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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacoma414, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Im still not sure what this is, i bought the truck like this, i know its bilsteins front and back, but the front has spacers, need help.......

    thanks guys

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  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    those are the stock blue and yellow bilsteins (i.e stock shocks) and a spacer lift

    bilsteins 5100 are silver
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    heres the picture of the front not sideways sorry

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  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    yes they are stock coils and a spacer lift probably leveling kit or 3 inch
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    oh alright so its a 3" on the front and stock in the back? is there anything i can do to loose the space and keep the lift with those shocks? or just buy coil overs
     
  6. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    I dunno about the rear (you didn't post pics) I'm sure there is something, AAL maybe or blocks (however I'd think you'd notice blocks)

    If you remove the spacer you will have no lift

    You either need Bilstein 5100s, lift springs, new coilovers, or some sort of combo springs/shocks
     
  7. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Yeah I was looking at coil overs, I'm just going to save up and get kings, with the kings can I get this look but with no spacers and for it to ride smooth both on dirt and city?
     
  8. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    If I didn't know any better I would say you have both an over the coil and under lift spacers. If it were me I would lose one or the other, running two seems a bit extreme.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    sorry its blurry, but is that the pic you wanted?

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  10. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    and what do you mean loose one or the other, the coil or the spacer?
     
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    not quite...though you do have the stock rear shocks....

    how many leafs are in the leaf pack out back?

    3 = stock leaf pack
    4 = TSB recalled leafs
    4+ = AAL

    thick block = block
     
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    check where the leaf springs sit on the axle for the block..
     
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    he thinks you might have two spacers, sorta looks like it

    I think you just have a leveling kit because the spacer looks a little small
     
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    It's the stock leaf springs
     
  15. Mar 19, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    There are two types (at least) of spacer lifts. One is the soft squishy spacer on top of the spring and the other is the black aluminum spacer near and on top of the spring. The soft spacer increases the firmness of the ride and will require a spring compressor to remove. The black aluminum spacer can be removed fairly easily and does not require any special tools. The reason I said you may want to lose one is because of all the strain you put on the ball joints with the high angle of your control arm. There are at least 100000 million opinions on whether spacers lifts should be used or not and which spacer lift is better. You will go blind trying to read them all. I run the hard spacer on top for many reasons. either way, removing one is not an emergency and you can research your options in the mean time.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    So if I remove the soft one my truck will ride better?
     
  17. Mar 19, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    And why do you run the hard spacer? I like the lift but won't it level out if I take out the soft spacer? It will be a couple months before I get the king coil overs, I just don't want to mess up my truck and have to spend all my money fixing it Instead of fixing it and waiting longer for the kings
     
  18. Mar 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    Taking either spacer out will lower the front of the truck some. My guess is that you have about an 1 1/2 lift with the solid spacer and I have no idea how much your getting out of the soft spacer. These truck new are lower in the front than the back quite a bit. Look for a stocker and you will see the rake, front to rear. Removing the soft spacer will soften up the ride. Removing the hard spacer will do nothing to the ride quality but it will lower the front end. Your truck looks high in front anyway and thats with no load at all in the back. If you load the truck your lights will blind oncoming cars.
     
  19. Mar 19, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Yeah I'll take put the soft spacer, that helps a lot, I already do blind people, but Ill aim my beams down more, it's stock in the back, should I not touch the rear end? Or how should I go with making it smoother? It's smooth as is but would kings in the back be way better? And should I get camburg a arms for the the front? Is that the best set up?
     
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