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2011 & Revtek 3" lift.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blkbelt42, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    Can anyone with a 2011 confirm if they had to compress the coils to
    put the spacers on or not?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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    I've read through that but I've also read that some didn't have to compress them...
     
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    Anytime you add a spacer like this one,it is going to compress the springs. Did you check out Toytec they have a similar lift and think its cheaper.
     
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    ^^ For a 3" spacer, you would. It's the 1/4"-1/2 top plate spacer that you don;t have to. Those go on top of the plate, where a 3" spacer goes in between the plate and the coil.
     
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    thx garage needs to know for price quote. I did the same lift on my titan
    and no compression was needed, did it all in the driveway.
     
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    I have a 2011 with the 3" revtek lift. You do have to compress the coils.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Local shop around here charged me $125.00 for labor. The kit was something like $300.00 with the AAL for the rear. Allignment was another $55.00. Looks good, rides pretty much like the day i brought it home (new)... the rear is a bit more stiff tho.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    thanks man. hoping it's cheap here too. although the guy said he did
    a ford a week ago and it took him 4 hours!! :eek:
     
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    I have the Revtek 3" spacer kit and 285/75/16 BFW Muds with the ride from Hell! It is so stiff that my teeth will clatter going over an unknown speed bump! I swear I have driven a U-haul with a better ride [​IMG]. Save your money and buy some Billy 5100s :cool:
     
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    wow. don't think I've read a post this bad about the spacer lift.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Believe me I dont want to sound harsh but it this is true, and its not coming from some person who used to drive a caddy, I have had 5 camaros from 1970-2002 and those had some pretty stiff rides, but the revtek kit is insane! :mad:
     
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    It will be stiffer for sure.
     
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    Spacer lift is what we are talking about?

    Goto the dealer and ride in a truck that has the revtek 3" spacer lift installed and see how the ride is... I have 285's/70/17's BFG all-terrain tires, the ride is not much different than stock.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    This could be because you truck is still "new", give it 2-3yrs and your ball joints, tie-rods, shocks/sturts will need to be replaced for sure...at lease that is my experience :eek:
     
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