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Need 1 inch up front

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by saweetlou, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Dec 4, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    saweetlou

    saweetlou [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Now Please Im not looking to get blasted here Im just asking a question, just tell me if you think this is a good Idea or a Bad Idea. I need 5/8 to an inch lift for my front wheels to stop rubbing the wheel wells when i turn, so I looked at the struts and there is close to an inch of the 3 studs sticking up, So my thought is what if I stick some washers under each stud to gain the lift I need. Theoretically thats the same as a lift kit is. Again just asking Good or Bad.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    bilstein 5100's.....sorry what was the question?
     
  3. Dec 4, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    TheBlarneyStone

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    That's what she said.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    TacoIII

    TacoIII Mr. Boombastic

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    damn beat me to it
     
  5. Dec 4, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    At least put proper spacers up there.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    NegroTundra

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    Your washer idea is no good. Your right in that it will likely accomplish your goal, but damn, I wouldnt want to drive the thing knowing my extra inch was half ass! The top plate needs to have full contact with the coil bucket in order to achive maximum functinality and safety.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    pudge151

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    no washers man. bet bilstein 5100 and sent them at .85" you will gain about an inch in all the right places
     
  8. Dec 4, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    or if your on a budget two top plate spacers and longer studs. shouldnt be much, but if you wanted to upgrade the shock get some billies
     
  9. Dec 4, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    saweetlou

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    Ok Thanks for the info Guys, like I said it was just a thought and at the time it seemed like a good idea.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Flash1034

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    Don't we all...

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