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Comprehensive 5-lug 2nd gen lowering info.

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

  1. Kavik

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    Damn, well atleast it is money saved. Thank you Phil.
     
  2. Phil Dammit

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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?
     
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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 ;*(
     
  5. Phil Dammit

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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
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    coilover for the front so can way lower than 3
     
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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:
     
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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
     
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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?
     
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    Nope:(
     
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    Sadness :(
     
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    Indeed
     
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    I am guessing there isn't eve a 2-link
     
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    Nope, just blocks, notches, and QA1's
     
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    I guess if our trucks were easy to lower it would take the fun out of it. lol
     
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    :D but it would be cheaper
     
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