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Comprehensive 5-lug 2nd gen lowering info.

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by tcBob, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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    Yup, you can do the spacer without buying new coils.
     
  2. May 7, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Does anyone know if you can take the stock sway bar from another Tacoma and mount it in the base model?
     
  3. May 7, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    I'm the one that recommended he buy the stiffer stock height coils before doing the 1" spacers. Being that at 5" of drop up front he will want to be stiffer so as to not bottom out every where



    and no K only 5 lug sway bars work. I bought a 6lug one once, it no worky.
     
  4. May 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    I'm the one that recommended he buy the stiffer stock height coils before doing the 1" spacers. Being that at 5" of drop up front he will want to be stiffer so as to not bottom out every where



    and no K only 5 lug sway bars work. I bought a 6lug one once, it no worky.
     
  5. May 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    Damn, well atleast it is money saved. Thank you Phil.
     
  6. May 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    Beefed Taco 3" Lowering Blocks Bilstein Shocks/Struts DJM 3" Front Lowering Kit Custom C-Notch Intermittent Wipers LED tail lights
    I think this information is incorrect. I've got new Bilsteins in my hand and the shorter shock, part #48540, is listed as the left shock, where as the longer shock, part #48530, is listed as the right shock. I.e., the shorter shock goes on the driver's side and the longer one goes on the passenger side.

    Seems counter-intuative. The only thing I can figure is that because the gas tank is on the driver's side, Toyota made the shock a tad shorter so it doesn't bottom-out?
     
  8. Jul 4, 2013 at 1:52 AM
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    Anyone figure out how to relocate those damn e brake lines, I rub them majoooooor when I got my street bike in the back. Need a solution ;*(
     
  9. Jul 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    My only solution involves me welding a bracket and zipties and I still haven gotten around to doing it as I'm saving up for the 2nd gen QA1 coilover kit
     
  10. Jul 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    Ah! So they are done making the coilovers? How much are they looking at? So will that make the front not so stiff lol. Interested in those too. Do they have any information on them yet? Damn wish I knew how to weld I'd do the same. Hoping I can figure somthing out.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Not done yet but close. Group buy is happening so price is still up in the air. Ride quality is all dependent on how you adjust them. Get on XRU in the djm vendor thread to keep updated.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    coilover for the front so can way lower than 3
     
  13. Jul 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    While coilovers are usually height adjustable, the main reason for getting them is performance. Even if XII's new coil overs are adjustable to 3", you'll still need a DJM kit to get your truck into alignment.

    When I got Bilstein coilovers on my car, they definitely made me a believer in coilovers for performance. On our trucks, however, I really think the leaf springs in back are by far "the weakest link", so I personally am not going to spend hundreds of dollars to improve the front suspension only to have the back end still bouncing all over like a pogo-stick :eek:
     
  14. Jul 5, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    They are only adjustable up to two inches, but are worth it. Plan to ditch my 1inch spacers once I get these. Will also be gettin rid of my higher ppi stock height and almost new billys while ill at it. Then I'll 4link the rear and sell the 6lug leafs, blocks, and qa1s in the back
     
  15. Jul 5, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    Sounds like you have not adjusted your QA1s properly
     
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    Is there a 4 link setup yet for 2nd gens?
     
  17. Jul 6, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Nope:(
     
  18. Jul 6, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    Sadness :(
     
  19. Jul 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    Indeed
     
  20. Jul 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    I am guessing there isn't eve a 2-link
     
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