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opinion on 3" strut spacer

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jarroddorraj, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Mar 25, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    jarroddorraj

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    Was wondering if anyone had any experience w/ the 3" strut spacer sold at fatbobsgarage.com. Only cost $89 for the front and is bolted in place. No need to compress the springs, says it will retain the factory ride. I was wondering what kind of stress this would put on the rest of the suspension components. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have a 06 prerunner so no differential problems.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Never heard of them, but looking at the pics on the site,

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    I would say that they do not look as stable as my Ready lift. It's a solid 2.25" spacer. I payed 190 plus tax at a local shop. Ride is same as stock, except higher. Wish could be even higher, but that will take some other moding to suspension. So I will wait till I can do it right...

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  3. Mar 25, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    Toytec is another popular one. I've heard that spacers that go above the strut assembly can cause problems, but I have no solid evidence to back that up.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    does anyone know of a solid 3" spacer that mounts above your strut assembly; or have any proof that mounting a spacer there would cause any problems
     
  5. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:07 PM
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    I believe EZ-Lift makes one like this.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    You are much better off installing a spacer within the coil assembly.

    Mounting a spacer of that size above the strut assembly will cause problems. Your steering knuckle will come in contact with the coils because the upper a-arm is at such an extreme angle. You might also totally max out your strut on uptravel.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    Last I checked above the strut spacers were safe and kept factory ride. this is not a challenge, just want to make sure that my spacers are not ruining my ride.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    my 2.5" came w/ u pieces for each side....one for the top of the coils and one above the assembly
     
  9. Mar 26, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    jarroddorraj

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    jhodge83: so you don't have a spacer in your coils
     
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