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help with preload spacer

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yotaboy, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    yotaboy

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    im not sure about these spacers just the 6 inch lift kits,but how thick or inches can i use for a preload spacer,dont wanna put any on top that will cause the uca`s to drop closer to the coils so any obama ideas.thanks
     
  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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    :confused: Not exactly sure what you're asking, but knowing what lift you already have would be helpful....
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:20 AM
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    i bought this 1997 p.o.s for a woods truck my trucks got the 6 inch lift kit,but i need to know how many inches can i use for a perload spacer so i can slap these boggers on this beast
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    what kind of lift? 6" suspension drop bracket? or is it like a combination of body and suspension?
    If its a 6" drop bracket lift like a fabtech or something then you can probably go with about 2" additional before too much CV issues arise.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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    no thats on my other trucks i got the real lift for im talking about this junk box i just bought for a woods/hunting truck theres a limit for preload spacers i got these spacers here that measure out at 2 1/2 thats preloading the spring alot i dont know what preload spacers are in measurements
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 4:37 AM
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    If the spacer is 1" thick, that'll give you 2" of lift.

    A rule of thumb for 4WD trucks is not to exceed 2.5" of lift using preload spacers ( 1.25" spacer thickness).

    It all depends on your current setup - and in a nutshell - you need to watch your axle shaft/CV angles.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    ok for max lift......6 inch lift...3 inch body lift (or custom make a larger body lift) 3 inch spacer lift total of 12 inches of lift up front unless you custom make a larger body lift). as for the rear end get creative. shackles blocks AAL.

    good luck :(
     

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