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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DCW, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    DCW

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    I let Toyota dealership talk me into the 3in spacer lift and it went like this. The truck looked good when they brought it out to the customer service area, after that it went doowwnn hill. The ride was stiffer than stock I didn't mind that but it would vibrate to much for my liking at around 20-35 starting and while breaking from 45-50 to stop. I took it back and they told me to let it settle a bit (that didn't work) still vibrated. Let it settle put some more miles on it. ERRRR wrong answer. Took it to Fulbeck Off Road here in Reno and had them take a look at it. They put a carriage drop on it and it was perfect when the mechanic road with me in the truck. Problem solved right, Wrong! I drove it home and on the way stop and go traffic the vib was still there. NOT HAPPY! Took to Toyota and they took it off. Not bashing the spacer lift it just didn't work for me and Toyota gave me a full refund.
    Truck is back to stock and guess what no vibe.

    I am taking it to Fulbeck to get the billies installed this week and set at 1.75 to level it out and the wife is going to buy me 265-75-16 for it. Me a happy guy.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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  3. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    You are way better off with the billy's. Though I did run a spacer lift for a while. It rode fine for me, no vibes or anything. It may have been an alignment issue..
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Shocks are pretty easy to install, but if you don't have a good spring compressor or don't know how to use one you can injure yourself pretty badly...
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    I had 3" spacer on my 07, never had an issue. I have billies on my 2010 set at 2.5 and again...no issues. I like the billies ride better tho.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    I asked the tech and he said that it was well within spec what ever that means.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    I just want it to be level with no vibes.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    I am running spacers too although i'm scared to admit on this forum.:sorry: I did it myself and everything went real smooth, no vibes or anything strange. Ride is not as smooth as stock and nearly as bad as some folks here make it out to be. I only drive on paved road, but do plan to do it the right way when money permits. It would definitely be a lot easier if I wasn't a 5 lugger.:)
     
  9. Jan 8, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    If the alignment was in spec what could cause the vibration? Hope no vibrations with the billies.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    Doesnt sound like a spacer issue to me. Sounds like the normal vibes almost everyone gets when you lift to 3 inches.

    If you lift to the same height again even through other means I bet you still get the same vibes.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    well.......................you have a 50/50 chance to get the vibes with what ever lift you use,so dont be surprised if it does it with the billies.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    I have no vibrations
     
  13. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    I am only putting the billies at 1.75 to level the front with the back. The spacer lift brought it up to 3in in front and a 1in block was added to the rear to level it. From what I have been told the billies will just bring the front up about 2in and the rear will be stock height.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    If you are going to lift it, Why buy stock size tires?
     
  15. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    The stock tires on it are 265/70-16 just want to go up one size bigger to 265/75-16.
     
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