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Tapered Lift Block Leveling Kit?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by easyheimer, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Nov 30, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    easyheimer

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    Hey guys. Just purchased a 2” leveling block kit for my truck. I noticed that there were some that said tapered and others that didn’t I was going to go for the cheapest kit but there were a bunch of people that said they weren’t tapered. What is the difference and is tapered the best way to go?

    These are the ones I purchased:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JD1VLNY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  2. Nov 30, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    What are you putting in the front?
     
  3. Nov 30, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Imo. I’d spend the extra money and buy Toytecs 2” block kit.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    I have Bilstein 5100’s in the front.
     
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    Suspension is all about the angles. Lifting the vehicle changes the angles. An angled block in the rear is compensation for the lift in the rear.
     
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  6. Nov 30, 2020 at 6:01 PM
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    Thank you!
     
  7. Dec 1, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    Adding to this, the tapered block helps rotate the rear end upwards a little to try and keep the driveshaft at an acceptable angle. Without it, you could develop a vibration.
     
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