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Help with small height difference

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ricetacoma, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Jun 19, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    Ricetacoma

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    So I'm relatively new to the truck modification game. I don't off road much, but do love the look of a nicely built truck.

    I put a 2" billet aluminum spacer on the front of my stock TRDOR DCSB to level it. Once I got the truck back, at first look it looked perfectly level (I measured from center hub to bottom lip of fender in front and back for the 2" I came up with). Now after looking I took a tape measure to it again to find that it's about 1/4" higher in the front.

    Is there an easy way to adjust for the difference? I called the shop and they said we could either start over and do a 1.5" spacer or put a 1" block in the back.

    Anyone have any experience with stuff like this?

    (Please no argument on why spacers are bad, etc. I have done my due diligence on research and made my choice accordingly. It does not make my truck ride rough, etc.)

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  2. Jun 19, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    1" BLOCK.
     
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  4. Jun 19, 2017 at 9:29 AM
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    I got the same leveling kit, do your front wheels seem to have a bit of positive camber?

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  6. Jun 19, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    To the eye it may seem that way, the alignment came out really well after the spacer install, so according to the alignment shop it's all good. I think sometimes your eyes can mess with you some after leveling or lifting.

    Just keep an eye on your tires, if they start to wear weird, take it back to the shop and have them look at it.

    I had my spacers installed by a shop, because I'm not very tool-savy and don't have a good place to work. And they said they require an alignment after any height adjusting work on vehicles. So if you installed your own spacers and didn't do an alignment I would have it done asap.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    Ya, had the shop install and everything. Had to take it back cause the steering wheel was crooked.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    Definitely sounds like some alignment issues
     
  9. Jun 19, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    Well its fixed now. Drives straight, ride "might" be a little stiffer, but I like it. I just have yet to take it on a road trip to see if my MPG is hurt.
     

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