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Getting more for less?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomatweaker1, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    tacomatweaker1

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    This has been a thought I have had for a while seeing that majority of the lift kits for Tacomas are fairly expensive when you get into bigger lifts, I was looking at a 3in lift with the spacers that go on top of your coils and thought about adding a couple inches by cutting it and replacing the center tube with one that's 2in longer there for getting more lift I have seen it on Chevys but not on a toyota but something tells me if no one else has done it that it probably isnt a good idea anyways just wondered what everyone thought and any problems that you might see with this modification
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Honesty I don't see I difference if it's 3 or 5pm long I understand you start messing with suspension geometry but idk that's y I posted it
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    I wouldn't do it...

    Spacers can cause damage. A giant spacer would have more potential for damage.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    after previously owning 2 lowered trucks, i've learned never to mess with the stock suspension ever again. looks good but ride quality is shitty. thats why im stock, plus im broke too lol
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Yea I'm a prerunner
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    I agree with others, terrible idea and go with spindles for more lift. Most suspension components, you get what you pay for. Going cheap rarely works out well.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Ya I understand that it was just an idea I had and was curious as to what people would think
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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  9. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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  10. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    wut? is this a joke?
     
  12. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Pics of the finished product are on page 9 :cool:
     
  13. Jan 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    It's scary people are out there driving around with crap like that... That's epically horrible!!!
     
  14. Jan 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    He's lucky the shock didn't explode burning hot oil on him while welding it.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Yea I think I'll pass on that idea better safe than sorry thanks a lot for the input
     
  16. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    Interesting- You must had some crappy parts- Cause my modified suspension rides awesome.

    OP-I'm glad you came around!!
     
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