03-27-2011, 11:30 PM
Just curious if anyone that has a lift kit, if they've changed their suspension structure from using coilovers to spacers (with new front shocks). And if so, what was your reasoning behind it? Are you satisfied with the new lift?
Please lets keep this for only those that did make the switch, and not have posts of ppl saying no they didn't. Thanks!
04-05-2011, 07:10 PM
bump! No one has gone from coilovers to spacers?
04-05-2011, 09:12 PM
I have. I had a set of the Fabtech Basic Dirt 2.0 leveling coilovers... they were terrible. They squeaked, were rough, and seemed cheap overall. I got tired of hearing them every time I drove over a bump, so I sold them and put a spacer in.
However, I don't recommend a spacer either. The ride is still the same, stiff junk that I had with the Fabtechs, I just don't have to hear the noise. I have Donahoe (Icon) coilovers waiting in my garage to be put on.
Get a coilover, but make sure to get one worth buying.
04-07-2011, 08:37 AM
If we are talking about the spacers that go above the factory coilover strut assemblies I'd steer cleer here's what has happened to me. Installed a 2.5" spacer lift in the front with new upper and lower ball joints inner and outer tie rod ends and also the rear 1 " block to level the truck 8 months later driving home after picking the kids up from school the upper ball joint on the driver side failed causing the spindle to drop snapping the lower ball joint and basically wrecking the entire front suspension. Camburg has pics up of the same exact damage to the upper ball joint that happened to mine. Now I'm waiting for my IVD coilovers, Camburg UCA's and all the associated replacement factory parts to get here to rebuild the truck, the problem is that the Toyota upper balljoint doesn't have enouigh room to allow for the cycling that the spacer lifts are forcing it into and it causes the shell of the ball joint to bend allowing the ball to pop out and then it's all over.
04-14-2011, 08:33 PM
Dont do it. Period. I went through 5 upper ball joints before finding tundra solutions and my dumb ass realizing that it was not the ball joint, but rather the spacers. Now I am running Camburg UCA's with Icon coilovers. BEST investment you can make on a Tundra. Drives like a Race Truck.