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Spacers or springs???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by matt45648, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    matt45648

    matt45648 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    On the 3" toytec lift, whats the difference?

    Also, will I need anything else?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Spacers either Preload the OEM spring (if installed in the spring pack, and stiffen the ride more), or the lengthen the shock/spring assembly (if installed on the top plate, but will cause excessive wear on ball joints, and possible shock breakage if over extended).

    Springs are either longer than OEM, or have a higher spring rate than OEM, or both.

    In any case, new shocks are recomended for the best ride.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Still trying to decide...:p lol

    I was the same way. I researched for about 3 months before I pulled the trigger. I already talked to you about what I bought and what not so I'll leave it at that. Let us know what you decide.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2009 at 12:46 AM
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    sincitytaco

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    spacer lifts suck because they have a crappy ride and the suspension will top out, in other words slam down and make a thud when you hit hard bumps.
    Springs will be a little bit better, but still no bargain.
    If you are on a budget get the bilstein 5100s, simple as that. They are cheap and ride well from I have heard. Ihave them in the rear and they are pretty good.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    red06toy

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    i have the 2.5 spacers, if you don't mind the choppy ride they are fine. I will be ordering toytec's ultimate lift soon.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    Bearskill

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    I had the Toytec coil spacers. Very rough ride. Granted I had some big ass 33''s as well, but as soon as I went coilovers it was a night and day diff.
     
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