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Want to lower my 08 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Accokeekian, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    Accokeekian

    Accokeekian [OP] New Member

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    I have a black 08 tacoma with etended cab 4 X 2 with chrome running boards and chrome billet grille and black spoke 17" wheels and black diamond plate low profile toolbox. I would like to lower my truck but cannot afford to spend $800.00 and up. Has anyone used the coil spring clamps that J.C Whitney says will lower the front end up to 3". I have leaf springs on the rear. Any suggestions.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    Don G

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    I don't have an answer for you but Welcome to TW ! !!!! Someone will have the answer you need soon:)
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    BlueXenon

    BlueXenon Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt use coil spring clamps period. Used them on my honda and one of them eventualy broke due to the pressure from the springs. I was driving at that time and it hit the inside part of the fender. The end result was a nice big zit on my front passenger fender.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    highenuff

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    you could get a body shop to cut your springs down a little i did it before on a 00 cavalier...but wouldnt recommend it will cause long term damage to the struts and so on...but if your only keeping it a year or two then rock on its someone elses problem right
     
  5. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Don't cut them! It's terrible! If you can resist the urge until you know you can't get lowering springs and leaves.

    I say try to find decent lowering springs and leaves for a good price first then you could try and cut them.
     
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