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Suspension Lift Question regarding Donahoes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rocket, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Sep 25, 2009 at 2:34 AM
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    Rocket

    Rocket [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just found out today that the truck I bought has Fox shocks on the back and stock height and the front has a Donahoe Suspension lift. I was told it was 3". Now my question is, I'd like to lower the front about 1" because the front is about 2" higher than the back. I went to a shop today and they wanted to lift the rear another 1" and lower the front 1" and with a front end alignment it came to $600 bucks. Alignment alone is $280.
    So....can I just crank the front collar down about 2 full turns and then have the front end re:aligned by a shop with Hunter equipment? Looks like the front outside tires are starting to cup now. Where do I get a Spanner Wrench to fit the shock collar? Any help would be great!!

    Thanks ...Rocket
     
  2. Sep 25, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    Thats beyond insane...Lower it back down yourself and Find another shop to align it. Call D-Hue and ask where the collar should be to achieve your desired ride height!

    I take it the truck is running stock UCA's with that 3" lift? I keep posting this info. UCA's today are cheaper than buying tires tomorrow! The tires are cupping because the camber is set funky to get enough caster to make it drive half decent.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    BeachBoy

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    donahoe is now icon vehicle dynamics so give them a call, it is likely the same wrench.
    http://www.iconvehicledynamics.org/ (don't ask me why it's .org)

    if I were you I'd buy a add-a-leaf for the rear so it sits level.

    Alignment should never be $280, I get mine done on a Horton machine (more expensive) and it's under $150.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    to adjust the fronts, just jack up the truck front wheels off the ground and stick a big drill bit or something that fits the hole. you may be able to lower them without jacking up the truck , but it relieves tension on the spring and makes it easier. and every 1" on the shock equals 2" lift. so 1/2" down on the shock would be a total of 1" at the wheels.
    and those prices are insane... alignment shouldnt be over $100
     
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