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new lift?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bgdeer1, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Dec 8, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    bgdeer1

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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    I recently lifted my 03 prerunner with a 2.5 spacer up front and a 3 inch shackle in back. Its getting old, rides like a boat, just not happy. Thinking about getting 5100's all around. Would it be possible to put a spacer on the 5100;s up front?
     
  2. Dec 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    you might be able to get away with a 1" spacer since your a prerunner, but steering wise i think thats about it. could be wrong though and stacking lifts is sort of looked down upon. I wouldn't go with more than a 1/2" spacer and billies
     
  3. Dec 8, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    yeah im thinking about taking the shackles off or dropping it a notch or 2 cuz it rides like crap over bumps in the back and just getting 5100 up front keeping back. would i need new springs for the new shocks? or keep my stock springs
     
  4. Dec 8, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    if its riding as bad as u say it is u should definitly replace the entire spring/strut setup it would be worth it in the end. hows the arch of ur leaf springs?
     
  5. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    well with the shackles in back it causes alot of stress.. there starting to arch downward.. i believe its because i have the shackles set to the highest lift possible.. if i were to lower it, it would take some of the stress of the shackkles on to the shocks = alittle smoother ride?
     
  6. Dec 10, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    maybe a bit smoother but itll probably just put off the inevitable a little longer is all. if theyre starting to arch downwards youd definitly benefit from a new leaf pack, even if u removed the shackles and went with an AAL that again would only prolong the life of the stock leafs a little longer but still not give u the smooth ride your after.
     
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