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what is a better ride quality? 3" Polyurethane front spacers or aluminum??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NotstockTRD, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    NotstockTRD

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    I know people dont like spacer kits but what rides better or are they about the same?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    on streets, they are pretty much the same... offroad, the polyurethanes would seem to have less resistance against the coils, but they are both so rough, its really hard to tell...
     
  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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  4. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    those look like top mount spacers... dont get them... on the 1st gen trucks, top load spacers can damage your ball joints... since it stacks on top of your shock assembly, they increase the travel of the shock and can stress the lower arms...

    stick with a preload spacer... granted the ride will be stiff as heck, but it beats running the risk of damage to your stock parts...
     
  5. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    NotstockTRD

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    are my daystars topload? or preload? they ride great!!!
     
  6. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    jnoley07

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    I have the pro comp leveling kit, and wish I would have went a different route.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    I'm taking out my top spacers and going to 5100's...
     
  8. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    If you must go spacers...I suggest the preload w/ non progressive coil springs.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    STLharry

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    My truck had spacers when I bought it...sooo happy I've upgraded to OME since.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    I have the Alum. spacers.. They are ok. Now with 20/20 hindsight, I would have went with coilovers... just for smoother ride.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    NotstockTRD

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    how much lift? where did you get them?
     
  12. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I got a spacer lift and if I had to do over again i'd do Billy 5100s. My next set up will be Billy 5100s with OME 885 coils and a new AAL for the rear :)
     
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