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Are Spacers bad?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wolfdog3820, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    wolfdog3820

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    Hi all....

    Just got a new 2010 DoubleCab. Am wanting to lift it....was considering a spacer lift, but it seems like everyone on here is against them? Can anyone explain to me the pros and cons of this? i am not wanting to spend alot of money on this..... new truck payment. haha thanks alot for any clarity here!:rolleyes:
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    .. This question has been asked alot ..
    & Yes they are crap / just buy blistein 5100s
    And the biggest tire size u can fit on stocks is
    285/75/16 or 285/70/17 with 3 inch lift and slight
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  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    At first I was like "I don't remember posting this"... Haha

    There's a lot better kits out there for the same price or a little more.

    Browse here and the toyteclifts.com site. Look at OME, eibach, and Bilstein 5100 lifts.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    With all due respect, wtf is a wolfdog?
     
  8. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Umm is the sky blue??
     
  9. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Haha. My last name is wolf. And way back when... Freshman year of HS we called everyone "dog" so... Wolfdog....
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    Thats me... Wolf, and the wolfdog was born! haha
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    But seriously, just wait till you get the funds to get a lift like OME or 5100's. Ive got a spacer and am in the process of saving for an OME kit now. Do it right the first time.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    Ok, so now that weve established lift spacers are bad..... whats the cheapest and best way to go? ome? price? thanks for the help everyone!
     
  13. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    part number#? thanks again, this site is great!
     
  14. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Hi there Mr Loboperro (=wolfdog), i have a TT 03 4x4,trd, bla bla bla,,,, a very sharp looking truck and everything else,it also came with a 3 inchs lift when when i bought and i fell for it, But...I would NOT recommend to you to get spacer lifts , mine has it and i don't like too much the way it rides, i'ts kind of rough (Of course ,is not a cadillac,it's a truck but still..)and its hard every time you do have to take corners,not very safe while doing some light offroading among some other issues, in my opinion the best choice would be to save some money and get a set of King coilovers and some 5100 billis in the rear, I can't wait to see the day when i got mine installed on my truck, it's expensive but for what i know they are worth the price, believe me I don't like the way mines ride..Don't go for it,make some sacrifice,save up some money and do it good
     
  16. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...rt&page=shop.browse&category_id=113&Itemid=72

    Anything on this page minus the spacers.

    I have the eibach kit with 5100's set to .85. Gives a total of around 2.5 inches up front. And a two inch AAL.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    hey while you guys are on the subject, i wonder if i can get some advice too. i'm about to buy bilstein 5100s. my truck is a stock 99 trd. as long as i'm spending $400 anyway, i'd like to add a little height. i've pretty much been effectively scared away from spacers so i've all but decided to go with billy 5100 adjustable heights set to 2.5" in front with my stock coils and a 2" AAL in back. how will that setup affect how she rides? i'm still struggling to understand the concept of spring preload and exactly what the effects are. don't tell me to get new coils. i'm well aware that thats the best way to go but i'm not dropping that loot right now. i can always get coils later and set the shocks back to 0.

    P.S. i'm running 31x10.5 BFG ATs. they're still in great shape and i'm going to run them til they're dead, but will i be able to fit 33s later on with this lift and a little trimming? i know i'll need new wheels if i want a wider tire i'm just wondering if they'll fit height-wise.
     
  18. Mar 21, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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  19. Mar 21, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    Your ride will probably stiffen up a little bit. Can't help u with the technical stuff.

    At 2.5 inches of lift you'll be able to fit a 285 tire. You will have to do some trimming to do this. And you'll also have to get wheel spacers, or new wheels with backspacing of 4.5 or less. Even with this you still might rub a little.
     
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