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clunk noise on the passenger side after spacers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by timbo805, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    hey guys i need youre help on possably finding the weird clunk noise my front end makes when i go over a pot hole or a small speed bump it comes from my passenger side and it started doing that noise since i put 2 inch spacers on my truck
    any advice is apreciated
     
  2. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    nobody ??????
     
  3. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    It's probably because the shock wants to compress and the spacer is not letting it do that. Hence the clunk noise you hear. I doubt its hurting anything yet because you just installed it. Over time though, the spacers will cause your CV boots to break.
    And sorry, but it's pretty late. Most of the TW gurus are asleep. I'm sure you'll get your answer in the morning. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    mm i gues ile just have to wait till tomarrow then tnks for the advice though
     
  5. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    And also, if you don't like the stiffness of the ride with the spacers, than you should look into getting the billie 5100's from downsouth motorsports. they have a good discount on them. I'm pretty sure you'll like the ride and the look! They also won't put allot of wear and tear on your truck, and they're not much more than the spacers.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    yea ive ben thinking about them
    do you think i could just put the 5100 in the front and leave the back stock
    another thing can i adjustem to 2.5 and it wont bee too stiff???
    tnks
     
  7. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:56 PM
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    Yeah, you can leave the back shocks stock. At 1.75, you'll be level with the back, and at 2.5 you'll have a little rake? I'm pretty sure thats it.
    And you should be fine with them set at 2.5. Shouldn't be too stiff. Check out this guys build and you can ask him all about them.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/26351-roxspin72s-build.html
     
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    tnks alot for the help
     
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    And if you do go with these, I would think about going to the billie 5125's in the back to improve the ride in the back. That could be something you do later down the road...
     
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    Anytime! :thumbsup:

    Pm if you have any other questions....
     
  11. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    shure will tnks
     
  12. Oct 13, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    That noise is your truck telling you it hates you for putting spacers on it. ;)

    With that said, I would consider swapping out the spacers for a pair of 5100s up front. The ride will be drastically better than the spacers. You do not need to replace the rear shocks, although, replacing them would increase your ride quality.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    yhea maibe next month you guys got my mind set to 5100 now hahaha
     
  14. Oct 13, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    Also, If you do decided to upgrade the rear shocks too, 5100s in the rear will serve you fine unless you are going with over 2 inches of lift. The 5125 come in various length and valving that are not designed for stock height suspension.
     
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