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Front lift needed to level the truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chrisw, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    Ok, so I searched and have two questions...

    1) How much higher is the rear of a TRD DC then the front? I want to put in small spacers to level the truck out.

    2) Will spacers up front affect towing at all? (first time truck owner). I'm towing about 4000-5000 max a few times a year.

    Thanks in advance because I'm sure these are noob questions but searching has not getten me much.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    1. Not much, but I'm sure someone will come along shortly with an exact measurement. Are you running on stock suspension all around?

    2. If it matters, you'll most likely lift the front of the truck more than enough while towing that trailer to overcome whatever you're trying to correct with spacers. If you used adjustible coilovers up front, you could tune the front as you desired for towing and non-towing height.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    Ya, I'm looking for an exact number up front. And it's all stock susp. I'd like to keep it that way for now.

    As for the towing, I will only tow a few times a year. Hardly worth that kind of effort but I just don't want the spacers to take away from the trucks 6500lb max towing.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    its something like 2-2.5 to level it out in the front. spacers wont effect the towing capability, however if you tow 5000lbs youll be pointing to the sky when towing.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    you could try measuring your front and back, and see what the difference is, I'm not exactly sure where to measure, but I would think the center of the wheel up to the fender would be a decent measure

    fyi, I installed this http://www.topguncustomz.com/p-4482-2-05-09-toyota-tacoma-skyjacker-4x4-leveling-lift-kit-.aspx, on my truck, it's supposed to be a 2'' leveling kit, but the spacer is only 1'' thick, from my understanding that would give it about 1.5'' lift, and when i put it in, it was about 1 inch tall in front, so long story short, i think the back is about 1'' higher, but prob all our trucks are different based on wear and tear on the suspension parts
     
  6. Dec 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    I just did a 3/2 lift on mine and it sits nice and level :cool:
     
  7. Dec 13, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    I assume you mean 3'' in the front and 2'' in the back? I'm not looking for a lift, but some leveling. Maybe I need 1'' in the front then... Is that a 1/2'' spacer?
     
  8. Dec 13, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    i know this is off topic
    but does anyone know if you lift the rear 1 to 1.5 in do you have to change the shocks?
     
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