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Coil Spacers ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drew02a, May 26, 2009.

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What kind of coil spacers would you recomend?

  1. Aluminum

    15.4%
  2. Polyurethane or other plastic

    4.6%
  3. Steel or other metal

    20.0%
  4. Coil spacers are SHITE!

    60.0%
  1. May 26, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    drew02a

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  2. May 26, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    There is not an option for none, changed vote to shite...I predict that one will win in a landslide
     
  3. May 26, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    The last one might cover it
     
  4. May 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    Dont buy them all they do is break and stress the shit out of your front end. i speak from experience.
     
  5. May 26, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    So, what's the cheapest/ non-shite way to level the front of my truck?
     
  6. May 26, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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  7. May 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    I'd considered that, but thought I might get some opinions on a cheaper options first. I'll probably end up going that route, though.

    It just means I'll be driving around with a wicked rake for a few months.
     
  8. May 26, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    why would you have a wicked rake? The spacers in my kit are aluminum or stainless, not sure which, probably the latter, they're might-ee shiny though. Just saves me some money for down the road when I buy the 6" kit.
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    The rake isn't THAT bad, but I just got the rear TSB done on my Reg cab and the rake is much more noticeable than on other body styles. About 3.5" difference.
     
  10. May 26, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    oh so you're saying if you go without the spacers you'll have your rake, gotcha..... k
     
  11. May 26, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    Hey man, if you are dead seat on getting some spacers I have a set of RevTek spacers that just came off my truck.

    They are yours if you want them, free of charge. I also have the top plate spacers to go with them. Combined, the top plate (1/4) and spacers will give you right at 3 inches of lift. The in-coil spacer by its self will give about 2.5"
     
  12. May 26, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    If the spacers in the link are in coil then why would the longer studs be necessary? Doesn't seem to make sense. I can see if there are in coil & top of coil spacers in that kit then you would need them.



    I also have some poly in coil spacers or even the cast ones that go on top of the strut if you are interested in breaking shit or making your truck ride like shit for cheap cheap. Through the good advice taken from people on here these items never made it on my truck & were actually passed on from others that also heeded the advice here or had experience show them. I instead went with the 5100s as mentioned above with an AAL out back. Glad I did! Listen & learn from those who've gone before you is very good & will save you time, money & grief in the long run. PM for junk if you are insistant, yours for the shipping..........
     
  13. May 26, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    Don't let these other guys fool ya. I have 2.5" coil spacers on right now, from Fat Bob's Garage. They are great. I have not had any ride problems, the truck aligned fine, and the lift looks good. That being said, I just got a set of Bilstein 5100's, so I will drop the spacers once I put those on. The spacers are a cheap way to get a decent lift. I have off-roaded with mine and so far, so good. I did put a little thread locker on them just to be safe.
     
  14. May 26, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    They're great! But i'm gettin rid of them. Nice advertisement. lol. Must be some incentive to drop the coin if they are that good.

    BTW, no one is saying that it can't be done or that it won't be fine for awhile or in tame conditions. What I have gleaned from all the input is that it is not long term trouble free for other parts of the suspension & doesn't perform nearly as well. Those are things that the extra coin buys. Sure it's a personal choice & how often you wanna wrench on stuff or be without the truck because you're saving up for more parts that got abused is completely up to the individual.
     
  15. May 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Personally, The way I look at it is, Why do you want to have your 20 to 30K truck suspended with a $200.00 lift? You spent extra for Toyota Quality, why tigten up when it come to lifting? 2 kinds of spacers. 1 is a Pre load spacer, that you insert into the spring pack. It Preloads the spring, increaseing its rate to near 700# or more (stock is 540#), the other is a Top Plate spacer, which gives lift by increaseing the length of the shock/spring assembly. It will destroy your ball joints, and can lead to brakage of shocks if off roaded. For Under $400.00 (yes, significantly more money than spacers), you can have a lift that will not only ride well on the road, but will be MUCH better off road. AND be upgradeable if/when you decide you want a little more.
    FWIW, Im talking about the Bilstien 5100 shocks. :)
     
  16. May 26, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    ^TECHNICALLY, it's cheaper than that because if he's only talking about leveling you won't need the Bilsteins at all 4 corners so it would be sub $200. But yeah, the Bilsteins are the way to go if you're going to level.
     
  17. May 27, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    I would listen to these guys, i had the spacers on my truck and it really jacked shit up, if you want i can send you pictures of what my CV joint looks like now dew to the excessive strain from a cheap life that will now cost me 130 dollars or so to fix.
     
  18. May 27, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    How is what the Bilsteins do different from an in coil spacer? It sounds like they both increase preload on the springs equally. Here's the description from Bilsteins website: "The OEM spring seat is repositioned to provide more preload to the factory spring."
     
  19. May 27, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    your CV's would get tore up either way if the angle is bad! spacer or expensive coil overs.

    and also they way I see it, adjustable coils are no different than adding a coil spacer. they both change the spring rate.
     
  20. May 27, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    They lift the same way, BUT, The 5100's are valved for the increased spring rate that preloading the OEM spring gives. The OEM Shocks are easilly overwhelmed by an increase in spring rate, and they cannot dampen the ride propperly.
     
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