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lifting my truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Vang Toua Moua, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Vang Toua Moua

    Vang Toua Moua [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well i have a crazy idea. wat i wanted to do is to relocate my rear shocks as in welding them on the axle, i want to know how much lift that will give me? then throw some add-a-leafs on that. then for the front i want to put on bilstein 5100 adjustables and add strut spacers with that. has anyone ever done this? i want to know if there would be a down side to this and wat else would i have to do besides these parts. i want to know before i start buying the parts. thank you.
     
  2. GuapOh

    GuapOh Well-Known Member

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    Downside is that you will likely screw up the geometry of the truck in ways that are hard to explain likely resulting in some type of catastrophic failure by doing something such as re-welding the attachment point of the rear shock onto the top of the axle.
     
  3. kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
    I'm pretty sure your not supposed to use 5100's in conjunction with spacers
     
  4. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    OP , why would you want to weld your rear shocks to the axle ?
     
  5. Vang Toua Moua

    Vang Toua Moua [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yeah i read on many other site that it gives problems so i wanted to know more if it would be possible. i havent bought nothing yet so all the help is appreciated.
     
  6. Vang Toua Moua

    Vang Toua Moua [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so i would be able to flip my u bolts around and have them not under the axle.
     
  7. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Why not just do a U bolt flip and get AAL's and extended shocks ?
     
  8. Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    this is just crazy talk.
     
  9. Vang Toua Moua

    Vang Toua Moua [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well i have the 5 lug and it does not look like if i were to flip the u bolt that i would be able to mount the shock back on.
     
  10. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    My bad , I didn't see you had a 5 lugger
     
  11. Vang Toua Moua

    Vang Toua Moua [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yep thats my biggest problem here. so i want some major help if i could lift it more than 3 inch and not put stress on the rest of the stock parts.
     
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