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1/4" of TacoLean...shimit?...or let it go?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Larry, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Larry

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    I have exactly 1/4" of lean. Both front & rear.

    As I understand it, the 1/4" shim delivers 1/2" of lift. Wouldn't I then just shift the lean to the other side?

    Stock suspension w/ TSB rear springs.

    Stock steelies and Dunlap's.

    DCSB4X4SR5

    I'm probably gonna add 5100's up front soon.

    [all ears men...and ladies]
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    Shim won't eliminate it completely.

    When I put my COs on I dicked with additional preload on the driver's side forever before concluding the Taco lean can't be minimized below 1/4". I'd get it to 1/4" lean, adjust the driver's CO upward, re measure, and have gained height on both sides, retaining the 1/4" lean.

    If it's at 1/4", I'd leave it.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 4:28 AM
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    Measure at multiple sites with the truck in multiple locales, and with the gas tank at various stages of fill. I bet you find different.

    I thought I was level as well - and I am, at times. An unnoticeable slant to the parking lot you're in, or a full tank of gas, will change things.

    My call: As long as you're within 1/4" in most all situations, call it good. That's gonna change anyway when you start loading fat friends in the cab or concrete in the bed.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    I had 1/4" of sag after I added my 5100's and eibach's...added the above 1/4" top spacer and now the truck it totally level. It's made for the taco lean, and does it's job well...
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    I'd almost bet money you'd still have a 1/4" driver side lean and you ride height will just be 1/2" higher both sides.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Alot of it is also going to depend on the surface you are parked on. And, It will vary many times, even if no changes are made, and the suspension is not going to rebound to the same exact spot every time when you stop and get out. Like Jandrews said, if its within 1/4", call it good. It will vary that much just in the amount of gas, or changes in the way the springs rebound when stopped.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    I did do the math and measured all 4 corners thru the center of hub from ground to top of wheel arches. Also measured from ground to level bottom part of frame near front and near front leaf mount. Got same thing from both sets of measurement....right at 7/16ths lower on front drvr corner with half a tank of gas. After using this spacer it is less than 1/8th inch different and is visually undetectable with empty or full tank of gas............See?

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    Before, it was noticeable all the time.
     
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