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front spacers?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by SoCal909, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Oct 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    SoCal909

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    im set on doing a front spacer lift to get slightly bigger tires my question is how much i like the prerunner style a little front high but i dont want it too front high im assuming a 2-2 1/2" will help me achieve this but i would like to hear feedback and pictures if anyone else did this. btw the reason i am choosing this lift is because i would like to keep the stock ride comfort.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    Don't get spacers, get bilstein 5100s at 2.5 if you and a nice lift
     
  3. Oct 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    x2 spacers won't have a nice ride
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    I was thinking about those 5100s but I don't want to stiffen the ride my last truck was super stiff so I'm nervous about doing something like that
     
  5. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    Half LT dont count
    Spacers are going to stiffen your ride more than the 5100s :laughing:
     
  6. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    i had spacers that go on top of the top plate they were 2.5in i believe and the ride was close to stock! i wouldnt put spacers if you do some serious offroading. i can post pictures of it if you want,
     
  7. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    how r spacers going to stiffen the ride more than the stiffer 5100 shocks a spacer just sits on top of the stock suspension
     
  8. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    pictures would be great
     
  9. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    5100's will preload the coils the same as spacers would. the benefit of the 5100's is that you get a better shock in doing so. Ive had both in coil spacers and 5100s and the 5100's are much nicer.

    EDIT: if you are talking about top plate spacers then I would advise against them. I have never seen anyone recomend them on here. They will make your suspension bottom out and over extend your shocks and can fail/snap while driving.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    I have 3" spacers on the top plate & my ride is just as smooth as the day I bought the truck & I had no problems getting it aligned
     
  11. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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    does anyone have any pics of a doublcab with a 2-2 1/2 lift in the front i mostly want to see how it looks with different sizes
     
  12. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    do you have any pics and what brand did you go with do you have a p/n :)
     
  13. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    I would go with 5100's as others said.
    from what i've read the stiffer ride is more pronounced on the TRD off-road, because of the progressive coils,.
    honestly, i don't think spacers are good for the suspension,
    top plate spacers:i don't really know how they work, but i do know that they can cause the shock to bottom out before you hit the bump stops.
    i.e. it's easier to bust a shock.
    the in coil spacers will rough up the ride a little and you loose some suspension articulation.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    I have a 2.5 front spacer on my TRD and it rides the same as the day i got it. I also had a 2.5 on a fj and i have never had any problems. But most people on here hate spacers if you dont have 5100's your truck is a pos...
     
  16. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    ya i know if i really wanted function i wouldnt go 5100 anyway its just more money more work and stiffer ride for what? its not worth it to me do you have any pictures
     
  17. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    this was my first taco with the toytec 3" spacer and AAL kit.

    it was a 2.5" in coil spacer with a .5" top plate to give the full 3".

    It looked good but rode like a pile of shit. I did abuse it pretty hard and I never had any problems but I would consider myself lucky.

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    Plus your in a brand new '12 truck. why go cheap and get a shitty spacer?! haha doesnt make sense to me but YMMV
     
  19. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    how the fuck you gonna buy a brand new truck and install the cheapest lift possible? you also gonna get jiffy lube to do your oil?
     
  20. Oct 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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