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Toytec 3inch spacers&AAL!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacoma12w, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Oct 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Tacoma12w

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    Okay we'll after reading on the forum I'm just gonna go with the toyotec 3in spacers an AAL. Does anyone have that same set up? And are willing to share some pictures?! I wanna see the ending product:)
     
  2. Oct 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    Personally I would trade those spacers for 5100's set at 2.5" and might even get away w/o aftermarket UCA's.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    Well if I do go with the 5100s can I keep my stock coils? And stock uca? I'm just thinking 3 inch lift compared to 2.5.. I know nothing big but idk..
     
  4. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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    The spacers come with a top plate spacer.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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    So the 3in spacer should be okay?
     
  6. Oct 20, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    no. spacers suck, i ran them on my reg cab. alignment will constantly be off, you will go through tires like no tomorrow, AND it will ride like shit. i have 5100s on my DC and they are a million times better. i am running the stock springs, and stock UCA's, and alignment is perfect. why would you buy a 30k dollar truck and lift it with a 60 dollar hockey puck?
     
  7. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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    my friend has a 3 inch spacer in front and 1 1/2 block in back. rides sand pretty much every weekend and has no complaints. he's gonna put a 6 inch fabtech with coilovers on top of that soon. i actually have 3 or 4 buddies that have the spacer/block lift and haven't had complaints for years.

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  8. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:10 AM
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    the middle pic is before the lift. just yesterday he towed out a dodge super diesel that got stuck in the sand...at the same beach the pic was taken.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:17 AM
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    Will the 5001s lift it as much as the 3in spacer would?
     
  10. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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    Personally i dont know anyone on my island with 5100s. All the taco's here are jacked up sky high 6"-12". If its looks u want u should just save ur money for a drop bracket. $500 for just a 3" lift aint worth it. In my opinion....3" is just a tease.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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    I have 3'' spacer and 1 1/2'' spacer in back never had a problem also ran it on my 1st gen for 2 years never had a problem.. Go with a spacer if that's what you want.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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    :threadjacked:Pics of "YOUR" island with all these 12 inch lifts on tacomas or it didn't happen
     
  13. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:50 AM
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    dude, alot of people aren't running "lift kits". they are upgrading their suspension to be more functionable off road, but also ride nicer on road. this could mean you get 1.5" of lift, or you get 3.5" of lift. alot of people are not looking to run DB (douchebag) lifts and get 12" out of it, using an 8" spacer on stock struts. a tacoma is more than capable at 3" and will have nicer, better built suspension systems than all of the drop bracket guys out there.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2012 at 3:55 AM
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    ^^THIS^^ x2 I am dying to see these 12" Tacos :ohsnap:
     
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    I sir.......am not a douchebag!! :D
     
  16. Oct 20, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    I've called toyotec and told them what I would using the lift for and they also said the spacers would work just fine.. But now hearing that alignment issue that kinda steeres me away.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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  18. Oct 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    I have 5100's at 2.5" and a 2" AAL I also have UCA's. It rides stiff and I will probably get 885 eventually. I am happy with the setup. If you have to tear you suspension apart and get an alignment do it right the first time. I paid about $450 shipped to my door for 5100's front and rear with the AAL. All I had to do was install and get an alignment so not that bad. After I upgraded my wheels I decided to install the UCA's. Had to pay for a 2nd alignment.

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  19. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    I dont plan on taking pics of every high truck i pass on the road. Lol. But if u dont believe me just buy a plane ticket to lihue, kauai and ull see the trucks here. A lot of 6-12 inchers. On maui too. Its not an unordinary sight here.
     
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