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Is this a spacer lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FATaco, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    FATaco

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    Just purchased this Taco with the lift already on it. Just want to verify that this is a spacer lift on the front? I need to install new shocks on the front end and was curious if I have to go back with the TRD bilsteins that are on it now or can I purchase shocks that are meant for a truck with about 2.5 inches of lift? It currently has 285's on an 8 inch wheel so I assume that the lift is about 2.5 inches from what I've read. Thanks ahead of time for any advice. Oh, and I know everyone is going to tell me to buy a suspension lift but that's not in the budget right now. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Taco4Fish

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    yes its a spacer
     
  3. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    numbah57

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    Yes sir.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    FATaco

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    Thanks guys, so can I just purchase shocks meant for a 2.5 inch lift?
     
  5. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    The_Dude

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    My suggestion would be to lose the spacers and get some coil-overs. If money is an issue...then save up.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats either a Day star, or Procomp spacer lift.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    BirdTRD

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    You would put regular length shocks on that spacer lift. If you're buying shocks anyway, spend a little extra for $200 5100's and lose the spacer lift. The 5100's can be adjusted to 2.5" of lift and your ride will be way better
     
  8. Dec 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    You actually have 2 spacers in there. One coil spacer and one top-plate spacer.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    I wondered about that, thanks for the info!
     
  10. Dec 11, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    May be a stupid question but, if you put the 5100's on will you gain the lift without changing the stock coil-overs? The shocks alone create the lift?
     
  11. Dec 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    The 5100's are a unique shock that is height adjustable. Most shocks are not
     
  12. Dec 11, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Yup, either daystar or pro comp 2.5 inch lift.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    ya the guy that owns the muffler suspension shop had no idea what i was talking about when i asked about the 5100 being adjustable.:laugh:
     
  14. Dec 12, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    if it looks like a spacer.......then well....its a spacer, get rid of it. get coilovers or 5100's at least
     
  15. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    scrappletaco just grabbin gears

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    does anyone have a pic and price for them I just bought a 2011 reg cab 4x4 and would like a little lift. I put the ready lift on my old 09 5 lug and it sucked ass lol
     
  16. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    "Them" being the bilstein 5100's?

    Check out DownSouthMotorsports.com
     
  17. Dec 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    scrappletaco just grabbin gears

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    yep my bad shoulda been more specific
     
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