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3 inch leveling kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rejTRD, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    rejTRD

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    I plan on doing a levelling kit with a 3inch front spacer and a 2 inch rear block. how hard is it to install the front 3 inch spacer? has anyone here done this?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    do not get a spacers! i doubt they even have 3in spacers, i had 1 1/2 and the ride is shitty. i would go with 3in OME's and some AAL's
     
  3. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    wat?
    if its the solid front spacer, all u need to do is pull the coilovers and bolt it straight to the top of said coilover and put it back on the truck. simple hand tools and a jack is all u really need to do this. its much easier than the split spacer where u have to compress the coils to stick part of it in there. just remember to get an alignment afterwards

    they do make 3" spacers. i was running one on my 09 until i saved the cash for the CO's
     
  4. Feb 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    EZ-Lift all the way its 3" with either 2" or 3" blocks for the rear
     
  5. Feb 19, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    wat?
    oh...and if ur doing a leveling kit and wanted 3" in the front, go for a 1.5" AAL and that will level it out. 2" and 3" blocks in the rear will rake it out
     
  6. Feb 20, 2009 at 4:14 AM
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    What do you mean by rake it out, Im just curious?
    I have 2" blocks in the rear and spacers in the front it looks pretty leveled.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    wat?
    raked out meaning the rear being higher than the back. i had the 3" ez like urs and a 1.5" AAL and it was level.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    KMN-BLU

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    As far as spacer/leveling kits go I still like this kit due to it not preloading the springs.

    http://truxxx.com/toyota_products/905015.htm

    quote from their website;
    "Ride Quality - The Truxxx kit does not change preload and maintains the stock smooth ride. Other kits get their lift from increasing preload on the spring. This means that the ride is harsher and less compliant. This is a big issue for many consumers"
     
  9. Feb 20, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    wat?
    thats WAY too much to pay for a spacer lift. i got my 3" spacer and AAL from EZlift for $170-180...and it doesnt preload the springs either
     
  10. Feb 20, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    That kit can be purchased on ebay for $259. Its all about what you want I guess. I do think the ones that do not preload the spring or use polyurethane spacers are the least of all evils concerning leveling kits.

    if you are not going to do any offroading a level kit is doable and does save dollars though.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    wat?
    shit, i wheeled on my 3" spacer and had no probs.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    Go to EZ-Lift www.extremetrucktoys.com or call 714-251-7632 talk to Hank he is awesome at answering questions plus I believe they deal mainly with Toyotas several pics of 2nd generations. I have had several people drive mine and cannot believe the ride did not change, just a little higher.
    Good luck
     
  13. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    I just put a 2.5 on mine,in the driveway with hand tools and a floor jack with some jack stands.No problems.Got the tsb as well and its close but I think im gonna do a 1" block in the rear.

    I got the 2.5 from Hell bent steel for 70 bucks.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    wat?
    i'd spend the $80 and get the tsb AAL from toytec
     
  15. Feb 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    jhodge83: Did the 3inch spacer affect the alignment? I heard by some that they couldnt get the alignment within spec.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    wat?
    definately kept alignment from perfect spec. had the same wandering as others w/ different lifts that didnt upgrade the UCA's.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Was it a big difference? any vibration issues?
     
  18. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    wat?
    no vibes, but the wheels would wander
     
  19. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Been looking at the ez lifts also...can i do a 2in without doing the UCA's...or a 2.5...
    Talked to Hank at Ez lift and he said that i could possibly run a 3in with no problems.
    Also, with the TSB done would you recommend the AAL or get a block to make it level front and back?
     
  20. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    wat?
    get the tsb AAL from toytec
     
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