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"Stacking" lifts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hutch301, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Hutch301

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    Not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but I would like to get y'alls opinion on this, so here it goes. I have a 2011 Tacoma 4 door 4x4. It has a 2.5 inch lift, spacers in the front and blocks in the rear. It's still not quite level yet, little nose heavy still. I'd like to get another inch out of it to get it level. So I was thinking of leaving the current lift on it and getting some 5100's in the front and adjust them to an inch to get that extra lift. What do y'all think? I was told by a guy at 4wheel parts that you shouldn't "stack" lifts. Any ideas on that? Or should I take out the spacers and put 5100's on it, and adjust them to the full 3 inches?
     
  2. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    Bad idea. Lift right the first time.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    That's what I was thinking. Just trying to get 3 inches out of the front. Thanks guys.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Why preload 884's?? Just get 885's...
     
  6. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Real quick guys, what the heck is that [op] next to my name mean? New to this stuff
     
  7. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Nope, 884s and 885s have the same spring rate. The 885s are just taller to provide more lift.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    op wants full 3 inches. unattainable with coils alone


    [OP] = Original Poster / Thread Starter
     
  9. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Yes, it is... any of the adjustable coilovers will get you to 3" of lift, 886's will do the trick also but they'll be stiff as hell (and possibly put you over 3"), Procomp coils will get you there also. There are also custom length coils that, if ordered in the correct length, will get you to 3" of lift.

    If you're not going for adjustable coilovers, 885's with the top plates that come with the Toytec kit will get you to a full 3".
     
  10. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    you just proved what i said ...
     
  11. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Re-read, I just disproved what you said...
     
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    Eh, i cant argue that having not seen 886's on an unarmored taco
     
  15. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    There are better options out there to get to get to 3" of lift. 886's are very stiff, same with the Procomps.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Not enough.
    I know stacking is frowned upon but the only real negative is that you could bottom out the 5100's before the lca's make contact with the bumpstop. Maybe if you move the bumps lower it would help hinder the bottoming out and destroying everything.
     
  17. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    There's no good reason you'd use top plate spacers along with 5100's.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    Not enough.
    Maybe to get the height without the stiffness that you get when you pre load.
     
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    Will just the 5100's give me 3 inches of lift?
     
  20. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    Not enough.
    What he said, the MOST you will see is maybe 2.75"
     

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