New to tacomas and the forum.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ecotecin, May 14, 2014.

  1. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Simple. Don't use spacers. Read up on Bilstein 5100s.
     
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  3. Thewarriordinghy

    Thewarriordinghy Well-Known Member

    Are spacers just for looks? Youd be the one to know about it lol
     
  4. Mattnatti

    Mattnatti TEQ HED

    I would be with whipper on this. 5100's on the corners is a reasonably priced and effective mod to the truck.
     
  5. OP
    ecotecin

    ecotecin Well-Known Member

    So what do you do, lift the truck then put the 5100's on it?
     
  6. OP
    ecotecin

    ecotecin Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the stupid question, but like i said im new to toyotas and truck in general, always had cars that could be lowered.
     
  7. Yota4life

    Yota4life Well-Known Member

    No worries bro.... As for the 5100s, they are the lift because the are adjustable shocks
     
  8. OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    5100s work by compressing your coil spring. Now you will get a rougher ride with 5100s but they are much better than spacers. Also you can get the 1.6 lift could with the 5100s for a smoother ride.
     
  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Spacers are for people that don't know better because they don't research.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2014
  10. Thewarriordinghy

    Thewarriordinghy Well-Known Member

    But whats the reason behind them being bad? Someone said it maintains the stock ride but thats all?
     
  11. Yota4life

    Yota4life Well-Known Member

    The spacers basically make the shock preloaded at all times. If you go off-roading than it is bad because it can bend the shock if you take bad drop. If you are all for looks and no off-roading, then it'll be fine but I still would never do it. http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l...C-FE08-4734-A587-E7B386BA4691_zpssqlmwzc7.jpg this is what a spacer lift can do to your shock.
     
  12. Thewarriordinghy

    Thewarriordinghy Well-Known Member

    Does driving up a curb count lol? (No driveway at a job sight, just a curb)
     
  13. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    People who say that spacers maintain the stock ride are clueless. Also as pointed out above, you can bend your shocks with top plate spacers. This happens because you move the shock down so that it bottoms out before you hit the bump stop. Why put a cheap @$$ lift on a 30K truck?
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2014
  14. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  15. Thewarriordinghy

    Thewarriordinghy Well-Known Member

    Another lift i heard was bad is a block lift? I dont even know what they are.
     
  16. Yota4life

    Yota4life Well-Known Member

    Those can cause axle wrap http://youtu.be/g10rklaTTDE
     
  17. Thewarriordinghy

    Thewarriordinghy Well-Known Member

    Still, what is a block?
     
  18. Yota4life

    Yota4life Well-Known Member

  19. Thewarriordinghy

    Thewarriordinghy Well-Known Member

    Thanks, im always looking to learn more about the stuff
     
  20. OP
    ecotecin

    ecotecin Well-Known Member

    Bought the cruise control stalk and the wiper delay stalk, had it all installed in under an hour. Now have intermittent wipers and cruise control, and its great!!!! If your unsure about doing these two mods, please dont hesistate, it is worth every penney of it, especially the wipers, so much nicer!!!!!!
     

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