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taco lean+1/2 of lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cantac09, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    i have an rcd 4.5 inch lift but i still have the taco lean. the drivers side is down 1/2 and inch. whats the best way to get rid of the lean and add 1/2 an inch of lift to the front of the truck?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    toytec 1/2 inch top plate spacer should solve the lean. i dunno bout fixing up a db lift though i have no experience with those
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    ya if its too much work im just going to fix the lean
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    are you just trying to go up to 5" for clearance?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    yes i am
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    i would imagine you could throw some spidertrax on. i honestly dont know all the things a db lift entails. do you have coilovers?
     
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    spider trax are wheel spacers. yes i have coilovers
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Adjustable coilovers? Can't you jsut crank one up a little more to fix the lean?
     
  9. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    spidertrax may help if you're rubbing at the frame by moving the tire/rim out some. are they cranked up all the way? that may not be the best option but hey it'll get you to 5" if they (and your cvs) aren't maxed out.
     
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    no the bilstein 5100's that come with the rcd arent adjustable.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    where exactly do you rub?
     
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    Since the RCD lift uses the stock coils, it's not surprising that you still have the "taco lean". As malander mentioned, a thin top-plate spacer is the way to go.
     
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    i'm not having any rubbing problems. i just want to get rid of the lean and level my truck out. right now my cv's are parallel to the ground.
     
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    ya thats what i was thinking but how thick do i need to get rid of the lean and also lift the front 1/2 overall. i also dont want to make it ride like shit. i had 3 inch spacers before, i dont want that kind of ride ever again.
     
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    sorry. I assumed that when I asked about "clearance" i figured you were trying to clear tires. top plate spacers are debatable but i dont think a 1" top plate spacer would be suicide for your truck depending on how hard you wheel. you will need longer studs up at your shock mounts though
     
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    Just take your measurements for each side and divide by two. A top-plate spacer will lift twice it's thickness.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    If it's in front, get the toytec 1/4 spacer... it will give you around 1/2 of lift or near of it. 1/2 will give you almost 1 inch. This is what I have done to mine.

    For rear you should be good since you have the stock leaf pack. With my All pro leaf there is a bit of a lean but nothing to bother...
     
  18. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    top plate spacers do not affect ride quality. my 1/2" top plate spacer was actually a little less than 1/4" tall but yielded 1/2" lift. so a spacer thats less than 1/2 inch for the driver side and less than 1/4 inch for the passenger side. i know lifts aren't stackable but i feel like i've seen small top plate spacers stacked as long as you use longer studs you *should* be okay but it would be nice if someone else would chime in on that. check out toytecs top plate spacers
     
  19. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    so if i go 1/2 on drivers side and 1/4 or passenger side i should be ok. i also have an aal plus the 4 inch block. i left the aal in because i haul a dirt bike lots and pull a boat so i didnt want it to sag.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    sounds like it should work :thumbsup:
     
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