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Strut Spacers??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zac808, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    Zac808

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    I used the search function and could only find information about coil spacers. I'm getting the TSB done as we speak and want to bring the front up a little. I was thinking of a 1-inch strut spacer so I could retain the factory ride. Any thoughts or experience with strut spacers??
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    A "Strut Spacer", also known as "Top Plate" Spacer, causes premature wear on your ball joints, and if taken off road, can cause breakage of parts.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    Hmm..good to know. Well, I don't take or plan on taking my truck off road(that's what the quads are for). The main reason I bought it is to tow my quad trailer. As for the 4wd, it's for the snow. So I guess the question is, as an on-road suspension would it by safe?
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    I dont recomend them. Safe? Maybe. Maybe not. If you hit a bump in the road, or a large dip, you could break a shock, and it would ba an expensive tow home. But why do you want to suspend a close to $30k truck with a $10.00 part?
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    There is a member on here. His name is 06Bluez. Ask him what he recomends. This is his truck with a Top Plate spacer:

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  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    Ewww, nice pic. Maybe 5100's is the way to go. I just need a way to convince the wife.:D
     
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    Much better choice....

    X2 everything Chris already said.

    I think the minimun you can safely get away with on a top plate spacer is 1/4" thick (1/2" lift).
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    5100's = much better choice

    as for the wife... thats an obstacle many of us face... buy her something to distract her
     
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    so would adding a 10 mm top plate spacer on top of OME 885s and OME shocks be bad?? doing the lift this weekend, should i add the spacer or just leave it off:confused: now yall got me worried
     
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    The spacers they are talking about are the 2 to 3 inch spacers. You will be fine with the 10mm spacer for your OME setup. I have the ToyTec 1/4" spacer on my truck to fix the taco lean. :thumbsup:
     
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    thread revival!
     
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