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Could give me some advice on suspention?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacoTruck302, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    TacoTruck302

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    I currently have 3 inch body lift and im going to add 2 inch block in rear and 3 inch spacer in front but the kit does not come with two rear shocks. Do i haft to replace the stock rear shocks for this suspention kit to work? Also, how much do yall think it would run me to take it to a mechanic to be installed and would it need to be alined? it would be a big help. thanks
     
  2. May 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    truckboattruck

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  3. May 9, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    Yes, first piece of advice. It's suspension.

    Second piece, Ditch the body lift.

    Third piece, don't get blocks and spacers.

    Do it yourself (it's not that hard) and take the money you saved to buy a setup with some new coils and shocks.
     
  4. May 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    Yeah, all of that...
     
  5. May 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Jay W.

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    ^ what they said.

    The body lift is only gonna allow you to stuff bigger tires in the wheel wells, in the long run they're more of a pain to deal with, plus there's that lovely gap between the body and the frame.

    With a little more money then your spending on a quality spacer lift, blocks, and the body lift, you could go with an OME coil suspension, or even just some adjustable Billys and an add a leaf / new leaf pack.
     
  6. May 9, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    Body lifts are so stupid, they look like shit, they creak, make it unstable, and just are all out plain stupid.
     
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