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A way to achieve 4" of lift in the rear?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by duke598, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    duke598

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    Hey guys,
    I'm thinking about getting a spindle lift on my truck.
    It has a 3" lift already on (3" spacer lift and a 1" rear block) and if I install a spindle lift, I'll need a way to achieve 4" of lift in the rear. Could I install a 2" leaf pack and a 2" block? Any advice would be great.

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  2. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    wiscdave

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    Blocks or AAL, or both
     
  3. Aug 11, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    wat?
    i'd go 3" leaf pack and then a shackle flip...not quite 4", but better than blocks
     
  4. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    I wasn't planning on ditching the spacers
     
  5. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    wat?
    ur wanting to try to manhandle 7" of lift from a 3" spacer and 4" spindles???
     
  6. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    Not a good idea...
     
  7. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Hmm.... the guy that installed my 3" lift said it would be alright. I guess installing lifts aren't meant for but a few people :laugh:
     
  8. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    I say take the spacers off, and then put spindles on. If you still want the extra lift, then get some coilovers. ;) Spacers = thumbs down
     
  9. Aug 11, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    No spacers please. And the best 4 inch rear lift would be a 4" custom buit leaf pack. No blocks.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    To the OP, do yourself a favor a get rid of those spacers. Why in the hell would your pair $1000+ spindles with such an inferior product? You truck will continue to ride like crap until you ditch the spacers and use some coilovers or at the least, billy 5100s.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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    of corse he said it will b alright,its not his truck.and any reputable garage wouldnt do it imo.good luck though.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    wat?
    i see eveyone else agrees.....if u want to go higher than 4" in the front as well, go spindles and some form of adjustable coilovers....a couple on here have done it...spacers in the front AND any size block in the rear are both crap
     
  13. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    I got pretty close to a 4'' lift in teh rear using an AAL and a toytech 1'' shackle lift. the shackles only cost around 70$ so its relatively cheap. its worked great for me so far. you will probably need new shocks though
     
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    Shackles are flipped on the 05+ Tacomas. Longer shackles will lower the newer trucks.
     
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    A 1 inch shackle and a AAL gave you 4 inches of lift in the rear?
     
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    wat?

    thats only on 1st gens....
     
  17. Aug 12, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    I thought maybe he had majic lift shackles.
     
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    I just put an AAL and block in the rear to level out my 4" lift and it rides shitty! Go with a custom leaf pack.
     
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    yea sorry about that. i do have a 1st gen. sorry for the false hope of magic shackles
     
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