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toy tec lift top plate spacer

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cbcs1987, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 [OP] Redneck from the hills

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    I want to order the toytec 3" lift kit with the rear aal, not blocks. In the front im contemplating the 884 and 885s. I know the 885s are for heavier applications (big bumpers,winches). But will the 884's be so soft that they settle over time and dont give a full 3" lift? Also with either of these kits there is a top plate spacer. I'm not sure how thick it is or its specific purpose. I wish the springs alone gave it the lift, and not a spacer. Of course I could be mis understanding what the top plate spacer entails. Help is appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The 884's and the 885's are the same spring rate, just the 885's are a little longer. The 885's will give just over 3" of lift on your truck. The 884's should give 3", but may settle to 2.5". The top plate spacers for these 2 springs were originally to help for older springs which were more prone to sagging.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    Ok now im confused. Do you mean the 884's give the full 3" but will settle to 2.5. I got that. But the 885s only give one inch of lift total??
     
  4. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    I have the 885's on my double cab and I think they settled about a 1/4"-1/2."
    Not a big difference from when they were first installed. I think it is a 1/2" spacer as well.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    chris4x4

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    My typeing skills suck. I meant that the 885's will give just OVER 3" of lift....Near 3.25 or so.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Oh sweet! That's good to know. Maybe mine is at 3" then after it settled? I was worried it was at 2.5"s or so.:rolleyes:
     
  7. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    AHHH I gotcha. Dont worry happens to all of us. I was fixin to say that if its only an inch then the past few months of searching on hear and readin up on stuff is completely out the window!. So I think I'm going to go ahead and get the 885 cuz I'd rather have it a little over 3 than under. I would be better off not installing the top plate spacer in this case either I presume?

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    285/75/16 BFG MT KM2
    Spidertrax spacers all around ( want to keep stock wheels)
    toytec 885 kit with aal. not installing top plate spacer

    Will I be ok with this set up? I dont go offroadin much at all. Its mainly just in/out deer camp and fishin in the backwoods that I do offroad. I never will push my truck to the limit. If I did add anything to that list it would either be 5100s. But I THINK (not positive) I would be ok with the stock shocks.


    MAN i feel like a newbie. I just have to triple check everything before I can throwin money around
     
  8. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    The top plate spacer wont be needed for 3+" of lift. You really should consider teh OME n140s shocks for the OME 885 springs. The stock shocks are nowhere near able to dampen the 885 springs.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    I will look ito them. It seems you have a reputation around here to be highly in favor of OME :D. Thats good though because I've not heard the first negative thing about their work. Do you have any dealers you would recommend me looking at to consider the n140s?
     
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    Chris is going to say it any ways so here: TOYTEC.:D
     
  11. Mar 5, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    LOL, Actually, I was going to suggest Wheelers Off Road..:p
     
  12. Mar 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    I wanna order my Toy Tec Lift sooo bad.. maybe ill win some money in vegas and get it when i come back
     
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    Yeah, Chris is an OME whore... :thumbsup:
     
  14. Mar 5, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Oh hey so chris? Are you saying since he has an extended cab and installs the 885's that the weight won't drop the front as much for the spacer to be needed? But since I have a double cab and extra weight that the spacer is needed for the full 3" right even after it settles?
     
  16. Mar 5, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    I think he will stay over 3". I have a double cab, and the springs settled right at 3", and they have been there for a long time now. Have your settled below 3"?
     
  17. Mar 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    I'm not sure because my dumb ass didn't measure it before I got it lifted.:eek: So I'm not even sure what it exactly settled at. Oh hey so chris, do the rear AAL's go a little over 2" so that it settles to an even 2" after a little while?
     
  18. Mar 5, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    Ok, well, the recent lift I put on Rpoint16's truck gave him 3 1/8 on one side and 3 1/4 on the other....If they settle below 3", its not gonna be much.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    Sweet.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    Hey chris, at wheelers it shows the ome trim packs and stuff. I know that kinda fixes the so called taco lean. But is it nessesary?

    Cuz I was thinking of getting the 885 coils, n140s, and ome rears (or is 5100 better for the rear?) and an aal either from wheelers or toytec. But I have no tsb. Because I did not get a warrenty and paid my truck off cash.
     
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