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ome coils with 2.5inch spacer

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by socal19, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Jun 7, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    socal19

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    Hey guys I just wanted to know will it be safe to run ome medium coils with a 2.5inch spacer I think the coil will give me about 1 to 1.5 inches will it be safe and will I need to replace anything major to make this happen???? Will I need new ball joints ect.......


    Thanks for responding anld helping me out
     
  2. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    If you're talking about a spacer that goes INSIDE the coil assembly...then....Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

    The coilover strut won't be able to handle the pressure. I've seen guys do this (many years ago) and the weld on the strut where the coil sits on - will break. Besides that - It's hard enough compressing the stock coils to get spacers in. Trying to compress an already stiff lift coil to put a spacer in will be downright dangerous even for a wall mount coil compressor. Don't do it!!
     
  3. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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  4. Jun 7, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    But are the spacers that go on top of the assembly ok? You know, the ones that bolt to the top of the assembly then bolt to the mount.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    You would be much better off to just install a set of 5100's set at 2.5". Less hassle and less stress on all the involved components.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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  7. Jun 8, 2009 at 4:53 AM
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    you mean a Top-Plate spacer?

    best advice: NOOOOO. dont put two lift components together on the same strut. you will break somehting and end up paying the price, which you could have spend lifting it correctly in the first place.

    you dont have to buy 5100s.. you could just take out the spacer, and get OME springs, find one item that lifts the amount you want, the more you stack on there, the bigger chace you have at ruining somehting. and youll regret it.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    Dude.. i have a 3" coil space from toytec w/ OEM coils and i have noooooo problems. Rides like a dream, im very please.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    OME = Old Man Emu....NOT OEM
     
  11. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    He might mean he has the OEM = Original Equipment Manufacture springs, I take it.
     
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