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Determining Amount of Lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bellassaiw10, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    So basically truck was given to me and my stepdad doesnt recall the exact amount of lift put on however long ago. I know it some sort of suspension (spacers im assuming) and a body lift. My question is can anyone help me in figuring out the amount of both the body and suspension lift :confused: what to measure because Id like to go the correct lift way with coilovers, shocks, and aal and most likely lose the body lift.

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  2. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    For the body lift, just measure how far the bed is off the frame.

    For the top plate spacer lift up front, measure the thickness of the spacer, and multiply by 2.
     
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    what he said
     
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    Front Spacers are 2.5" of lift. For the rear also looks like the same.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    Thanks guys ill measure everything out tomorrow and see what I get
     
  6. Sep 27, 2011 at 12:37 AM
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    is that how body lifts look
     
  7. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    Which picture?

    If you don't have gap guards, they will look like the last pic.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    Post some pictures up of the truck!

    :rockband:
     
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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    That spacer has completely collapsed the top of your stock progressive coils. Throw all that out and start with lift coil springs, either something like OMEs or coilovers, if you want to go that route.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    Yeah thats the route I plan on taking :D
     
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    Well yeah, der, that's what you said, huh? :facepalm:Guess I was just observing...
     
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    Haha so is the top or bottom looking spacer the one that gives the lift ??
     
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    Both , you loose travel. Ive had them, they were wearing out my lower strut bushings and causing my springs to bend. Get rid of them
     
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    Ok thanks, geuss i oughta start saving up for a new set of coilovers
     
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    I was thinking about trying some icons out since my buddys dad has some dealer thing with them but that price for them kings are calling my name haha thanks for the link
     
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    No problem.Id go Icon!
     
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