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Wear n tear with these??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cbcs1987, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Aug 31, 2008 at 1:38 PM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 [OP] Redneck from the hills

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    Well my truck is basically brand new. Only has 20,000 miles on it and is flawless. I was just wandering if I put these skyjacker spacers on if it would in anyway mess up anything in my suspension over time. I know people out there put a lot bigger kits and stuff on, but I didnt know if spacers would throw off the suspensions geometry enough to hurt it after a while.

    Spacer link- http://4wheelonline.com/Products.aspx?CategoryId=39144&ProductId=102406
     
  2. Aug 31, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Those spacers extend the length of your shock and coil assembly. I have heard it increases the wear on your ball joints. Also, Being aluminum, Im not convinced they would last all that long.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    Khaos

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    I agree. Unless this truck is for the mall, don't waste time with Spacers. Go for 5100s, coils, or C/Os. Better ride, better flex, and look better.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:05 AM
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    Yeah I reckon thats what ill do. i was eventually goin to give it the full 9 yards lift, and just use spacers as a little something for now. guess ill just wait n throw the big stuff on there at once
     
  5. Sep 1, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    Solid Plan- For all the reasons above- and because it costs less. You gotta wait a bit longer- but you'll get exactally what you are looking for and it'll be everything you ever imagined!!
     
  6. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Only reason I chose OME over coilovers (Icon, SAW, FOX, etc.) was because OME spring rate for the lift I wanted is 590#. Coil overs start at 650#. Being a Prerunner flex is important, so I wanted the softer spring rate so as to not reduce the front ends ability to flex. :)
     
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