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Lowering X Runners

Discussion in 'X-Runners' started by GAmtber23, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    GAmtber23

    GAmtber23 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got a buddy I work with who has an '05 X Runner. He's currently running a spring compressor type device.. ha I've never seen anything like it until his. It's to something you can get from autozone that compresses or extendes the front springs, yeah sounds sketchy. On the rear he's running a reverse block. Well he's been having some real bad issues as I suspsected he would before he put it all in hah. Anyway does anyone know the best set up under $1,200 to lower it in a more safer and less destructive way? He's been looking at airbags for the rears, but what would you run up front? Can you buy shorter springs for up front that are a tad bit stiffer that you could use in conjuntion with with the oem coilover? I've done quiet a bit of research on lifting our trucks but no clue for lowering. Thought I'd save some time by posting it up, so sorry if this has been answered. Lemme know what you all think please
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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  3. Oct 21, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    Very cool, any idea if you about the lowering springs? Would you just swap them out with OEM and be good?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    Kelson

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    go on Xrunner underground. good info there

    basics:

    1.75" Drops
    -Sittin sic drop coils around $300. uses shorter, stiffer spring on stock strut. blocks or composite leafs out back.
    -SOS Drop Spring perches. $300 (The tundra racing link posted above) ride is very similar to stock. blocks out back
    -C2C Spindle Spacers. No longer in production. Camber problems as well.

    3" drops
    DJM front Upper and Lower control arms. Very Hard install. 3" front, 3" or 4" rear. with 4" rear drop, you must notch the frame. Prices Vary on kit options.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    Sittin Sic

    This pic is with 18" wheels.

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  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    C2C Spindle Spacers. No longer in production. Camber problems as well

    Ive had no camber problems
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    Or Bagged
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  7. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Hell yeah thanks ya'll
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    I have the complete Sittin Sic kit like Coupe the only challenge atm is getting ahold of the guy who runs the company.

    If your buddy is interested I'd suggest checking this thread on XRunner Underground. An X owner is sellin his never installed track kit for $1100 with rear QA1 12 way adjustable shocks. Track kit is the best one as it includes front and rear sways which makes for a whole new truck.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Everything but boost =[
    i knew someone who cut a whole coil and put 3 inch blocks in the back, not too bad for a 30 dolla drop !
     
  10. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    just bolt the front wheels to the frame.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    how was the ride?
     
  12. Nov 3, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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    Everything but boost =[
    idk, i didnt ride in the truck with him. but i asked he said it felt the same
     
  13. Dec 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    is that a custom kit or is it made for tacoma
     
  14. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    Which one..?
     
  15. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Wait! So your friend is using a spring compressor to lower his ride as in he compressed his springs and just left it on there :eek:
     
  17. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    who said that^^
     
  18. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    Can't you rent spring compressors at autozone?
     
  19. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    yep. i can imagine this would work, kinda, but i wouldnt trust it going over 5 mph with that kind of setup.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    I wouldn't even put the weight of the vehicle on the springs with them compressed. I'm wondering if this is what the op's friend did or if there is something else he used.
     
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