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removing a 2" leveling kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by landandsea, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    landandsea

    landandsea [OP] New Member

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    2" leveling kit front end with an extra leaf spring in the rear
    Hi
    I bought a 2005 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 from the USA and need to pass a federal inspection in Canada which apparently means removing the levelling kit! I want to remove it and replace it after the inspection, what is the cheapest and easiest way to do this?
    I see lots of post for putting one in. I don't know the make or model of the kit............as all it looks like is a black composite spacer (2"). The back end had a section of leaf spring which had bent and cracked the other ones so I had to replace them.

    Also if I remove this kit will the 33s I have on it rub and cause problems to the front?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    I think it has to be stock (no modifications at all). The piece that Toyota quoted me was $260 for each side and it would take a week to get here from the east. Too bad about the tires, I've had a horrible time finding 16" rims to buy even......As you can imagine this is adding up really quickly.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    He's not really asking if you have to tell them. He's saying, if you put in a lifting spring instead of a spacer, will that do the trick?
    If you went with an OME coil, they're black just like the stock ones. You wouldn't be able to tell.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    How come they couldn't tell? They are doing an inspection. Also is a lifting spring cheaper than the spacer? Or more available? Thanks
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    I really feel sorry for you guys and the stupid inspections. Move to Oregon.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    If your truck is in good shape you only need the federal inspection once when you bring it into the country. This truck came from Oregon! I actually brought it in Seattle, it was a repo. I'm keeping a spreadsheet of the costs of importing it (if I get over $25 000 I probably would have been better buying here.
    I had a hard time finding a V-6 manual tranny access cab or quad cab so I may have bought prematurely:)
    Thanks for the links SecretSquirrel but I'm a chick not a man.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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