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Spacer Lift Ride Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by stikkimikki87, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Apr 27, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    stikkimikki87

    stikkimikki87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is there anyone on here who thinks that the spacer lifts ride just fine? Im just curious, because i see EVERYONE on all of the forums saying dont do the spacer lift its too stiff. Well I had one forever, i have installed at least 30 on tacomas and never heard a complaint, nor a complaint on the other 100 or so ive installed on random other trucks. Just curious if anyone else doesnt mind the ride quality of the spacers?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Top load, or Pre load spacers?
     
  3. Apr 27, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    stikkimikki87

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    i was really referring to the toytec combo but any will do...
     
  4. Apr 27, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Any spacer that goes into the spring/shock combo, is adding Pre load to the spring, thus increaseing the spring rate. When the rate is increased, the ride will firm up. Alot of these spacer lifts pre load the spring, and give it near 700# spring rate. Considering stock on a second gen is 540#, thats pretty significant.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    stikkimikki87

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    Yes, I know how it works. I was just wondering if anyone didnt complain about it.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i hated mine...but im not sure if it was the spacer or shock or coil...

    i had an unknown brand top plate spacer...coupled onto some worn out rancho struts...and stock v6 coils
     
  7. May 1, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    I have the Revtek and I didn't really notice any difference from stock, except of course being 3" higher in the front and 1.5" rear.

    I'm getting coilovers within a year, not because I don't like the Revtek but because the coilovers can take more abuse.
     
  8. May 2, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    easttexascat

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    I just installed the ToyTec 3" spacer on mine a few days ago and I love the way it rides. A little firmer than stock, but still a nice ride. I think it still rides better than my stock 07 Z71 I traded for the taco.....A lot of my driving is done on unpaved roads. To me, it feels just right....
     
  9. May 2, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    stikkimikki87

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    well thats nice to see, personally i know that they ride fine with a good alignment because ive driven at least 100 of them. It just makes me wonder why there is this whole "spacers are bad!" attitude on the forums....
     
  10. May 2, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    I think a lot of people hate the spacers because they wear out stuff quicker. I personally love mine, got me 3" of lift. I am switching it to a pro comp stage 1 just because I want to be higher than all the other 2nd gen taco's in this town that have the same lift I do right now.
     
  11. May 3, 2009 at 5:08 AM
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    I have a 2.5" spacer lift on my 06 DC TRD and I love it. It rides just a well as it did prior and looks excellent. I have taken it off roading as well and NO problems. Here is the kicker, I just bought a FULL set of Bilstein 5100's, so my 3 month old spacer is probably going to go but I have NO complaints. In fact, if I had not needed new shocks, I would keep it.
     
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