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Thinking of lifting

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by thebigk, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. thebigk

    thebigk [OP] 6 Double 5 3 2 1

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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    If thats a "Top plate" spacer lift, It will destroy your ball joints, and if you off road, you may break your shock, or your CV's.
     
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    thebigk [OP] 6 Double 5 3 2 1

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    Well Hell LOL

    So would 5100's work better in the front & do an AAL in the back?
     
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    Correct! :thumbsup:
     
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    TRD4x4858 Taco Traitor!

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    I had a 3inch Top plate spacer on mine for about a year. It didnt destroy my ball joints, break a shock or bust my C.V's
    It gave a harsh ride and didnt do that well off road but if your only looking for looks and looking to upgrading later than I dont see a problem with it, everybody starts somewhere

    The kit is very easy to install and can be done with just a floor jack and some hand tools
     
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    That's the thing....it's not going to be for looks.....but I'm not a die hard wheeler.....just like to go hunting & end up places I shouldn't at times :D
     
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    Top plate spacers dont affect the ride or make it more stiff. I think you had a Pre load spacer.
     
  8. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Ok, now I feel stupid... I thought spacers were spacers. And when someone said "top plate spacers" it was just a spacer...

    What's the difference?
     
  9. chris4x4

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    "Top Plate" spacer, goes on top of the shock/spring/top plate. It usually comes with longer studs to attach to the stock location. You dont have to separate the spring from the shock to install these. "Pre Load" spacers go inside the spring/shock assembly. You have to compress the spring and remove the top plate to install them.
     
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    I just noticed this on the Toytec website. I believe it's a new option... looks like a good deal to me, if only I could afford it right now :(
     
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    So, why is one worse than the other if they both "lift" the truck?

    Yeah, they added it about a week ago or so. Looks like a pretty sweet package...
     
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    Cool. Considering what it would cost to buy the coilover kit, 5100's from DSM, an add-a-leaf, and then the time that it would take to disassemble my stock coils and reassemble the toytec coilovers, it definitely seems like a sweet deal... especially if you get the 10% discount from Neubs :D Time to start saving up.
     
  13. chris4x4

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    A Top plate spacer lengthens the shock/spring combo. By doing this with stock UCA's, shocks, and CV's, it puts alot of stress on them. Mostly the ball joints. 06Bluez broke his front shock with this combo. When I removed his UCA's, I found that his ball joints were completely shot after only haveing the lift on for 5000 miles. And he doesnt do any hard off roading.
    As the Preload spacer fits Inside the spring/shock, the length is the same. The spring is "Preloaded" thus giveing a more stiff ride.
     
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Oh, I see now...

    Thanks for setting me straight!! :D
     
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