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HELP. Spacer lowered my truck

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by ArmyTacoGuy, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    ArmyTacoGuy

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    Put a spacer on my right rear and it lowered my truck how do I fail this bad
     
  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Wheel spacer or suspension block? 5 or 6 lug?
     
  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    uhhh more details? are you a 5 lug? dont tell me you put a lift block on a SUA 5 lug :laughing:
     
  4. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Yeah it's 5 lug base model I think I figure it out, my lead springs are under my axel and not on top! It's a blog on the suspension
     
  5. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    That's what I was thinking. If you want to lift it, you need to either put the axle under the leafs or get shackels (not sure if they have those on the 5 lugs) or get lift springs.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    i think they do have longer shackles but im pretty sure they are for lowering lol
     
  7. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Correct. Longer shackles would lower a second genn'er
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    Well fellas I ended up putting shackles on the rear part of the leaf springs and ended up with about 4 inches of lift without effecting the front angle of my axel so I won't tare up u-joints, just gota clean it up a lil, cut of the unessasairy parts of the shackles I chop the exhaust after the hanger cause it was in the way of the leaf spring which them lower, definantly some redneck enjinuity lol rides stuff as a bored! Now suggestions on simple ways to bring the front end up bout 5 inches with out spending damn near 600$
     
  9. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    how did you get 4" of lift with shackles?
     
  10. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    There universal shackles can go about 8 incheses
     
  11. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    do you have pics?
     
  12. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    so wait, you put a lift shackle on your 5 lug? thats not possible...

    unless you put it on the front of the spring :eek:
     
  13. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    yes i would like to see some, pics of what you did along with the truck please
     
  14. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    me too, that has to be special.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    this the only one i got right now, but u can see i just droppes the rear end completely and the bolted it to the schackles not hard only took bout an hour and shackles $20 for total[​IMG]
     
  17. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    your shocks look like they dont have any extension left...:facepalm:

    did you replace them with shocks for lifted trucks or leave them stock?
     
  18. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    yeah i used the stock ones they have about half an inch left in them, thats why i got this post i need to find some longer ones, and figure out a good way to lift the front cheep
     
  19. Jan 20, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    you should never go the cheap way, its cheap now, but expensive in the long run, the other guys might have better advise, i would have waited till it can be done right. GL
     
  20. Jan 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    I wouldn't trust those shackles but that's just me.

    also you're pretty much out of luck on the front end as far as lifting it 5"
     
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