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I'm Still Confused

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by usctacoma, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jul 2, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma [OP] Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    Okay. So I think I'm ready to put a lift on my truck. But I'm still confused on what I need, and if what I picked out is okay. I want to put this lift on. The toytec spacers for those of your too lazy to click the link. I am goin to college next year and will be doing a lot of highway miles with very minimal offroading. I've heard mixed reviews of spacers, and was just wondering if this would be okay for me. Also, would this be okay with the stock PreRunner suspension?
     
  2. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    Me personally I would suggest the Toy Tec/OME coil spring lift kit for better ride.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    You'll need new UCA's to get your camber fully in spec with a 3" spacer.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma [OP] Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    damnit. thats just what i didnt want to hear. All that means is more money. Oh well. I guess I'll save up and do it the right way and skip the spacers all together.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    Could just get Bilstien 5100's and set them at 2.5" on the front.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    DrRuss

    DrRuss Hard Rock is what U Drive on

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    Saving up to do it "right" is a good plan. The Tacoma is a very capable truck in it's stock configuration. I had to wait until the old suspension was shot and now I can justify the work. For me going with new Bilstien shocks and new coils with new rear reservoir shocks and OME leaf springs will upgrade from original while allowing for 255/85/16s. I may need a little trim but overall it is a reasonable fit. Spacers, body lifts and the like are IMO mere "pretenders" and ultimately you will see the difference when rubber hits the dirt.
     
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