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Coil spacers with fabtech 2.5 inch coilovers???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dispatcher101, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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    dispatcher101

    dispatcher101 [OP] Active Member

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    HEY,

    HOPEFULLY IT'S NOT A DUMB QUESTION BUT I WILL ASK IT ANYWAYS. AM RUNNING THE 2.5 INCH FABTECH ADJUSTABLE COILOVERS IN THE FRONT OF MY 1995 TACO; ALSO HAVE A 1 INCH BODY LIFT AS WELL. GOT A GOOD DEAL ON SOME ALCAN SPRINGS IN THE BACK.

    SO...THE TRUCK DOESN'T SIT EXACTLY LEVEL. THE BACK IS A LITTLE TALLER THAN THE FRONT. I AM GUESSING THAT THE COILOVERS IN THE FRONT ARE GETTING A LITTLE TIRED.

    SO MY IDEA WAS...INSTALL 2 INCH COIL SPACERS ON THE FRONT AND DIAL THE COIL LIFT DOWN AN INCH OR SO. IN DOING SO LEVELING THE TRUCK A LITTLE MORE. HAS ANYONE DONE THIS??? i KNOW THAT IT WILL INCREASE THE ANGLE ON MY HALF SHAFTS EVEN MORE...BUT I HAVE JUST COME TO EXPECT THAT I HAVE TO REPLACE THEM FAIRLY OFTEN. WILL THIS EFFECT MY RIDE MUCH? ANYONE FORESEE ANY GLARING PROBLEMS??? BELOW IS A LINK TO THE COIL SPACERS I WAS LOOKING AT.

    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/52901TL.html

    ANY INPUT BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

    DAN
     
  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    just invest in a new front coilover, one that wont sag and wont be needing a spacer lift on top of it
     
  3. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    DO NOT stack lifts.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    Why is your question all caps?????
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    dont stack lifts.

    you will kill your truck and yourself.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    BajaTaco96

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    IT'S CALLED EXCITEMENT! I PERSONALLY ENJOY YELLING AT EVERYONE WHEN I ASK QUESTIONS. :p

    lol Just pokin' fun dude, I found out the other day my laptop has a literal 'caps lock' where hitting the button doesn't stop the yelling. :smash:

    But seriously, from someone who has a front spacer lift. DON'T! Stacking lifts is like asking your truck to fall apart whilst doing 80mph and killing all the occupants. < No one likes the sound of that. So don't do it. Plus spacers ride like straight arse man. I personally wish I would have just saved and went OME front coilovers up front and been happy, but I'm impatient and needed a lift asap. You have a pretty badass setup, don't ruin it with spacers.

    :( Spacers hurt my feelings, and back. lol

    You're not gonna find many people that actually like spacers like that. I liked them at the time being, but seeing as I miss my comfortable ride and ability to flex; They aren't worth it. If I fly over a decent bump you can feel my front end hit it's limits and bounce all over the place like a drunk guy trying to baja. Definitely not worth it if you enjoy a nice ride.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    2004Taco

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    I have fagtect coilovers, i mean Fabtech. LOL, I dont mind them. I dont really take my truck off roading but ive heard good things.
     
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