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Lowering a TRD D-Cab Pre-Runner??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by gegundez, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Oct 30, 2007 at 10:53 PM
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    gegundez

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    I was going to install my ReadyLift coil spacers this weekend when my s.o. said the truck was already too high. Anybody lower the rear end to match the front??
    I searched this forum and did not find. Help and advice would be appreciated.
    Note: I need to keep stiff Bilsteins for hauling heavy stuff once a month @ 700 pounds.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2007 at 11:03 PM
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    wat?
    i'm sure that a simple lowering block would work.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2007 at 11:54 PM
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    How high is too high? I think it would be easier to lift the front than it is to drop the rear.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2007 at 10:20 AM
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    lowering and and heavy hauling don't mix
     
  5. Oct 31, 2007 at 11:32 AM
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    wat?
    i towed a 19' bass boat w/ my lowered 4cyl s-10...so its all possible. and raising the front isnt gonna get what he needs, b/c then the doors will be even highter than they already are. if u got like a 2" lowering block, it'd work. then like the lifting, u'd have to worry about axle wrap and parts out of alignment.
     
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  7. Oct 31, 2007 at 7:50 PM
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    Interesting... Though I don't want to lose the ability to jump over stuff. (I hope LEO isn't reading this). :eek: I guess that I am going to try and go with a 1" block for now. So I can easily remove if I need factory work done. Does anybody recommend where I can get one of these lowering blocks?
     
  8. Oct 31, 2007 at 8:07 PM
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    autozone or any parts store should have a 1" block kit for under 20 bucks
     
  9. Nov 4, 2007 at 6:50 PM
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    Please let me know if you find a lowering kit for a double cab pre-runner. I've always had more desire to lower trucks rather than raise/lift them. I am having trouble finding anything thing for the tacoma, but there is already a ton of kits for the new Tundra.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2007 at 6:57 PM
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    wat?
    thses guys have a lowering kit for the front, and any block will work in the rear...i havent seen any kits to flip the leafs yet...Front drop...check under suspension on the left side
     
  11. Nov 12, 2007 at 4:05 PM
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    ummm a block is only going to lift the rear on a truck with the spring over axle configuration...
     
  12. Nov 12, 2007 at 7:25 PM
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    wat?
    but arent our springs under the axle?
     
  13. Nov 13, 2007 at 4:48 PM
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    hmmm thought they were all over axle except the non pre-runner 2x4's if they are spring under I'll feel like a jacka$$ for sticking my first gen nose in a 2nd gen thread lol
     
  14. Nov 13, 2007 at 5:15 PM
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    wat?
    actually, u may be right about the springs over the axle...i'm at work and cant go look. but if the blocks wouldnt work, why would coast2coast say to use a block for the rear?
     
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    1st gen tacoma the spring is over so a block wouldnt work it would lift it dont know about the 2nd gen tacos if the spring is over the only way i know is a flip kit like you have to do to a ford ranger to lower it
     
  16. Nov 14, 2007 at 1:35 PM
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    well as I stated i dont know diddly about 2nd gens I was just presuming them to be same setup as 1st gens... where the 4x4's and pre-runners are over axle and the 2wd mini truck is under axle.. thats where the height difference comes from since they all use the same springs
     
  17. Nov 17, 2007 at 6:04 PM
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    It is the same, spring over axle. Blocks will only raise it.

    I, too, am looking for a semi-cheap way to lower the rear. I like the front height where it is but if I can't find a solution I like, I'm going with Bilstein 5100's in the front to even it out.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2007 at 7:25 PM
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    wat?
    maybe the x-runners have them under axle....speak up xers!!
     
  19. Nov 17, 2007 at 8:31 PM
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    that would make since ... the 1st gen 2wd five lugs were under axle... only way i would think to lower the X that far
     
  20. Nov 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM
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    I just got a block kit from EBAY, it should arrive in a week. I just need to lower the rear about 1 inch or maybe an 1.5 inches. I bought some used 18x9 Moto Metal wheels and looking to put some 285/60/18 Toyo tires ASAP.
    I am selling my READYLIFT coil spacers NIB where should I post them for sale?
    Take a look here and scroll to the bottom of the page http://www.readylift.com/products/sfID1/3
     
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