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

Fox coilover + lift block?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jkohler, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM
    #1
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    Hey all, I am looking to purchase some fox 2.0 coilovers soon and was wondering if I could have a 3 inch lift block on top of it to have a 6 inch lift? Would this cause any problems? Right now I have bilstein 5100 height adjustable shocks in combination with a lift block, toytec upper control arms, and fabtec 6 inch lift spindles. It pretty much rides like a tank :/ I have actually blown out 3 of the bilstein shocks in two different incidences. I believe this is because I have extremely low down travel on the shock, and if I jar it hard, it makes an unpleasant sound and hard hit. Any suggestions or advice? I am looking to spend around $1,000 bucks. It is my daily driver and weekend warrior. I took it down to moab this year for the safari and took it on steel bender and golden spike and did well.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM
    #2
    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40461
    Messages:
    15,416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jerry
    Bay Area NorCal
    Vehicle:
    02 Extra cab SAS Linked front and rear
    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Nope 3" is the max unless you do a drop bracket or a body lift.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM
    #3
    NW4RUNNER

    NW4RUNNER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Member:
    #89657
    Messages:
    1,460
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    4 runner trail
    Im not sure what you mean by lift block. I'm not an expert on lifts but I have 5" drop bracket with strut spacers and I put on Icon coilovers. It improved my ground clearance and added some height. What are your CV's looking like right now?
     
  4. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:22 PM
    #4
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    Thats what I dont really understand because I have 6 inches of lift on it right now..What would be the dangers/problems with using a block on top of the coil over?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM
    #5
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    A block is a round metal 3'' puck that goes between where the coilover and bracket where the coilover bolts in on the top
     
  6. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM
    #6
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    And the cv's aren't terrible, they are at a little bit of an angle. I replaced them about 20,000 miles ago and have had no issues so far. I just got back from moab as well.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM
    #7
    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40461
    Messages:
    15,416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jerry
    Bay Area NorCal
    Vehicle:
    02 Extra cab SAS Linked front and rear
    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    How do you have 6" lift spindles with a 4wd :confused:
     
  8. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM
    #8
    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Member:
    #82254
    Messages:
    7,996
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jessie
    Panama City, FL
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner SR5
    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    Sounds like he has a drop bracket already...
     
  9. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
    #9
    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40461
    Messages:
    15,416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jerry
    Bay Area NorCal
    Vehicle:
    02 Extra cab SAS Linked front and rear
    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    He must then i guess you could stack a 3" block on the co's if in fact you do have a drop bracket.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2013
  10. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
    #10
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    I will post pictures of my current setup tomorrow. Heres a link to the spindles and crossmember I currently have.
    http://www.carid.com/2005-toyota-ta...cagpspn=pla"&gclid=CJea7K2B1rYCFQtyQgod0xUAcQ
    I am pretty sure I dont have a drop bracket lift.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
    #11
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    22,316
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    throwing a block/spacer/or whatever on the FOX's is like pouring ketchup on a Ribeye... ya just don't do it.....:notsure:
     
  12. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
    #12
    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Member:
    #82254
    Messages:
    7,996
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jessie
    Panama City, FL
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner SR5
    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    OP, I'd like to see pics of your front suspension. I'm very confused lol
     
  13. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM
    #13
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    K Pics coming in the morning
     
  14. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM
    #14
    NW4RUNNER

    NW4RUNNER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Member:
    #89657
    Messages:
    1,460
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    4 runner trail
    Yea maybe its semantics but I don't understand if we are talking about the same thing. Can you post some pics of the truck?
     
  15. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM
    #15
    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Member:
    #82254
    Messages:
    7,996
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jessie
    Panama City, FL
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner SR5
    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    The truck looks like it has 6" of lift with something smaller than 35s.
     
  16. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM
    #16
    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40461
    Messages:
    15,416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jerry
    Bay Area NorCal
    Vehicle:
    02 Extra cab SAS Linked front and rear
    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    That is a drop bracket 6" lift and it rides like crap because you have the stage one you need to get stage 2 coil overs for a better ride. They get rid of that spacer you have and are the full lenght.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM
    #17
    NW4RUNNER

    NW4RUNNER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Member:
    #89657
    Messages:
    1,460
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    4 runner trail
    Yes. Looks like you have a drop bracket. You can run aftermarket coilovers just fine with most of these, although I don't know anything about that kit specifically.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:40 AM
    #18
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    Heres some pictures I snapped this morning of what I have.
    Is this a Drop Bracket Lift? As far as I know the aftermarket mods are as follows: new cross members, after marked 6'' spindles, aftermarket upper control arms, replacement bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks on 2nd setting, 3'' spacer (was originally a 6'' spacer if you can believe it, cut down to 3") differential/3rd member drop kit, rear driveline SYE drop kit, and aftermarket sway bars. This is my first yota, I have always had jeeps with solid axles so IFS is a new thing to me and I have been learning as I have been going. I should probably clarify that when I bought the truck it had what I was told was a truck outfitters lift. I have replaced everything except the cross members.

    IMG_1149.jpg
    IMG_1150.jpg
    IMG_1151.jpg
    IMG_1153.jpg
    IMG_1154.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  19. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM
    #19
    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40461
    Messages:
    15,416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jerry
    Bay Area NorCal
    Vehicle:
    02 Extra cab SAS Linked front and rear
    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    That is a drop bracket lift.
     
  20. Apr 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM
    #20
    Jkohler

    Jkohler [OP] HUH?

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62643
    Messages:
    172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 4DR Taco TDR Supercharged SR5 6in lift
    6'' Drop Bracket, Tuff Country 6" lift knuckles, Icon 4''-8'' Extended Coilovers, Light Racing upper control arms, full 3" exhaust with Magnaflow cats and Thrush muffler.
    Glad we figured that out haha. I am fairly new to IFS lifts. This might be a stupid question, but how does a DB lift work? Is there a way to tell how much of a DB lift I have? What would be the best coilovers to go with this DB to get a 6'' lift? Do I need to buy 6'' lift coilovers?
     
To Top