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Which lift blocks should I use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by mirraman, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. mirraman

    mirraman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so I'm going to be adding some lift blocks and would like some advice on which ones to use.

    Please don't tell me about how I shouldn't use blocks!! I've heard it all already. It is just temporary until I can afford some Dakars.

    Also, I am aware that i will need extended brake lines and longer shocks as well as taller bump stops.

    With that, here are the options I'm looking at:

    Currently if have a 3-leaf AAL giving ~1.5" of lift. I want to add at least another 1.5" to that. I have found some similarly priced lift blocks. One set is 2" billet aluminum and the other is 1.5" cast steel. The shocks I will be using are rated for 3-4" of lift so they should work fine with either setup.

    If you are curious why I want so much lift in the rear, it is because I just got a set of Maxtrac spindles and I absolutely HATE bro-lean.

    Please let me know any insights you may have and also any reason one type might be better/worse than the other. Thank you much!
     
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    You shouldn't use blocks. :D
     
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    As to aluminum or steel, these trucks don't weigh enough to make a difference. The question is how much BRO lean you have and how much lift you need to compensate.....without knowing I would say the 2" a little rake is better than a lean
     
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    If you use aluminum blocks, you should add at least an additional inch since aluminum will flatten out over time due to it's soft characteristics. Here's what mine looks like.
    [​IMG]
     
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    :D

    Actually I was thinking maybe I should get another frame mounted below mine and just keep the suspension stock:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Painted mismatched but similar color.....seems legit
     
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    belongs in the WTF thread
     
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    There was a Caddilac on "dubs" on Craigslist awhile back that had modified Escalade frame welded onto it so they could clear the really cool 30" wheels with rubber band tires.
     
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    I thought "DUBS" meant 20s?

    and Duece Dueces were 22s?

    so 30s would be "trays" if i know my gansta speech:)
     
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