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Tapered Blocks and a Smoother Ride (Street Trucks)

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by comiesutra, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    comiesutra

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    I know that if I want to go to extremes to lower my tuck that I need a tapered blocks (3"+) in the rear.

    What I am wondering about is will a tapered block that goes from 1.15 to 1.25 cause a problem on my second gen? I have decided to take the lift off my truck, put XR coils (from ryanjboutin) on the front and buy blocks for the rear to level out the ride. I may go lower one day, but for now the lift is beating me to hell and back during my daily commute.

    Also, what type of shocks should I get to help soak up pot holes as smoothly as possible? I do try and avoid them but sometimes, especially on the back roads, swerving is not an option.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    xr billies or the qa-1
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    thank you. is there a difference between the XR and the 5-lug billies? everywhere i look pulls up the same part number.

    is this the right qa-1? http://www.qa1.net/qa1_motorsports/index.html
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 1:52 AM
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    Which billies r u talking about? The HD ones? The XR Bilstiens are specific to the xrunner and have a slightly shorter stroke than the stock 5 lug tockicos.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 1:54 AM
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    Oh and you shouldn't use tapered blocks if it's only going To be an inch or so...at that rate tapering the blocks would actually throw your driveshaft out of alignment cause you'd be overcompensating the angle. (if that makes any sense lol).
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    do you know the part numbers for the XR billies? I can not find anything but the HDs, even on bilstein.com :(

    that's what i thought but wanted to make sure first. thanks.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    from what i can find, it looks like that XR bilsteins are only available through toyota new, am i correct?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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  9. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Thanks guys for answering all my noob questions.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    i bought mine new from toyota
     
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    thank you
     
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    no problem
     
  13. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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  14. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    thanks for the link ryan.

    one last question: can i do the 4x4 leafs in the rear instead of blocks?
     
  15. Apr 24, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    You can use them in conjunction with a shorter block.

    If you get someone's newer leafs, it won't drop you as much as worn out leafs. You should get around -.5" from a newer leaf pack.

    You can use PreRunner or 4x4 leaf packs.

    Pulling the overload probably won't do much for you. I pulled mine so I didn't have to get new u-bolts, didn't notice a drop difference.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    i think i have my new list of mods to do. thanks for all the help.
     
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