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The Taco lean

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SCSPerformance, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Aug 30, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    SCSPerformance

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    for those of you that did a mild lift, 2.5-3", did you guys add a small 1/4" spacer on the driver side to compensate for the taco lean?
     
  2. Aug 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    MTNative

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    I just put the OME kit on last weekend and did not put one in. I did order the longer top plate bolts just in case the front sagged. Of course it did so I will be ordering the 10mm kit and the driver's side shim from wheeler's. I like my truck to sit level and not sag in the front.
    What kind of lift are you putting on or have you already done so?
     
  3. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    topgun155

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    Nope I cant tell there is any lean.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    I don't see it and if we ever meet don't point it out to me.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    I put the 1/4" Toytec spacer on with mine when I did the lift just for that sole purpose and it helped correct the lean, yes.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Konaborne

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    I never did the taco lean spacer.. Never knew about it until I heard about on TW
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    i'm doing a budget lift. eibachs with 5100s in the front and 5150 in the rear.

    LOL

    i didn't learn about the taco lean until i saw your post with your lift info. i don't really notice the lean on my truck, but maybe i'm not paying close enough attention, lol.
     
  8. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    I have the lean, its noticeable
     
  9. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    I have camberg uca's with the coils and 3" spindles with no lean
     
  10. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    My taco lean :anonymous:


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    ok seriously, I put more preload on the driver's side coilover to compensate for it.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    I got a lean for sure

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  12. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    i dont have it...but my setup is all new...
     
  13. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    I used the 5mm trim packer on the driver side when I installed my 881s and Nitorchargers new. It took out the 1/4 inch and it is dead even across the front now.

    I gotta say, I saw an old Taco with obvious worn out stock suspension bouncing and wobbling down the highway the other day, more lean than I have ever seen. Looked like an accident waiting to happen.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    just wanted to see that tacoma again. love your fucking truck. id love to go black (the original color) just seems like a high maintenance color. cage and cantilever that truck already.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    Thanks. Black shows all the scratches, but I don't care. I still love it. Cage maybe in the distant future. Cantilever, never. I don't need my bed so I'll stick with my simple bedcage and SUA.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    See my sig for my suspension...I put the 1/4" top plate spacer (toytec) on drivers side and it STILL leans a good 1/2". I just try to ignore it now...
     
  17. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    i have my coilovers adjusted higher on my driver side, its really trippy b/c i measured the distance the coilovers were adjusted on each side and then measured my fender to ground clearance and was really confused at first why the passenger side had more clearance with less lift on the COs but not i realize the taco lean is to blame!
     
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