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What kind of lift do I have?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sioux_hockey_guy, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    sioux_hockey_guy

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    Eibach front springs, Billstein 5100's set at .85" Rear blocks (1.5"?) w, TSB. To be replaced w/ AAL
    So i bought this truck in June and haven't done anything to it. It came with what I was told is a "leveling kit." For whatever reason, I noticed just recently that I have a little tire rub when turning. It's seems to be worse when backing up and turning. The front end sits a little lower so I am wondering if maybe the front settled. I am hoping that this is adjustable so I thought I would check here before going to the local tire shop. I think I currently have 17X265X70 tires. I'll doublecheck over lunch. Can anyone tell me what would be a good fix. Here are some pics:

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    DontTryMe

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    You have a spacer up front and a block in the rear. They are not adjustable,but there are different size spacers you can buy for the front.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    sioux_hockey_guy

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    Thank you. At least I can go in now with an idea of what I need; a bigger spacer up front. It doesn't look too difficult to swap that out. anyone know a site where the spacers can be ordered?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Kappes03

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    How high do you want to go? Spacers are a cheap (IMO) to lift a truck. I have a spacer in the front of mine and don't like it too much so I'm getting adjustable coil overs. From reading on here, blocks tend to wear down the leafs faster.. or am I wrong? Correct me if I am.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    sioux_hockey_guy

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    Eibach front springs, Billstein 5100's set at .85" Rear blocks (1.5"?) w, TSB. To be replaced w/ AAL
    If I could go another 3/4" I should have the same spacing as I have for the back tires between the tires and wheel housing. If I'm still getting rub I will probably just get a little smaller tire as they will need to be replaced in a year or so. What do those coil overs run? It would be nice to be able to adjust.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    The rear blocks will cause more axle wrap and could contibute to quicker spring sagging.

    I would recommend getting rid of the spacers and blocks and getting Bilstein 5100s and a rear add a leaf, or if your budget allows it, call Wheelers and get the full OME setup with new springs front and rear.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Kappes03

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    Yea what he said..

    I have 3" of lift and running 285s which I had to trim the front a bit to get no rub. I'm glad I stuck with those tires, 265s seem too small with the lift. Coil overs for the front run from $500 to over a thousand but def worth it. Bilsteins are def a good way to go as well.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    sioux_hockey_guy

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    Thank you all for the responses. I think I will give Wheeler's a call and see how much. I think it would be tough to go to a smaller tire size. It just wouldn't seem right.
     
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