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spindle lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kalix, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Oct 29, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    Have a question from a nubie!!!! can you add 4" spindles to a leveling kit on a 12 PreRunner?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    Define "leveling kit."
    If it's a spacer block, no. Just remove the spacer block and run the spindles.
    If it's coilovers, lower the coilovers back down to 0 lift and run the spindless.
    If it's bilsteins, change the ring to the lowest setting (0) and run the spindles.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Why? You are going to have 4"inches from the spindle+the leveling kit. So If you have a 2"leveling kit that will give you 6" lift in the front and your truck will still ride like crap defeating the purpose of spindles. I have my billies set at 1.75 with stock O/R coils and the truck rides nice. A little stiffer than stock but still rides great. Ditch the spacers. You will be happier in the long run. IMHO
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    maxtrac spindles. Allpro expo pack. Billies all the way around.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Are your billies set at 0? And are you still running stock coils and everything?

    Edit: Nevermind, just saw that you were at 1.75"... So you did 5.75" in the front at 4" in the back?
     
  6. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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  7. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    who cares. just do it! put'em in! let us know how it turns out :)
     
  8. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    Ya... I quoted too soon...

    :facepalm:
     
  9. Oct 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    here's another pic you can see how level it looks.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Oct 29, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    It really depends on which spindle you go with as to how much lift you get in the front. With spindles you can keep everything stock in the front.
     
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    I was just gonna ask you for a side shot of your truck... I like it!!! I think I might try my billies at .85 and see if I like a little bit of rake... I do enjoy the fact that they're adjustable so I can kind of adjust it until I like it...
     
  12. Oct 30, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    ok, so im gathering that the front will retain the stock ride and shocks with spindles?? Also what is the best lift for the rear? Not hauling just to keep a good ride.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    the "best" would be up to your definition of best.

    If I was to pick the "best" I would do spring under axle flip with a new leaf pack, shock hoops and external resi shocks.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    Whats the purpose of the remote res shocks if your not doing any wheeling (cont. cycling)? Would blocks and longer shocks retain the stock ride?
     
  15. Oct 30, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    you said the "best" but did not define what you meant so I stated what I thought was "best".

    if you are just driving around town then get a 2" aal and probably a 1" block, longer U bolts, extended 5100's, and extended brake lines.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    More or less yes should be close to stock with the spindles and all stock equipment. I like the all pro standard or expo pack for the back. I have the expo's and don't haul anything. I like my truck to ride as such and when I do put something in the back I don't have to worry about the back sagging. A lot of folks on here like the dakar's. They are kick ass too from what I've read. It all (suspension in general) depends on how much you want to spend. In the end you get what you pay for. Just don't be an idiot like me and do it twice.
     
  17. Oct 31, 2012 at 4:18 AM
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    Thanks for the reply!!! Should I have a problem clearing 33x12.5/18 with 4" lift?
     
  18. Oct 31, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    I am running 295/70/17's. I can rub occasionally on trails. If you don't hit it hard get whatever. If an occasional rub or grind don't bother ya on the trails stay somewhat conservative. If you are airing it out may wanna stay conservative or consider LT. I am also running Nitto terra grapplers. It's an A/T tire so not super aggressive on tread. So to answer your question you may have to do some chopping even a cab mount chop. but you could probably squeeze them in depending on the tire.
     
  19. Oct 31, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    depends on the back spacing. you will probably have to trim some plastic and maybe a cab mount chop. a lot depends on the wheels you run. if you offroad then you will need to trim more.
     
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