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Leveling Kit Math Check

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Heaton830, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Jan 30, 2014 at 6:33 AM
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    Heaton830

    Heaton830 [OP] New Member

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    Hey everyone...new to TW but have been reading endless posts on leveling and lift kits, if I missed one covering my question, my apologies.

    I've got a broken Driver side leaf spring on my 07 Base 4x4 but was planning on leveling the truck anyway so i figured I might as well do both at the same time. I measured the hub to fender distance and it's about a 2" difference on both sides. Is the following math correct:

    Standard leaf springs (0" rear lift) would require a 2" Front lift. (could do spacers)

    Heavy duty leaf springs (2" rear lift) would require a 4" front lift?? (would require basically new everything up front)

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Jan 30, 2014 at 7:01 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Replace the springs first then go from there. Every truck is different and your math will be off anyways because you are not taking in account the wear/tear and sag of your current springs vs. new replacement.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2014 at 7:55 AM
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    Heaton830

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    that makes a lot of sense...thanks for the advice and the quick response
     
  4. Jan 30, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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    For the front you should stay à 2.5 in. maybe 3 in. of lift but no more than that just to avoid future problems with your CV joints.
     

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