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top plate spacer question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Eman5pt0, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dec 28, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Eman5pt0

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    im doing a lift this weekend as long as all the goodies get here by than.

    5100's with 885's with top plate spacer. my question is where do i put the spacers. do you put the spacer on the assembly of the shock before it get bolted in ? any pictures would be helpful
    thanks
     
  2. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Sorry for the fuzzy picture. See the three bolts (left side of pic) on the top ring above the coil? It would go on top of the ring with the bolts going through it, then get installed.
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    How big of a spacer are you talking about? You will get twice the thickness of the spacer in lift (1/4" = 1/2" & 1/2" = 1")
     
  3. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    4W4B answered your question, but why do you think that you need spacers with those components ?
     
  4. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    Yea just set the 5100 at .85. That's what I did.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    just reading and researching, since im going to be putting in the control arms i figure id try to get a full 3in of lift. and from what i have read that setup with top spacers will do that. and i just ended up ordering those because they were in a pair
     
  7. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    You can get the 1/4" spacers which provide 1/2" of total lift .

    The 885's on their own lifted my DCLB 4x4 2 1/2"
     
  8. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Seems like most report about 2-1/2" with 885's and 5100's at 0.0
    If it was mine I would probably add a 1/4" spacer to the driver's side (anti Taco Lean) and then take a look at it.

    If you can live with around 2-1/2" your half shaft angles will be better and your CV's, bearings and boots will be happier.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    alright i already ordered the others if i were to put them in will i have any problems ? just curious.
    i can always return them and try to pick up the 1/4in plates at a local shop
     
  10. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    hey thanks for the info. if i stay with 2 1/2 do i really NEED the UCA ? if not i cant sell them and put the cash toward some tires
     
  11. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Singular.
    It only takes one on the driver's side to clean up Taco Lean.


    Edit:
    Taco Lean is where battery, driver and fuel tank combine to cause a list to the left side.
    I believe that Toyota's R-L handed springs address this.
    Aftermarket stuff requires spacers or threaded adjustment to compensate.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Well , you will be over 3" of lift .
     
  13. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Not if you are using them for lifting purposes
     
  14. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    You're on the border.
    The only way to be certain is to lift it and see if your alignment shop can get it set to spec.
    He'll probably be shy on caster and you won't know for sure until you drive it.
    If it wanders or bump-steers you will have to go to an aftermarket UCA.

    Keep us posted on how it goes.
     
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    I did 885 with 5100 set at .85 and did not do new UCAs my alignment is off tho because if it. My Camber is 0 toe is 0 and my Caster which should be above 2 is at 0 :/
    So I will be ordering new UCA in a month or two.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    hmm i think stick with the shocks and springs and maybe pull it put the spacers in another time
    thanks for all the advise i guess ill hold off on putting the control arms in to and see how it drives.
     
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    and thanks again for all the advise .. any other input is appreciated !
     
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    Shhhh....trying to talk him out of it for now.



    ;)
     
  19. Dec 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    I would get UCA's and do it all at once , in fact I did :)
     
  20. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    screw it lol control arms are getting installed with the shocks and springs! not putting in the spacers and thats final!
    hopefully my AAL gets here by sat.
     
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