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What's the difference in these two kits...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PinkTaco24, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    PinkTaco24

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  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    yeah, but considering i will be doing mostly highway driving, does that take away any of the suck?
     
  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    x2. Also, one is an Add A Leaf and the Wheeler's one is a leaf block kit, which is the major difference.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    yeah, i know, but the major dif is what exactly as far as performance?
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    Well, if you search on the forum you'll certainly find a few posts from people with spacer lifts who break their shocks in half- the blocks are even worse because it's just putting space between your axel and your leaf spring.

    I guess it's like glueing new soles to a pair of running shoes and using them as hiking boots. :D
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    ok, good analogy. i have searched these freaking forums til i can quote them in my sleep. i've seen the pics of broken shocks, etc. i just want a couple inches on my truck without having to rape my wallet.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    I don't do much off roading either but I still refused to do a spacer and block lift. Cheapest way to lift and there's a reason it's cheap.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    Okay, here's one.


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    Honestly, if you're not wheeling at all, the spacer lift will be fine. I'd pay a few extra dollars and at LEAST get the AAL though over the block- I've heard that the ride quality could understandably suck with the blocks, on top of the tendency for it to add to our inclination for axel wrap.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    saw that pic. i am basically clueless, as you might can tell. drove all around here today looking for a shop that just does trucks. plenty of rice burner shops, but i have no direction for this. kinda getting frustrated at this point.
     
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    i think i am gonna go w/ the spacers and AALs. if i regret it later, oh well:confused:
     
  12. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    great insight, whipper :jerkoff:
     
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    I would save your money and get Bilsteins all round with a Toytec AAL.
     
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    Not enough
    Ive had my spacer lift almost a year now and have no complaints.
     
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    I bought a spacer/block lift to get my truck up off the tires. I plan to get a coilover/add a leaf kit from Toytec when I get my tax refund. The ride isn't bad, but I do have a clunk in the front end when I go over a bump.
     
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    i get that clunk too... but the ride quality isn't bad at all...much better than a procomp 3" lift... but after hearing all the complaints Im going to buy 5100 up front with eibach coils, hoping it stays at 3 inch...:)
     
  19. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Pro comp sells a 3" kit that isn't a spacer kit that isn't to expensive
     
  20. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    thanks. i am prob gonna go w/ this, w/ aal for the rear. want like a 2". like i said earlier, if i screw myself, oh well. i'm not gonna be going nose-first down any huge mountain tops or anything, so i think i'll be good.
     
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