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1st Gen Suspension Install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by JDMcQ, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    I figured that my old leaves were pretty beat and AAL's would just be a patch, and if I was gonna spend the money, I might as well spend all of the money.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    Thanks for the thread, it'll certainly serve as a source of instruction when I install suspension in the future. Little question though, I noticed that you had a 2" spacer up front before you even put the OME kit on, and in another thread, Silverback07 had a 1/2" spacer up front as well as the OME kit (granted his truck is 2nd gen). Is having a front spacer necessary when going for the OME suspension? In other words, will the rear be raised far more than the front if you didn't have the spacer?

    Thanks,

    Marc
     
  3. Oct 27, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    There is a small spacer on the front of mine. They call it a lift enhancer. It added about 1/2" to the front. Without the spacer you should get around 2" of lift. I would call Wheelers off road, they can explain it all far better than I could. To answer your question, without this you will likely notice a higher rear end vs the front.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    You don't need my money, Mr 2 trucks and new fox suspension on order.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    Are you referring to the 5MM Trim Packer that comes with the Wheeler's OME Complete kit or the 10MM Lift Enhancer that you can get separately? Because in your case if you have the 10MM Lift Enhancer in addition to the 2" lift that means you have about 2 1/2" of spacer on the front in addition to the shocks and coils...

    I'll definitely give Wheeler's a call tomorrow, and thanks for the response.

    Marc
     
  6. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    I have the 10mm Lift enhancer on my front end. The 2" spacers are sitting on the floor of my garage with the rest of the old suspension. The trim packer is just on the drivers side to level out the truck left to right.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Thanks for the clarification, I was starting to think your front had started to sag, but those 2" spacers aren't there :p
     
  8. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    No problem. If there is anything else with which I can help, just shoot me a PM.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    Don't know how I've never caught this thread before.

    John the truck looks great. Can't wait to see it again in person with the new lift.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Thanks Nick.
    The lift was on it the last time you saw the truck. I just never got around to doing the write up until after Rausch Creek. The truck will have new sliders the next time we get together though.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    I was thinking because I watched the video I put together after the trip today and it seemed like it handled everything way to well to have just spacers.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    It did pretty good, I was impressed with it's first outing. Forgetting to hook up the front anti sway bar during the install probably helped it flex a bit too.
     
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    WOW, I bet it did.

    BTW, Lets see the sliders.
     
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    looks good, I gotta do that to my truck eventaully
     
  19. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    Thanks guys. It was a bit trying at times, but I had a lot of fun during the install.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    Oh yea, the wrenching is the best part! Then you go and test it out!:rolleyes:
     
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