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Need lift advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by whiteknight303, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    whiteknight303

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    Is there a difference between coil spacer lifts, and strut tower spacer lifts? Im really trying to decide what lift setup im going to go for, but theres way too many out there... I want something that doesnt make my truck handle like a cheap whore, and that gives me good on/off road performance. Around 2.5-3 inchs, preferabley no blocks, and a kit that has everything i need (dif drop, centering bolts, etc). Might go with new coilovers, but im kind of on a tight budget. I have an 01 double cab by the way. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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    The in coil spacers are junk and they give a harsh ride from what Ive seen, the top of coil spacer like a billet spacer is alright, just depends how high your going, on a 4x4 i wouldnt recommend anything above 2.5 in the front, 3 inches is pushing it with the cv angle even with the diff drop, at 3 inches on mine with a billet spacer my suspension at full travel the upper balljoint actually touched the coil spring splitting the boot
     
  3. Nov 11, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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  4. Nov 11, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    True they both suck haha go with a coilover lift!
     
  5. Nov 11, 2008 at 4:43 PM
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    or OME. ;)
     
  6. Nov 11, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    I've spent the last little while reading that TTORA thread start to finish. Any and all valuable info in that thread took a back seat to the 2nd to last post(post#108). What a waste of time.
    http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110876&page=4&highlight=spacer+lifts
     
  7. Nov 11, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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  8. Nov 11, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    ouch... well can i run ome coils on stock struts?
     
  9. Nov 11, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    You can, but the ride wont be very good. Run OME coils with OME springs for the best ride.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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  11. Nov 11, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    Looking at his post history, I think he may have had some issues with Neubs, but who knows.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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    Yeah, he did have a problem with me, but oh well. I am here to help people out (the best that I can anyway) and be part of the community and NOT flame other members. I don't claim to know everything and I have actually learned a lot from older members such as you Chris. I am not sure if you realize it but you inspired me to push for the TSB AAL. Without this forum, and your wise recommendation, that product may have never been developed. I have been to many forums and I can proudly say that TW has the most genuine, kind, fun members of any forum.

    To the OP, here is some very good basic information that I hope you will find helpful: (sorry to reference another forum but I have not found such a comprehensive unbiased post anywhere else)

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t189215.html

    I am a fan of the adjustable coilovers. For the Win. :)
     
  13. Nov 12, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    Well said, Buddy!
    And thank you! :proposetoast:
     
  14. Nov 12, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    if i get some ome coilovers with the 882 spring, do i need to do anything to decrease my cv/ball joint angles. It says the 882s will lift about 2.5-3 ".
     
  15. Nov 12, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I think you will be fine. FWIW, the OME's are not coilovers per se, they are a shock spring combo. :)
     
  16. Nov 12, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    does anyone know where you can get the ome shocks and springs as a combo, because the site is hella confusing...
     
  17. Nov 12, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    I dont think they are sold as a package, but you can try Wheelers Offraod.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    should i go with the firm shock or the comfort shock with the 882 springs? will the firm shock and the 882s be to firm together?
     
  19. Nov 12, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Most of the people I know have gone with the comfort shocks.
     
  20. Nov 12, 2008 at 9:16 PM
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    but i have a double cab.... and i i dont want it to sag too much..
     
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