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spacer lift question...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by CAMZTRD, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Oct 19, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    CAMZTRD

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    i know every talks bad about the spacer lift...but would getting the the front diff drop help at all..? and if there is one...what is the best spacer lift out right now....thanks for the help....
     
  2. Oct 19, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The diff drop cant hurt. It only changes the angle of the axel a little bit. Most spacers are the same, but, get one that isnt made of aluminum.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    A diff drop isn't really necessary unless you go over 3". Why not aluminum? I've had my 1.5" Cornfed coil spacers for quite a few years now with no probs.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2008 at 3:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    David uses a much better grade of Aluminum than any other manufacture. That being said, IMHO, Aluminum shouldnt be used as spacers, or blocks.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2008 at 3:58 PM
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    so who makes a good spacer lift...? also how does the ride change...?
     
  6. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    Toytech makes some great stuff. Adding spacers will make your ride much stiffer as compared to stock and new coilovers.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    is there alignment issues with a spacer lift...?
     
  8. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yes. With any lift you will loose caster the higher the truck is lifted.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    well what i mean is can it be corrected with out a new uca..?
     
  10. Oct 19, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    IIRC, if your lift will be less than 3" you won't need new UCAs, but I'm not too sure about it though. And yes, you will need an alignment afterwards. Anytime you alter the geometry of the suspension you'll need an alignment afterwards.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    It will need to be re aligned, but the caster wont be back to the 2.5 to 3* as stock. It will be close.
    How much lift are you getting?
     
  12. Oct 19, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    toytec 3" front spacer with aal...
     
  13. Oct 19, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Your caster will be reduced down to .5 to .7*, providing that toe is set at 0* and camber is set at 0*
    It will be fine, but may wander a bit.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    ok thanks....one more question...would i be better off i went with the billy 5100's set at 2.5 and a 1" rear block...? would that be a better ride and have less alignment issues...?
     
  15. Oct 19, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The Billies wil have a better ride. For the rear, your better off with an AAL instead of a block.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:21 AM
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    Check out Fat Bob's Garage. Their kit comes with diff drop. I had their 2.5" w/o diff drop, but my truck wasn't level with the AAL I had, so I upgraded to their 3" spacer w/ diff drop. Couldn't be happier! (That's after returning my aftermarket coilovers).
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