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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.
     
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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.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2016 at 10:14 PM
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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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  11. Jul 11, 2016 at 8:07 PM
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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
     
  12. Jul 12, 2016 at 7:10 AM
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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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