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Who has had problems with spacer lifts?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DaytonLax14, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. DaytonLax14

    DaytonLax14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Who has had problems with them? Don't tell me about how you heard someone on this forum had a problem or anything. I want to hear from people who have first hand experience. I just don't know why a reputable company like ToyTec would make kits that are bad for our trucks.
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Hows this?

    Result of a top plate spacer:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. DaytonLax14

    DaytonLax14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    gosh what the hell why would companies sell this stuff if it's going to be shitty for our trucks
     
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    because companies want to make money and people will buy crap products anyways...

    i ran a toytec spacer when i first bought my truck back in 2004

    after about a day i regreted puting it on. truck rode like crap
     
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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    you love posting this pic :D
     
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    wat?
    but he also slammed into a hole and it threw him into the air...
     
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    i figured toytec wouldn't produce this shit
     
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    why not?

    they are in the business of making money...
     
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    wat?
    it's not like he was driving down the road......also the stock bilstein shafts are hollow

    "I decide to finish up and drive back to my camp and on the way back I hit a pot hole full of water witch apparently was to deep. I launched the Tacoma up in the air and snapped the drivers side shock and bent the stock A-arms."
     
  11. DaytonLax14

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    well here's the thing, i live on a farm and drive my truck all around the farm. i don't want something that is just going to break my shit and i also ain't got a whole lot of money
     
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    wat?
    i wheeled w/ a 3" spacer and everything else completely stock and didnt have an issue. it wasnt anything hardcore, but still rocks, mud, holes, etc
     
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    wat?

    they're fine for what you need. no need to buy something that's overkill and will never get used. now will come into play the dislike for procomp shocks.
     
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    i don't really care about ride quality so shocks aren't a big deal to me
     
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    They are fine. If your looking for a cheap lift. I run spacers and have had no issues, sure it would be cooler to say people you had a true suspension lift, but that serious money and prob a large percent of the people with them could do just as much with spacers. JMO
     
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    Taco2K10 All OEM All Japanese All The Time!

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    Common misconception... a hollow shaft IS much stronger than a solid shaft.... a hollow shaft has more surface area to bear the load.
     
  20. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Edit. The shaft on the OEM bilstiens is Solid. Check on TTORA, and see all the carnage that has happened from spacer lifts (top plate spacers mostly).
     
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