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Will leveling kit effect ride quality?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by maddy1009, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Aug 10, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    maddy1009

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    I am looking to buy a leveling kit for my 06 tacoma. Will it effect ride quality that much and if it will is there anything i can do to fix it? Thanks
     
  2. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    Got alot I want to do but we'll see, that's what the forum is for...
    I don't think so, I did a 2 inch leveling kit up front. Basically a spacer between the strut and the body where the strut stud mounts. Got an alignment and all good. Make sure to rotate more often, every 3-5k. Tires get choppy b/c we couldn't get my camber out as much as it should of with the lift but thats just b/c of the factory design of the truck.

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  3. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Got alot I want to do but we'll see, that's what the forum is for...
    A georgia boy? I grew up near Athens, UGA !!! Miss da south but work keeps me up in Philly... the stupidest question is the one not asked
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    not if you do it right. i don't know about the 2nd gens but my spacer made my ride quality alot worse. I bottom out on speed bumps and holes in the road. a leveled truck with a little bigger tires looks ALOT better than stock. just don't cut corners and throw a spacer in.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    o yeah born and raised right here! gotta go where the money takes you. thanks for the help everyone!
     
  6. Aug 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    was the 1/4 spacer done to the front or rear?
     
  7. Aug 11, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    I had a Pro Comp Leveling Kit put on my 07 a year ago and I have not noticed any difference in ride quality.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    just had a leveling kit put in my 03 Xtra cab and I can't notice a difference in ride quality.
     
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    x2. couldnt have said it any better myself.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    So how much taller than stock is this setup? I have the TSB springs in the back.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Thanks for the photos Brock. I'm wondering if I can get away with not adding the Toytec TSB AAL and just leaving the rear alone (w/ TSB) but use the Eibach/Toytec springs with the 5100 set @ 0. I was only planning to use the TRD springs w/ the 5100 set @ 1.75 and the 1/4" spacer on the driver side until I saw this thread and liked your setup. My reasoning is that with the 5100 set at 1.75 and TRD spring you achieve about the same amount as the Eibach w/ 5100 set at 0 of 1.61". Sound crazy or am I off with this?

    Sorry for the thread jack.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    the reason for the new springs is that you will have a better ride. using the billys to lift stretches out your coils making them not ride as smooth. thats why the eibach coils paired with the dampening of the billys would give you the best ride.
     
  13. Aug 13, 2010 at 2:56 AM
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    Thanks for all the help guys. After taking measurements of my mostly stock TRD rig, there's 2-5/8" difference (F to R) on the driver's side and 2-7/8" on the passenger side. This is measured at the CL of the tire on level ground from the ground to the fender. Stock suspension in front and 4-leaf TSB in rear. Does that sound about average?

    Brock, you changed my mind about using the TRD springs with the 5100 and I'm now in the market for Eibach's. I'm wondering what my options are if I need just a little more than 1.6" in the front to level her out. I'm going to use the 1/4" spacer on the driver's side to correct the lean. The only two options I see (if I need more than 1.6") is adding a spacer (which I only read negative things about) and compress the Eibach (to .85 on the 5100) which to me seems counter-productive. Am I missing another option? Just wondering.
     
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    OME makes lift coils. 884 would level it and the 885's would be for a 3" lift
     
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