Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ecotecin, May 14, 2014.
Simple. Don't use spacers. Read up on Bilstein 5100s.
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Are spacers just for looks? Youd be the one to know about it lol
I would be with whipper on this. 5100's on the corners is a reasonably priced and effective mod to the truck.
So what do you do, lift the truck then put the 5100's on it?
Sorry for the stupid question, but like i said im new to toyotas and truck in general, always had cars that could be lowered.
No worries bro.... As for the 5100s, they are the lift because the are adjustable shocks
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.
Spacers are for people that don't know better because they don't research.
But whats the reason behind them being bad? Someone said it maintains the stock ride but thats all?
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.
Does driving up a curb count lol? (No driveway at a job sight, just a curb)
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?
Another lift i heard was bad is a block lift? I dont even know what they are.
Those can cause axle wrap http://youtu.be/g10rklaTTDE
Still, what is a block?
It's just a simple block made out of metal that you put in between the axle and the leaf springs to essentially raise the rear end. http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l...4-99EC-4734-A7D1-01B144B0099E_zpsut5bmwb2.jpg
Thanks, im always looking to learn more about the stuff
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