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Lift blocks require extended brake lines?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2011TacoBeav, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    I've been doing some looking around and I'm wanting to put a lift block in the rear for my Taco as I'm not planning on towing or carrying large loads... (hence my avoidance of AALs)

    I'm curious to know at what point to I need to extend my rear brake lines with respect to different size lift blocks? 1", 1.5"?

    Any help would be awesome and let me get that much closer to gettin my perfect for me!
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    OZ-T

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    No , you don't need them with a 1" or 1.5" block

    ps blocks suck
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    agreed on blocks sucking and no your fine, i have a 3" lift out of my leaf pack and have stock brake lines and im fine
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    This is with my OME Dakars , still have slack in the stock lines

    The Dakars lifted the rear of my truck 2 3/4"
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    beautiful truck man super clean!
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply btw!
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    blocks suck in general, offroad and on the street and they reduce your leaf pack's life super quick, AAL is a good solution but new leaf packs arent that much more expensive than AALs. i believe the icon AAL is 115, all pro leaf packs are like 350, not sure about OMEs but a whole new leaf pack would be best i think
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    AAL will be better than a block
     
  9. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    I figured that a block would be far inferior to a new leaf pack. Honestly was worried that an AAL would cause the suspension to significantly stiffin...

    ps rcfreak201.. your ride is supreme!! looks so good!
     
  10. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    i dont know much about AALs since ive never ran one but i just know blocks give you a harsh ride..thanks man!
     
  11. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    I just installed the Icon AAL kit in mine and I'm blown away by the ride. Reminds me of a cadillac, with my Fox 2.0s in the rear, it feels perfect :)
     
  12. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Brian would you recomend doing a shock upgrade then? How large was your AAL... I'm only wanting like 1.5" out of mine
     
  13. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    Icons a 1.5" lift. It recommends removal of overload leaf, but I ended up putting it back in because my back was considerably lower than my front that is cranked for 2.5". The Icons flex VERY nicely, and they're pretty soft. The shocks keep em in line on the rough stuff. I don't know how they would do under a load though. Haven't loaded it down yet but I imagine the rear will sag with more than a couple hundred pounds.

    My rear shocks are extended travel Fox's that I bought with fronts as a package. I would highly recommend them. I bought them through downsouth motorsports.


    Edit: Look through my gallery and you can find some photos of my setup. I'm on my phone so I can't easily post them.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    So you kept the stock shocks? or did you go with an icon shock?

    hows your stance? I'm thinking of going bilstein 5100 in front maxed at 2.5" and i like the stock rear rake so i would like to keep that...
     
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    Heres my stance. I am level, maybe even just a tad nose high still. If you want to keep the stock rake, bring the back up the same amount as the front.

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  16. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    eh... im thimkimg that stance dominates the stock... to me it looks like nose down a hair.

    very clean rig man!
     
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    Thanks! It probably looks nose down because I have the wheel cranked over. It is a tad nose high, but only really noticeable if you're looking for it.

    Whereabouts are you in Oregon? I'm a native (and still run my plates :) )
     
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    I just moved to Clackamas from Lake Oswego about a month ago. Still running your plates? Are you in SD or something for the military?
     
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    Sacramento, yes, Coast Guard. I'm from Astoria, but I roam around the west side of portland frequently when I'm there.
     
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    How far west? I've been looking for places to take the truck. I only know of browns camp really. but i don't even know if they let trucks off road there... last time i was there i was a kid on a motorcycle haha
     
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