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Help I'm a dumbass with a DB lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by aklano, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Jan 22, 2020 at 6:42 AM
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    aklano

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    As an uneducated 1st timer in the Tacoma game I ended up purchasing someone else's project truck. I'm now the owner of a '09 with a drop bracket kit, front coilover spacers and rear blocks, sitting on worn out factory coilovers and struts of course. After doing post-purchase research over the last 2 years this is not the way I would have modified it but you know, hindsight...

    How does having a drop bracket affect my options at this point? I know it's not really a reversible procedure for the most part without a bunch of work.

    I want to install aftermarket coilovers and Dakar packs to eliminate the front spacers and rear blocks.

    Can anyone help my dumb ass out? I've done my best to search for this particular situation but I'm just not finding answers.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    AccuTune Offroad

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    Drop bracket kit, although not idea, can still have nice Fox coilovers. Do you know which kit it is, and approximately what lift it has?
     
  3. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    whatstcp

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    You can remove it but you need to find stock spindles and a frame with a cross member you can cut out and weld back into your own vehicle.

    But like accutune said, you can still rock Fox and King shocks with a drop bracket lift, just have to get them made for the appropriate DB lift. For leafs you can go alcans and whatnot so you get rid of the blocks
     
  4. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:42 AM
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    reg0928

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    I'm on a 6" Fabtech kit. I was in the same boat. I bought the truck with the DB lift not realizing.

    I used the Fox resi coilovers from the 6" BDS kit. SPC uppers to make sure my alignment is in check. For the rear I used the 5+1 leaf pack that @blackout14 used to offer. Not sure if he still offers it, but the height is pretty much perfect without having to use any blocks.
     
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  5. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    blackout14

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    it is still available but not from me. The company I had makeing them was called ATS Springs in Souderton PA. Give them a ring and ask for bobby and he will know exactly what you want :)
     
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