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Question regarding 1/4" Toytec spacer for 1st Gen owners

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by FuTang909Inamo, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Oct 21, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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    FuTang909Inamo

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    Did the spacer correct the driver side lean on your 1st gens? Or are coilovers the only answer for this "issue"? I have an '03 DC by the way.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    It's supposed too but its not guarenteed since everyones truck, add-ons, weight, spring sag and etc is different. I was in the same boat. I debated months over Bilstein 5100 Adjustables, spacers and coilovers. I eventually decided to go with coilovers.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    The 1/4" spacer will give you 1/2" of lift.

    So, if your truck is leaning 1/2" or so - then it'll help.

    Every situation is different and if you have a full tank of gas, it'll lean even more.

    When I had my 96 tacoma, I dealt with the lean for a long time and tried all sorts of differen things to try and correct it. I finally got OME 881 coils up front that actually made it look a lot better.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 2:09 AM
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    Are the OME coils different lengths for the first gens? Or is it just your OE coil sagging from use? Yea my truck is leaning about 1/2" so I guess just slap the spacer on and hope for the best. Thanks Janster
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    The OME coils are not side specific.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    As Chris mentioned - the OME coils are not side specific and they're both the same length.

    I'm not sure why the tacomas lean and I can't comment about the OE coils.

    I installed a Rancho 1.5" lift kit (that was back in 99) and my truck developed the lean after that. I had the Rancho kit on for about 2 years or so before going with the OME coils. For some reason - the OME coils did a better job at preventing most of the lean. Rancho stuff really sucked and shocks wore out quickly & leaked.
     
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