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Spindle lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PnoyBOS5, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    PnoyBOS5

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    Hey everyone,

    Well I decided i need a lift and i am going to get this http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/cart/FTS41307.html

    but i want to clarify some things,
    i can buy the spindle lift for 389 for spindles only. but it is good to replace front shocks so i added a pair for 90 bucks. and then it says i should also do the rear, however i dont care i like the bro lean look, so i can skip out on it for now right?

    so in total im going to get the 3'' SPINDLES , & FRONT END SHOCKS then i am good to go or am i missing something?

    thank you all.
     
  2. May 26, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    if you order just the rear shocks, your susp in the rear will not change. the truck will still have some bro lean to it.

    seeing that your truck is a 97, it could prob use some new shocks on all 4 corners. if you got the extra $100 i'd get the rear shocks too
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    ETaco23

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    I thaught with spindle lifts you needed to get extended brake lines??? But not 100%sure on that....
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    thats not fair, spindles for my truck start at like 900 bucks :(
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    muhahh thanks to all especially nelson, you were there last time i posted lifts back in february... so yes this will work out the lift?
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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  7. May 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    good looking out thanks, they dont offer new front shocks only spindles? cuz id like to get new front shocks as well
     
  8. May 27, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    Check out offroadwarehouse, I'm not sure what brand of OE shocks you are looking for.
     
  9. May 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    I've heard and believe nothing good about fabtech. Spend some extra cash and get something thats worth talking about.
     
  10. May 27, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    x2, fabtech is for street queens.

    Definitely go with these spindles much stronger they are plated and not casted like fabtech.



    Edit** they are also casted but they are still a better spindle than fabtech
     
  11. May 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    Thats 1...
     
  12. May 27, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    ok so if i go with doetsch spindles , i should still get new shocks right?
     
  13. May 27, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    yes, no matter what route you go you should replace all 4 shocks. just because they are probably all spent and have no life left in them
     
  14. May 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    x2. You dont want to run a nice, new lift with shitty, worn shocks. And you definitely wouln't want to run just 2 new shocks.
     
  15. May 27, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    great thanks!
     
  16. May 28, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    yeah do new shocks for sure on all 4. You'll regret if you don't
     
  17. May 29, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    great most definately going for 4 new shocks, in the future i plan on lifting the rear. why do shackles cost most than adding a leaf?? also which one of those should i get?

    AAL or Shackles? which one is easier as well hehe thanks
     
  18. May 29, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    go for an add a leaf in the rear. You will get a good ride outta that
     
  19. May 29, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    oh for real? i was reading it said stiffer ride, none the less . i am open to opininons
     
  20. May 29, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    It will be a bit firmer because you are adding force to the springs. It's not going to be crazy stiff where your rear would hop. What type of driving are you mostly using your truck for?
     
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