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Anyway to raise STOCK Front end.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ZackPaul, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Aug 22, 2007 at 6:03 PM
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    ZackPaul

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    Hey guys, i was wondering if there was anyway i could alter my front end to sit higher/level with my back end without spending any money on a lift kit. I have heard of people altering their torsion bars on different pick ups which made the truck sit higher or level, their choice, but is there anything i can do?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2007 at 6:24 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    a set of bilstein 5100's in the front may do the trick for ya.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2007 at 6:57 PM
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    hmm.. how much higher would make it sit level ??
     
  4. Aug 22, 2007 at 7:06 PM
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    kilo

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    I think spacers alone would do it for you?
     
  5. Aug 22, 2007 at 8:08 PM
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    I put 1.5 inch leveling spacers on mine and now the front is about 1/2 inch higher than the rear. I bought some 1 inch blocks for the rear but haven't installed them yet. Not sure if I will or not. I hear that getting the suspension TSB done will raise the rear about an inch so I may look into that option instead of the blocks.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2007 at 8:16 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if a 1.5" spacer will raise it .5" higher than the back, y do they sell 2.5" leveling spacers? that would raise it 1.5" over the rear...hypothetically
     
  7. Aug 22, 2007 at 11:33 PM
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    There is no way to lift the front without a "lift kit" other than the Bilstein 5100's. BTW, 1st gen Tacos don't have torsion bars.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2007 at 5:38 AM
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    Not sure about that, but before I had the spacers installed, the rear was 2 inches higher than the front.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2007 at 3:37 PM
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    If you would have noticed i stated that some people have messed with their torsion bars on DIFFERENT trucks. Then i asked if there was a way to make my tacoma sit level.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2007 at 3:44 PM
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    Christ, don't get panties in a bunch, just trying to help you out and mis-read it, geez.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2007 at 3:46 PM
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    Lol, no no, sorry man, im just clearing things up, thanks for helping though
     
  12. Sep 10, 2007 at 5:12 PM
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    K&N Drop in, Bilstein 5100's in front with Readylift kit on top for a 3 in. lift in the front and a 1 in. block in the rear. Next project is going to be TRD Supercharger and Camburg coilover long travel system with custom skid plate and tubes. Maybe some new tires and wheels then..
    So then..essentially..on my stock truck..if I just get a 2.5'' spacer kit..and throw on some bigger tires..I will get the pre runner look for my truck then..i wont have to or want to lift my rear..Zack i think the best way would be to grab some spacers dude and get some bigger tires perhaps and you should be good to go man.
     
  13. Sep 26, 2007 at 7:49 AM
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    i just put some 5100's on last weekend and they worked out great for me for leveling the truck out perectly!!!
     
  14. Oct 16, 2007 at 6:48 PM
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    Bayou2coma

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    Hey what do you have yours adjusted to? I just got my 5100's in today and I am going to be putting 285/60-18's, which is the same height as yours but just a little wider.
     
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