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Spacer Lift kits vs Spindle Lift kits

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Socal00711, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Socal00711

    Socal00711 [OP] Member

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    Ok, This is my first post, and yes I am a new member. But have been comming to the sit for awhile. I recently sold my 99' tacoma prerunner and picked up a 06' Tacoma Prerunner SR5 TRD access cab. As the title says, point me in the right direction. I am looking for feedback from members who have 4"spindle lift with 2" rear blocks, and 3" spacers w/1.5 rear blocks. What is the best for the trucks sake. Thanks in advance, and yes I am glad to be a member, alot of great resources and rides...
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    The two kits couldn't be more different. Spindles are pricey, but keep all your geometry and ride stock. They don't hurt the truck or the ride, in any way.

    Spacers are cheap, and depending on the type, they either make the ride very stiff, due to preloading the spring while still using stock shocks, which are not designed for stiffer springs, or they extend the stock shocks, rendering the bump stops useless, and leading to ball joint damage at fool droop.

    As for the blocks, those lead to axle wrap. An add a leaf would be a much better option for the rear.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    07tacos

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    Hey Im in the same boat. I have 2" spacers on the front and AAL on the rear. I have bilstein all around as well. I have some sag in the rear especially when accelerating.I want to level out with blocks what size would you recommend? Ive read that some will do 2" spacers in the front and 2" block in the back and I noticed other will do 2" in the front and only 1" in the back. I dont get which set up is better.

    Also if you arent doing mad offroading but are shooting for a nice look does it really damage (axel warp) your truck that much if you use blocks?

    thanks and sorry not trying to steal thunder from OP
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    Cortland

    Cortland THIS IS AMERICA!!!

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    Get spindles, I have the Camburg 4" Spindles and LOVE THEM!
     
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