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Who's done a 1/4" top plate spacer?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by savethewheels, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Dec 8, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    savethewheels

    savethewheels [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Who's actually done a 1/4" top plate spacer with stock suspension on a 3rd Gen? Did you install longer studs?

    These are the top plate studs from some TRD Pro front shocks (TRD Off Road studs look to be the same length) with the nuts wound all the way down.
    As you can see, there are exactly 1/4" of threads left for a 1/4" top plate spacer. But if you also consider the thickness of the strut tower on the truck, plus the spacer, then the nut wouldn't fully seat.

    I just don't see how it's safe to say that you can add a 1/4" spacer without needing longer studs. o_O Any feedback is appreciated.

     
  2. Dec 8, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    SC1978

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    Roddy13

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    Glad i found this..

    Any one else can comment?
     
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    Cement TRD

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    I have a 1/4 inch top plate spacer on top of my Trd Pro Fox shocks. I’m using the stock nuts and no problems. But yes they seem short and like the idea of changing to shorter nuts.
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    savethewheels

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    For the 1/4" spacer, I ended up just using the OEM nuts. No issues.
    Once I switched to the 1/2" spacer, I installed longer studs in the top plate.
     
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  6. Jun 5, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    I did 2 1/4 inch on driver and 1 1/4 inch on pass side, used stock nuts without issue.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    Taco-Grinder

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    On my 2013 I have Bilstien Trd Pro set up with 1/4 inch spacer with Nylock nuts from Wheelers Off Road.

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  8. Jun 5, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Turd gens and your little nuts...
     
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