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Using 2" Lifting Blocks to Raise Rear 2"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by parfleet, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Jul 23, 2012 at 2:32 AM
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    parfleet

    parfleet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I installed Rancho Quick Lift Struts to the front of my 05 Tacoma PreRunner about a month ago. At the same time, I installed Rancho heavy duty shocks to the rear. I knew that the Quick Lift Struts could add up to 2 1/2 inches to the front. I was hoping that the heavy duty Rancho heavy rear shocks would add a couple of inches. The end result is that the front of my truck is 2 1/4 inches higher than the rear. I called the Rancho Tech Line and complained. I was told to give it about a month to settle on the front. Well, it's still 2 1/4 inches higher on the front. I was thinking about adding 2 inch block kit to the rear to get it to look somewhat normal. I have read that this is the least desirable of methods to raise the rear 2 inches but it is the cheapest. Has anyone raised the rear of their Tacoma 2 inches using this method and was there any negative consequences? I have left a message with Rancho over the weekend to help me resolve this issue once and for all or I'll get some Monroe Quick Struts, which are OEM, just to level off my truck. Any ideas?
    I'm going back to the dealership this morning to get the front end aligned for a second time. The chamber is still not right.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2012 at 2:42 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    rear shocks do not add lift on our trucks, all suspension height comes from the leaf packs (The shocks just tame the bounce of the packs)
    so swapping the shocks would not have added lift in the first place.

    Blocks are generally discouraged because their ride is worse than stock, and since you're essentially adding more tension to your stock leaf pack (which is already soft) the leaf packs wear much faster than normal.

    for 2" in the rear for cheap, you could look into an Add-a-leaf as an alternative to blocks
     
  3. Jul 23, 2012 at 3:06 AM
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    parfleet

    parfleet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    05 PreRunner, SR5 Package, 4.0 Engin
    Front Bush Guard with 100 Watt Driving Lights, Color Match Tonel Cover. Cold Air Intake By True Flow,added an additional 26 HP.
    Is it okay to leave it alone and just leave things as they are. I mean just let the front stay 2 1/4 inches higher than the rear?
     
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