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Ball joint spacers for a 2002 regular cab

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by thonmac, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Jul 14, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    thonmac

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    I'm doing some suspension work in an attempt to improve loaded handeling. With that in mind I'm looking at picking up some Supersprings. Problem is, while I really don't want to lift the truck the Supersprings add an inch and a half in the back, and I need to level the truck out.

    After talking to a few guys locally it sounds like my best option is going to be ball joint spacers in the front. Unfortunately I can't find anyone who makes spacers that fit my model and year. I do have access to a miller, so I could mill out my own spacers, but given the amount of time it would take (I have no free time whatsoever these days) and the fact that it's not something I do on a regular basis I'd prefer to buy them from someone who really knows what they're doing.

    Anyone know of a source for ball joint spacers for a 1st gen 2wd regular cab?
     
  2. Jul 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    JLee

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Never seen BJ spacers on a Tacoma you could do a top plate spacer on top of the coils to level it out.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    jrider636

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    i know they make bj spacers for the late 80's model trucks but not for 1st gens........jus get some billy 5100's
     
  4. Jul 14, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Anthony250

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    I think Unknown has them for his Pro Comp lift.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Ball joint spacers are trash just like spacer lifts and body lifts.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    kmok

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    Never seen or heard of them on tacomas, the toyota pickups before the tacoma, yes. You should just get some Bilstein 5100s up front instead of any kind of spacers.
     
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