1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

3'' spacer lift. who has em'??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by prerunner05, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:06 PM
    #1
    prerunner05

    prerunner05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Member:
    #13709
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    middlesex,va
    Vehicle:
    05 prerunnerSR5 5spd
    265/65/r17 . fog lights. secondary air filter removal,AFE Pro S dry drop in. double din navigation HU 6.5" componet speakers in the back
    So who on here has a 3'' front spacer lift on there truck? Have you noticed any changes/bad vibes etc...?? or are you satisfied with the decision you made with the spacer lift? lets see pics and hear the in and outs of this lift kit!!
     
  2. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:12 PM
    #2
    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17626
    Messages:
    13,103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    '08 4X4 TRD Sport Super white
    Pelfreybilt 3-hoop bumper, Bilstein 5100 F&R, OME 886 w/driver side top plate spacer, 1.5" AAL, 315/70/17 Hankook Dynapro AT, 17x9 Level 8 MK6, 20% tint, AEM Brute force intake, Alpine CDE-W235BT, Armortech sliders
    Spacer kits are known for their horrible ride quality... I'd say completely skip the spacers at all costs... :)
     
  3. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:13 PM
    #3
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    i had a 2.5" spacer lift on my 07 prerunner and a 3" at one time on my 09 4x4. less to worry about being 2wd. and mine werent that bad of rides
     
  4. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:15 PM
    #4
    05PreRunner

    05PreRunner "Living life in the FAST lane..."

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Member:
    #2675
    Messages:
    4,967
    Gender:
    Male
    <-(714)-> SO-CAL
    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    I'm running the 3" toytec spacer lift. It definitely stiffens up the ride! They're actually gonna be coming off VERY soon, as i just purchased some coil overs.. I'd say skip the spacers and get coilovers

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:16 PM
    #5
    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Member:
    #17221
    Messages:
    17,717
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Devin
    N 39.2249 W -106.16974
    Vehicle:
    2000 4runner
    OME 3 inch suspension lift Toytec 1in body lift Rodger brown diff drop ARB front bumper Big tires, but want bigger! :) Xrc 8000 winch Hella3000 lights Deck plate mod Diff breather relocate Cb radio 1st gen roll bar Addicted sliders Spider trax wheel spacers.
    I would just go with the 5100's and start from there but spacers arent to bad of a ride from what I have experienced on the road in my buddies taco.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:22 PM
    #6
    Stillfly199

    Stillfly199 ( . )( . )

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Member:
    #14098
    Messages:
    5,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J.D.
    Bro Capital of the word
    Vehicle:
    2010 FJ Cruiser
    I have a 3" spacer and it is not a good ride by any means. It is very stiff. I regret putting the kit on, which will be coming off soon :yay:
     
  7. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:26 PM
    #7
    tacoman101

    tacoman101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Member:
    #19550
    Messages:
    1,074
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    scott
    vermont
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma sr5 xtra cab 4wd
    blue led headlights, 285/75/16 grabber AT2's, custom pedals, custom shifter, flowmaster 40 series muffler, bedlinered fender flares, 2.5" lift kit via shackles and spacers, custom exhaust out the back, chrome exhaust tip, and Herculined bed, Weathertech floormats, Cabelas Trail Gear Camo Seat Covers ... Nice thing was I got the truck for $4000
    I have a 2.5 inch spacer kit, and I like it, rides not to bad
     
  8. Nov 14, 2009 at 3:58 PM
    #8
    pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Member:
    #12092
    Messages:
    2,071
    Gender:
    Male
    Down by the lake
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 trd dc white
    FOX 2.0 RESIS,LRUCAS,BILLY 5100S ON THE REAR.MAGNAFLOW 11264,COLOR MATCHED GRILL,YELLOW FOG MOD.OVER HEAD DVD,FEDERAL COURAGIA M/T
    had it.dont reccomend it.save up and get the good stuff.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:06 PM
    #9
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    17,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    I'm rockin a 3" lift and I have no ride issues...I mean don't get me wrong its different than stock but nothing crazy...Plan on getting rid of the spacers soon though anyhow and rollin with the Billy 5100s and OME 885 Coils :)

    Edit: The reason I went with the Spacer kit is because i'm not gonna be wheelin hard since my truck is only a TRD OR PR :cool:
     
  10. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:52 PM
    #10
    prerunner05

    prerunner05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Member:
    #13709
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    middlesex,va
    Vehicle:
    05 prerunnerSR5 5spd
    265/65/r17 . fog lights. secondary air filter removal,AFE Pro S dry drop in. double din navigation HU 6.5" componet speakers in the back
    thats the thing i do some mild offroading but not very often. not many places to go anyway plus only prerunner. just a daily driver to and from work and out to wherever. also i talked to my local auto performance shop and he told me to go with the 5100 adjustables with a 1/2 inch spacer on top with aal in the rear. what do you guys think of that??
     
  11. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:40 PM
    #11
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    that would work as well and also should ride better
     
  12. Nov 14, 2009 at 7:17 PM
    #12
    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Member:
    #22680
    Messages:
    5,047
    Gender:
    Male
    High Desert
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD OFFROAD 4x4 VSC/TRAC/DAC/HAC
    snugtop supersport canopy, black westin bullbar/tube steps, piaa offroad lights, weathertech floor mats, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    I originally wanted the truck level, and had a 3" spacer up front with a 2" aal in back. After deciding a like the look of a bit of a rack, I switched out the front spacer to a 1.5". The truck seemed to be floating before, and the cv boot ribs were rubbing...even with the differential drop. Now it actually rides pretty good, and no more worries about the boots tearing. I plan on upgrading to a better set up when it's time to get new tires and shocks...
     
  13. Nov 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM
    #13
    Ahshiet

    Ahshiet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Member:
    #22303
    Messages:
    5,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Maui,Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    09 MG Sport DC 4x4
    Set #1 16x10 ion alloy wheel 31x12.5 super swampers Set#2 17x9 KMC Diesel black 305/65/17 M/T ATZ baja Set#3 TRD offroad wheels painted wrinkle black with H/T tire 275/70/16 Set#4 Weld racing 16x12 Typhoon with 305/70/16 BF KO tires Set#5 Weld racing 16.5x12 36x16 fun country Set#6 TRD rugged edition wheels 305/75/16 baja claws Set#7 16x10 procomp steel "beadlooks" 33x12.50 TSL Boggers Spider track spacers in front Wet Okole black seat covers fronts with pockets,back and armrest HIDs high Lexus projector fogs h11 hid 3500k Toyota bed mat black trd exhaust Fujita intake black Xrunner badges carbon fiber door sills Alpine double din 2 8" bazookas (modded) 2 Alpine type-r 8's in tubes Rockford fosgate 1500w silverstar blinker bulbs front and back Led lic plate bulbs Led dome light Led map lights Black eBay headlights VHT night shade tails and 3rd brake light Custom made rear fog lights(next to 3rd brake light) Sticker bombed bed walls and pass. A-pill
    i got a 3inch spacer with diff drops on an 09 sport 4x4.i drives different but i dont have problems as of now but would love to do a coil over upgrade in the future. but it did get me places and back with no scars
     
To Top