1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

coil vs spacer lift kit... Is it a rougher ride?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomapilot, May 15, 2010.

  1. May 15, 2010 at 7:54 AM
    #1
    tacomapilot

    tacomapilot [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Member:
    #35559
    Messages:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma Sport
    day-time running lights mod, afe pro dry s air filter, ipod isimple adapter, more to add...
    I'm currently debating which lift to install on my 07 Tacoma Prerunner... It is 2WD so I'm not too worried about "bottoming-out" the suspension with spacers, however I dont want to go cheap and damage my truck. Would spacers be the way to go or should I spend the additional money and install the coils/shocks?..... Any advice is much welcomed.....

    Has anyone heard of 2in lifts? (I called the local 4 wheel parts store in tucson and they told me they only did 2 inch lifts)

    Anyone In Tucson area know of a good shop to install lift that doesnt charge an armload?
     
  2. May 15, 2010 at 8:03 AM
    #2
    nelson18matt

    nelson18matt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Member:
    #14939
    Messages:
    13,842
    Gender:
    Male
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Vehicle:
    2004 Long Travel Tacoma
    *SOLD*
  3. May 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    #3
    Sublime

    Sublime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,456
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    Hey man, I bought a lifted Tacoma with the spacer lift on it. Looks great and fits the tires but I can feel every crack in the road. Hard to drink coffee on my way to work and my wife can barely txt when riding with me. Went wheeling with it a couple times and it was not enjoyable. There doesn't seem to be any damage but the ride sucks. Currently looking to get 5100 all around and lift the front that way or some good coilovers (Icons or SAWs) and be good to go.

    Good Luck!

    Mike
     
  4. May 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    #4
    rob1

    rob1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Member:
    #18799
    Messages:
    1,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    South Texas
    Vehicle:
    Indigo Blue DblCab 4X4 Long Bed TRD Sport SR5
    Tail gate mod, locking gas cap, locking spare tire, rear spring tsb,Weathertech Digital fit's
    Don't be in a rush to lift your truck. Save up and do it right the first time.
    Coils is the way to go, avoid the spacers!!
     
  5. May 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM
    #5
    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17626
    Messages:
    13,625
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Pyrite AC TRD OR
    See Build thread
    All good info here in the thread; I agree with nelson, go with the OME setup.
     
  6. May 15, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    #6
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    spacer lifts are never the way to go imo, they wont exactly damage your truck although they will put added stress on your coils,balljoints,etc.
     
  7. May 15, 2010 at 10:52 AM
    #7
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    yah hes right ya feel everything on the road,ya have to time your drinks unless ya wanna get it down the front of ya
     
  8. May 15, 2010 at 6:09 PM
    #8
    tacomapilot

    tacomapilot [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Member:
    #35559
    Messages:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma Sport
    day-time running lights mod, afe pro dry s air filter, ipod isimple adapter, more to add...
    thanks for all the feedback... so spacers are officially OUT of the question for me, thanks again... i was quoted with an OME set-up, parts and labor at $1271 after tax... I guess after I buy some tires i'm looking at about $2200+... sound right?
     
  9. May 15, 2010 at 6:26 PM
    #9
    CopDoctor

    CopDoctor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Member:
    #30474
    Messages:
    1,864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 335i
    BMS Intake, JB4 chip, Plastidip everywhere

    absolutely not..OME kit itself is only 700, plus you can get a discount for being a forum member. if they want 500 to install, they can stick it

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  10. Mar 15, 2014 at 11:15 PM
    #10
    Ruben56

    Ruben56 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2014
    Member:
    #125393
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    WA
    Vehicle:
    2005 Pre-Runner Tacoma
    LID, K&N Intake
To Top