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Pro suspension question

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Foozer, May 5, 2019.

  1. May 14, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    wolfman00

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    sortof stock. 5100s and thats it.
    small spacers like the .25 and .5 inch thick spacers cause no issues. the ones that cause problems are the thick ones. good rule of thumb- if the spacer has its own studs then you probably don’t want it.
    the thin ones are usually used to correct for leans and minor adjustments
     
  2. May 14, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    I guess im trying to figure out what adjustments I need to make to my bump stops, i figure if I'm changing the suspension by 1/2" the bumps will need adjustments?
     
  3. May 14, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    Isn’t “stacking” lift a bad thing? Spacers+coil overs= bad idea?
     
  4. May 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    Does anybody have a straight answer on 1/2" top plate spacers and bumpstops? Bumpstops need adjustments? Has anyone ever heard of someone busting a shock with just a 1/2"?
     
  5. May 14, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    sortof stock. 5100s and thats it.
    I would contact headstrong, or maybe even give camburg a call.
     
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  6. May 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    Never heard of anyone needing to do anything with bumpstops over 1/2”
     
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  7. May 15, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Wouldnt it make sense to add a 1/2" spacer to the bump stop? If I'm moving the suspension down 1/2", add 1/2" to the bump? Am I thinking about this wrong?
     
  8. May 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Yes you’re thinking about it wrong.

    Spacers displace articulation in the front suspension to add lift. It’s not a 1:1 formula.
     
  9. May 15, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    So would a 1/4" spacer be more accurate? Or just leave it with no spacer?
     
  10. May 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    You said you decided! lol Also, when you say 1/2" or 1/4" spacer do you mean the spacer thickness itself or what lift it will provide you?
     
  11. May 15, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    I know!!! I'm paranoid haha, just wanting to make sure I do it right the first time. It will be a 1/2" top plate giving ~.75-1" lift. I want to make sure my bumps will still function properly
     
  12. May 15, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    If you're concerned about bottoming your shocks out before your bumpstops then just get the bumpstop spacers. Install your top plate spacers, install bumpstops with spacers, and cycle your suspension. If you need the spacers, then keep them. If your stock bumpstops are fine, then just sell the spacers on TW for a little less than what you bought them for.

    You're way overthinking this and I understand you don't want to damage your shocks. So get the bumpstop spacers and that's that.
     
  13. May 15, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    No. Spacer. Needed.
     
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  14. May 15, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    MattCowsmasher Sounds like a horrible idea, what time? TTC #0010

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    Why not just put the winch set up on an go from there to decide what size of a spacer to get:notsure:
    Another option may just get a hidden receiver setup an put the winch in a cradle to mount only when needed.:ohsnap:

    Ps beautiful truck :drool:
     
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  15. May 15, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    How do you cycle the suspension?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    compress and extend.

    But trust me and the others that have posted on here, you are overthinking this and making it needlessly complicated. Contact Headstrong, Wheeler's offroad, and maybe someone like accutune to see what they say.
     
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  18. May 15, 2019 at 6:22 PM
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    MattCowsmasher Sounds like a horrible idea, what time? TTC #0010

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    Your welcome
    Curious as to see what route you go :thumbsup:
     
  19. May 15, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    I contacted wheeler's and they couldn't give me a straight answer on if I would need spacers and which sizes with a 1/2" top plate.
     
  20. May 15, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    Then try the others
     

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