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spacer size question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hardin083, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    hardin083

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    I received my front 3" spacers for my 08 tacoma and measuring them they only measure to be 1.75". Does this seem right for a 3" lift? Or is there something i'm missing. Any help is grateful as I want to install in the morning.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    mjp2

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    Think angles. 3" is the overall height, but the coilover is not attached at the end of the lower control arm. A small lift at the attachment point equates to a more substantial difference at the end of the arm.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    thanks makes sense. The lift is now installed, I'll have pics up soon. I got 3.5"s out of it.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    FloridaTaco

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    Hardin, Please post some pics , What part of Florida are you in ??
     
  5. Aug 29, 2008 at 5:45 AM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    Please post the pics. I'm waiting to purchase my lift and can't decide if I want to go with the spacers up front or springs! Come on dude.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2008 at 10:20 AM
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    Do you wheel? If so, and you can afford it, go for springs.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    Oh Six, I see that your from Op. I just got my lift shipped to me this week. I'm going to try to install this weekend. I live off cr209 on Black creek . feel free to drop by and see the results. 904-608-3803 Rick
     
  8. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:14 AM
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    I'm in the Park and Kingsley area. I ordered mine yesterday but it won't be in till Thursday. Do you still have your stock tires on it? I want to see how it looks. BTW, I went with a Toytec lift. Spacers with a long AAL. I will probably go with something bigger in the future but right now I want to start small and see how it goes...Its only $220.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:21 AM
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    the lift you will get from the spacer is double the size of the spacer because it preloads the springs
     
  10. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:25 AM
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    Its double because of the geometry of the "A" arms. The spring is half the distance to the spindle, thus a spacer is going to give 2x's the lift as it is thick, i.e. 1" spacer = 2" lift, and so on. Any lift will yeild the same results regardless if its a spacer, coil over, block of wood, etc. unless the shock is relocated.
    Exactly what mjp2 said.
     
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