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Spacer/block lift or full suspension?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by goldentaco03, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Sep 3, 2015 at 4:37 PM
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    goldentaco03

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    In short spacers are cheap and suspension is expensive. I've also heard some bad things about spacers. What's the truth?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    U can get spacers that go above the coil assembly, they don't perload the coil. Just another option for ya...
     
  3. Sep 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM
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    I have coil spacers and although it looks nice the ride with preloaded stock springs is pretty harsh... I'll be getting a full suspension in the near future
     
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  4. Sep 3, 2015 at 5:28 PM
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    Yup. il never recommend anybody with a strut spacer lift as theyl cost you more in the long run. Its not that rear lift blocks are that bad but the leafs springs on these trucks are prone to axle wrap and adding blocks makes it worse.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2015 at 9:07 PM
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    NightProwler

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    Yup I can't WAIT to get rid of my spacer/block lift. Has been on since I bought it three years ago and I can't take it anymore. Lol. Just been a struggle to save up for what I need. Everything needs replaced. My leafs are worn. Axle wrap is bad. Rear shock is shot. Think they're oem. Ha. fronts are going too. Clunking pretty bad. Think ima go ome with some new leafs and shackles. Gonna be a world of difference I bet.
     
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  6. Sep 3, 2015 at 9:14 PM
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    Yeah. Stay away from spacers
     
  7. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:21 PM
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    I should add though. when I hit a bump that lifts my front end off the ground, the upper end of the stock knuckle at the ball joint will hit the spring and pluck it like a guitar string. sounds bad but hasn't done any damage. I'm sure a full suspension lift would get rid of this, but I don't plan to go that hard with my truck.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:30 PM
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    I never said it was a problem for me, nor has it ever been a problem. Just a little scary when I first heard it :)
     
  10. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:41 PM
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    Had 2.5" poly spacers, Rode fine. Got 3" billet spacers that you have to compress the coils to put in. And that was literally the worst decision I've ever made. Idk how I havent blown the struts or fenders off my truck yet*knock on wood*
     
  11. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:46 PM
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    Lol, yeah that extra half inch wasn't worh it to get rid of the top plate spacers hu??
     
  12. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:47 PM
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    Hell Nah lol but ya know, every little bit helps to us guys :laugh:
     
  13. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:50 PM
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    Oh I know! I feel ya!
     
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    Can't wait to replace the spacers that came with the truck. The only problem I've had with them so far, is clunking.
    But other than that, no problems.... Yet....
     
  15. Sep 3, 2015 at 11:50 PM
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    One question I have regarding my setup, is I'm wondering if I'm still gonna need to put in some kinda spacer with an ome lift to retain my current lift so I can still clear my 33's..Idk how much lift I have now. Probly 2.5"/3". I'm not even sure what's on the front end of my truck right now. I think there's poly spacers AND a top spacer. Does that sound right? I'll have to take a pic..
     
  16. Sep 3, 2015 at 11:58 PM
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    I cleared mine with just 2.5"
     
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    I'm on 33's right now with zero lift.....I don't have a stock front bumper though..only rubs on the passenger side at full lock when it flexes...I don't think my truck is normal though...everybody says that this is impossible.
     
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    On what wheels??
     
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    Stock Toyota wheels

    IMG_20150822_135036_657.jpg
     
  20. Sep 4, 2015 at 1:13 AM
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    Don't know if they are stock for this truck or not? Been trying to figure a lot of stuff out.
     
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