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Stock struts and springs vs Trd blistein struts and springs??????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Taco Man 06, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Jun 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Taco Man 06

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    Hey guys I just scored a set of TRD Blistein struts and springs. I am wondering if when I install these on my 06 dbl cab will they make it sit a little higher then just plain stock ones. They are off a 09 TRD dbl cab or should I add a set of spacers? Also what is a good kind of spacers to go with. Thanks
     
  2. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    They wont add lift. Best thing for lift is new coils and shocks.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    Welcome to TW.

    Most folks here will try to steer you away from spacers....me included.

    Why lift a $25,000 truck with a $100 piece of metal?
     
  4. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Taco Man 06

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    Ok will they give me a different ride then stock. I feel a little stupid now I already bought them.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    They may be a littel more firm.....if at all.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    didnt know there was a certain amount you have to spend on a lift:confused:
     
  7. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    If they are off a Sport it will still have a soft ride, but if they are off an off road it will have a stiffer ride. If you want just a little bit of lift, the Bilstein 5100s are a good choice of upgrade.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    they wont give you lift but trd shocks and springs are much better than the regular sr5 and base models
     
  9. Jun 14, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Can someone tell me where I can get a spacer only that mounts in with the coil spring not on top?
     
  10. Jun 14, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Yes you are gonna want to spend about 10% of msrp on a lift. So if you truck was 25k your gonna want spend about 2.5k on front shocks/UCA's and rear Leaf/Shocks (My logic is undeniable :D).
     
  11. Jun 14, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    My point is that you shouldn't skimp on a lift like a spacer, which can damage your ball joints, top out your crappy stock shocks, and give you a terrible ride quality. Something is so crude to me about just jamming a piece of metal into your stock suspension.

    There several inexpensive options that are good lifts, such as OME springs and shocks, or Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. The Bilsteins are $200 and the OME setup isn't a whole lot more.


    I'm not talking about long travel or king setups here....just something basic but of decent quality! :)
     
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