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BASHING SPACERS FOR MILD LIFTS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tepidy, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Tepidy

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    Spacers for mild lifts vs coilovers or bilstein 5100. So tired of all the "know it alls" bashing billet aluminum spacers for doing mild lifts. Let me tell you for all of those people that are considering using these spacers. If you keep them at 2" and use a 1" differential spacer and a add a leaf for the rear you are good to go. Your taco will be perfect with no mechanical problems what so ever. You will maintain your factory ride and have more than enough room for bigger tires. You will have no problems with mild fourwheeling ie: dirt fire roads or trails with ruts or bumps. If your planning on beating the crap out of your tacos then of course you will have to go with a full 6" lift kit which will cost $2000.00 to $4000.00 and many other upgrades as well. Bottom line for about $200.00 if you already have a TRD offroad most can accomplish what they want.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    The only way to maintain a factory ride is to..................wait for it..........................keep it stock. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Ive been making a collection of the results of spacers
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    Dont worry its not like they all are related, probably just random-- but breaking in the exact same spot, IDK :confused: :)rolleyes:)
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    spacers = junk. unless thats all you can afford, which is fine...go for it. spacers wear components out too quickly for my liking tho......and ride is crap.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    @OP you are sadly misinformed. And to validify your argument at the end by saying if you plan on doing more than mild offroading you should get a drop bracket lift is just stupid. Nice try with your thread but sorry, you fail.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Oh, and welcome to TW
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    getting there....
    and remember......opinions are like assholes........everyone has one!!:eek:
     
  8. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    been there. done that.

    spacers suck.

    end of story.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    I think TW is about to rip you a new one

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  10. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    i take it you have a spacer lift?
     
  11. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    The top one is an Old Man Emu Shock and does look like it has a spacer.

    and the bottom is because he was doing 40 mph through a large mud hole and hit the lip hard with that side.

    I had a spacer on my old 06 and I will say they are ok if you are going to be on the street or doing slow things like. THey are by no means a great lift but they get the job done for the most part
     
  12. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    I believe the story on the top was OME and a 1 inch top plate spacer. It was on the stuck tacomas thread
     
  13. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Speaking of know-it alls...

    If spacers worked well, people would buy them instead and save a ton of money. You get what you pay for.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    all the experts out there. key word is mild off roading. great pictures of the same old broken shocks probably has nothing to do with the bolder or the fallen tree the person slamed into or possibly it was the six foot drop off. Have a taco for years with 2" spacer by skyjacker, fabtech aal and 1 inch diff drop-just fine. For the big stuff I have my 5.7 tundra with full BDS 6" Icon shocks all the way around and about 5k worth of other goodies. All Im saying is that for mild off roading there is no better way to go unless you have thousands to waste.
     
  15. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    X2 LOL...fucking know it all...

    "Let me tell you for all of those people that are considering using these spacers. If you keep them at 2" and use a 1" differential spacer and a add a leaf for the rear you are good to go. Your taco will be perfect with no mechanical problems what so ever. You will maintain your factory ride and have more than enough room for bigger tires. You will have no problems with mild fourwheeling ie: dirt fire roads or trails with ruts or bumps.

    I'm so glad I know now this. I guess I didn't know that spacer lifts are sent from heaven to keep us from wasting money on actual suspension parts. Unsubscribed.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    I wonder how many lawsuits there are out there with the thousands of these spacer kits that are sold. Really have'nt heard of any have any of you. Seems to me if they were a real problem there would be. Dont forget you have to install them right and make sure your shocks can handle the situation.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Just for everyones info I do not recomend 3" spacers.
     
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    Thank you Mr. Know-It-All. I'll tell all the other know-it-alls to F off now that you've provided such a persuasive argument. Douche.
     
  19. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    All the companies products PROBABLY come with a disclaimer saying they are not responsible for broken part of trucks, therefore no law suits
     
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    thats because they dont cover that shit... you break it... its on you....
     
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