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What kind of lift do I have?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PapaGrizz, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    I bought my truck used with a lift already installed. It rides really firm so I think it's a "pre load" spacer but I don't know. The spacer is 1.5" but the truck sits higher than 1.5 over stock.

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    Replace that with a nice set of coilovers. Good luck with your truck.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    So do I have a pre load coil spacer or a top strut extension?
     
  7. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    You probably can just take the spacer off... spring compressor would be for more of a Bilstein 5100 shock setup
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Little bit of stuff.
    That's a top plate spacer lift. 1.5" spacer provides a 3" lift due to the geometry of the suspension.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    Just remove the strut and take the spacer off and reinstall the strut. Remember all your lift will be gone so your tires may not fit.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    I read that top plate spacers maintained oem ride quality, is that true because my ride is harsh?
     
  12. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    Not necessarily, they reduce the range or travel that the suspension can articulate through, thus raising the ride height. It's not necessarily as harsh as a preload spacer, but are harsher than an upgraded set of shocks and springs. Speaking from experience, as I ran the same spacers you have for about a year and a half, and now have a set of Bilstein 6112's set at the same ride height that the spacers got me to.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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  14. Jul 17, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    You dont need a spring compressor,just unbolt the spacer.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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    I expect a re-alignment would necessary?
    I ask because I have the same set-up.
     
  16. Jul 21, 2019 at 5:18 AM
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    Yes as you are changing the geometry with lifting or removing a lift.
     

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