilover pair I purchased about a year back. I have quite a bit of armor that I believe is weighing down my lift along with spring settling as well as some noticeable (to me, that is, especially with anything more than half a tank of fuel) taco lean. My measurements on the front end from center hub to fender are 22" driver side and 22.5" passenger side, approximately, which I believe nets me about 2" lift. Given that I appear to have plenty of thread on the after-market coilover bolts, is it both possible and correct to attempt to get the full 3" lift as well as correct my taco-lean problem by utilizing the 1/4" top plate spacer on the passenger side and 1/2" top plate spacer on the driver side? If so, are the bolts that came with the ToyTec coilovers sufficient in length to accommodate the top plate spacers? Finally, is this still a viable trail-ready front-end suspension or should I start looking at other, more viable, options? My truck is my daily driver but I'm slowly progressing towards an EAF status with a new bed rack and roof top tent on its way to my door. Thank you, in advance.
     
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  14. Jun 6, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    Hey sorry i have not gotten back with you sooner. Are your coil-overs adjustable using threads?
     
  15. Jun 6, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    Hey, no worries, thanks for getting back to me. They are not adjustable via threads, they are adjustable via the bilstein snap ring though.
     
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    Ok so yes the 1/4 inch spacer would be your best bet to help even the truck out. If you did want to use the 1/2 inch spacer it does come with longer bolts that you will probably need to use.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    Roger that, thank you!
     
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    So....I have the same question about the "lean". Would these work with icon coil overs, or is that overkill?? A lot of ppl say I should go long travel, but I don't have that kind of money right now. I was also opting for the 1/4 on the pass and 1/2 on the driver. It seems like I'm not getting the max height out of them either, the 2.12" of thread icon sets as the max does not do it for me..
     
  19. Sep 14, 2017 at 2:16 AM
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    so what exactly is the process to put the 1/4 in spacer on top of shock plate. do you have to totaly remove the assembly
     
  20. Sep 16, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    You don't have to disassemble the coilovers. Just remove them and stack the spacers on top of the coilovers and reinstall, assuming the bolts are long enough to accommodate the spacer.
     
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