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Coil Over height adjust Question - Plz help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by theboy12, May 30, 2012.

  1. May 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    theboy12

    theboy12 [OP] The Answer is 42, But What is the Question?

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    I have a question for you folks out there that know something aboutsuspension. I currently have a horrible 3 inch spacer puck lift on my truck (procomp I think) andI am going to be swapping it out with some 2.5 dia. Sway-a Way Coilovers. (I donot have aftermarket UCAs, but plan to add them over the next two-five months.)Wheelers states that the Sway-a -ways can give up to 3 inches of lift but theSway-a-way web site recommends no higher than 2.5 inches. I want to keep theheight I have 2.85 or so inches because at this point it clears my 285/70 r 17Dynapro’s. I’m concerned that 2.5 inches of lift will pose a problem clearancewise, and I’d rather error on the side of an additional .25-.4 inches of lift.

    That said here is the question:

    1) Why dothey only recommend up to 2.5 inches? (spring compression issues? Sway bar?Alignment?)

    2) Should Iget a top spacer, from wheelers for an additional 5/8 inch lift and just setthe shocks to 2.25 or so?

    Input would be appreciated.

    The truck is a 2005 Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB 4x4. And it currently has a Diff Drop installed.

    Thanks,

    -Jon
     
  2. May 30, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    theboy12 [OP] The Answer is 42, But What is the Question?

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  3. May 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Ive got donahoe (ICON) coilovers set at 2.75 im also running 285 duratracs, i had to trim the front and rear wheel wells bc i rubbed some. ICON also suggests to run their coilovers at 2.5 also...

    And no on the top plate spacer dont do it.....
     
  4. May 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    They say 2.5 cuz anything over that, according to the manufacturer, will not perform at its full potential.
    It will also compress the spring more which will made the ride stiffer.
    Set it at 2.5 and cut where needed.

    And i second the NO SPACER!
     
  5. May 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    That is the recommended height for stock a-arms. If you go higher with stock a-arms, you will not be able to get your alignment within specs.
    If you have aftermarket a-arms, you can exceed 2.5"
     
  6. May 31, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    theboy12 [OP] The Answer is 42, But What is the Question?

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    Thank you for your input guys. I have the cab cut outs from BAMF, and have almost not inner fender plastic at the moment so hopefully 2.5 will do.

    I'll post pictures of height measurements before and after for reference for others.

    Thanks again!
    -Jon
     

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