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I'm all lubed, and I have a question..with a pic!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 11BSSG, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    11BSSG

    11BSSG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Now that I have your perverted mind's attention (get your damn mind out of the gutter...) I was greasing up my u-joints...minus the elusive front zerk that I was too lazy to get to and I got to looking at the underside of my truck. I bought the truck with the spacer lift already on it. (I know...I know... I'm getting an OME set up as soon as I get the cash....even if I have to sell my body on the streets, first I have to recover from the toolbox, Nerf Steps, and guns that I SO desperately needed for the approaching Zombie Invasion) The spacer that is on there doesn't look to be 3". Am I a ratard (think "The Hangover") or would it not take a 3" metal spacer on top of the coil to give 3" of lift? Seems like simple physics to me, unless the angle of the suspension comes in to play. I have 285/75's and it appears to be a 3" lift in the front and 2" block in the rear. Can any of you super smart, highly intelligent TacomaWorlders help me understand this?

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  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    HondaGM

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    this thread sounds derty:p
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    no. whatever you lift is multiplied by 2. a 1.5" spacer yields a 3" lift IIRC
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:44 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
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  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    yeah, when it comes to lifting math or science or some shit is involved...

    in order to gain 3" of lift, the thickness of the spacer will be 1.5" or close to that...
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    does that apply to the rear as well? I understand these are noob questions, but I am learning. I like to know the science behind WHY something is the way it is. Thanks for the input fellas, I feel slightly less stupid than I did 10 min ago.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    no the only way to lift rear is a by adding leafs to the pack or adding block. whatever size block you get = lift
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    its something to do with angles i think chris4x4 went over in another thread. but i cant begin to explain it
     
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