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spindles + coilovers??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dabighi, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. dabighi

    dabighi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so im lookin at total chaos' site and they now make a pair of 3.5" lift spindles for the 2nd gen tacos. they say that these can be paired with aftermarket coilovers for up to 6" of lift. hows this possible dont really understand it. are there any negatives to doing it? like crappy alignment, destroying bushings or links at a faster rate?
     
  2. 1BlkT

    1BlkT Mod'n on a Budget

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    It's definitely possible. I mean I have the Allied's combined with a Bilstein Coilover. It gave me about 6.5'' of lift up front so I've since then adjusted the coilovers down so there isn't as much of a rake. I'm not really sure how to explain how it works but there are more knowledgeable people on here that will chime in.
     
  3. jhodge83

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    wat?
    from what i understand....the lift spindles lower the tires toward the ground, while keeping all the hookups and connections at stock. then the coilovers lift it like it would a stock vehicle. the lowering spindles on other vehicles work the same way by raising the tires and keeping everything else stock
     
  4. TRDATER

    TRDATER MASTER KNUCKLE BLEEDER

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    Spidle lifts are very common on 4x4 and 2 wheelers they drop the location of the spindle , this elimates the need to lower control arms. You can combine the two, i would check angles after adjustments,
     
  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Cant run a spindle lift on the second gen. 4x4's. There is no place for the front shafts to pass thru. :)
     
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    TRDATER MASTER KNUCKLE BLEEDER

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    As long as lowers would be dropped with crossmember it is possible for a spindle lift,
     
  7. mjp2

    mjp2 The Lost Mod of Akalabeth Staff Member

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    Methinks your geometry is off.
     
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    TRDATER MASTER KNUCKLE BLEEDER

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    All 6 inch generation 2 lifts are drop spindles with new lower control arm cross members.
     
  9. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Lift spindles have no provision for the front drive shafts to pass thru. You can put the lowers whereever you want, the drive shaft cant pass thru a hole that does not exist. :confused:
    Methinks I agree with you.
     
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    OK, now thats different from what the OP was talking about. He was talking about the 3.5" lift spindles. Yes, 6" spindles have a provision for the front shafts.
     
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    I spent the time to do this so I'm posting it anyway. :p The red line is pretty much where the front axle would be.
    TacomaSpindle2.jpg

    So yeah, spindle lift + Gen 2 + 4x4 = outa luck.
     
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    Why are spindles so expensive when they look so simple? arent they like $700?
     
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    The truck in question is a prerunner not a 4 by like chris commented on the spindles, no 3.5 drops will not work on a 4x4 obviously.
     
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    to help solve any confusion on whether these will work on a 4x4 or not...

    direct from the TC website:

     
  15. mjp2

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    Probably closer to $1000. They're expensive for several reasons:
    1. Development time
    2. Cost of manufacturing & materials
    3. They're a critical component so a lot of the above goes into them

    Look at the prices of upper control arms and you'll wonder the same thing about the price, but all you have to do is break once and you'll find the expense is worth it.

    But even after upgrading it's important to remember that nothing is unbreakable. :eek:
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    (not my truck, but he mangled his Allied spindles on the same trip I broke my UCA)
     
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    I bet that was expensive.
     
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    That was a costly day, but a hell of a lot of fun! :D
     
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