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Anyone running 1/4 or 1/2 inch spacer lift with stock shocks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TRO 99, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 21, 2018 at 10:35 AM
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    TRO 99

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    Just as the title says...anyone? If you have spacers with after market, lift setting shocks thats not what i am asking.

    Only wanting pics/feedback for any folks who have a 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch spacer using stock suspension only. Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 21, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Plenty of people on here, I believe it was the only inexpensive option before the lift setting shocks came onto the scene.

    Most of those people have broken backs at this point. They ride terrible but it is an option.

    Stacking Lifts (IE adding lift spacers to an already preloaded 5100 shock) is highly dis advised.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    im not looking to add spacer to 5100, would only be using stock shock as stated above. I think just a 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch spacer(not even 2 or 3 inch spacers some people get) will actually be a better ride than getting 5100 and setting them to gain over 1.5 inch of lift.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Well sounds like you have all the answers you need.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    I'm running 1.5" front spacers front=3" of lift and 2" lift in rear with stock shocks
     
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    Yeah I’m stacking it on top of my 2.5 inch fat bobs garage spacer lol but yes I have also just used that small of a spacer with a stick rear end didn’t look much different just helped with the very slight tire rub I had going on
     

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  8. Feb 28, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    Why What

    This is what we are advising against James. You're agreeing with us.

    Well, if both types of suspension modifications achieve the same end goal then lets look at how. There are two main ways to achieve lift with the 5100 shocks. 1. Use a longer or higher spring rate spring on the stock perch. 2. Preload the shock with the stock shocks. People like them because they offer options and a pretty good ride compared to stock when correctly using lift springs. Preloading the springs changes the spring travel rate = a rougher ride.

    Lift spacers position the shock lower on the truck essentially raising the centre of gravity. The weight that is carried by the suspension is higher above the suspension and oftentimes the shitty shocks people on here choose to use (stock or not) are not valved for the change in suspension geometry when compared to weight.
     
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