05-12-2011, 06:59 PM
What's going on folks. I know this subject has been beat to death but I have a question for ya. I just sold an 06 Tacoma 4WD and I had a stage 2 procomp 6 inch lift on it. I replaced that with an 08 Tundra 2WD XSP. I want to put a 3 inch lift on it to level it out. I have read on here the pro's and con's of the spacer lifts compared to the coilovers but with this being a 2WD does it really make that much of a difference? I already have an older 4WD that I use for offroading so this is going to be my travel and hauling vehicle. I just cannot handle the "nose dive" look any longer. Just want some suggestions on what I should do. I dont want to dump a ton of money in the lift because I am planning on putting new wheels on the truck as well. Im leaning towards a 3-1 type lift. Is this the route I need to go to satisfy what I am looking for? Thanks for the info. Any suggestions on maufacturers would be appreciated as well.
07-20-2011, 10:37 AM
It does not matter whether or not you have 4wd other than the fact that you will need to account for the CV angle when lifting a 4wd, the suspensions on these trucks are nearly identical.
Spacer lifts are okay to level the truck out, but ride and performance will be sacrificed. Coilovers will increase the travel and driving feel of the truck, and a 2.5" coilover shock is not even in the same realm as a spacer on the stock shock.
Maybe look into some 5100 Bilstein shocks that are adjustable. They will give you a leveled look and dont cost to much more than a spacer kit.
Check these out 0-2.5" lift!
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07-20-2011, 05:19 PM
If you're looking for something cheap but good quality look up fatbobsgarage.com. I bought a 3" steel spacer from them for $110 including shipping and its been great. Of course it doesn't help the gas bill much but the truck still rides very well and sits level. And FYI, I fit 285/65R/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers with no rubbing at all. Good luck to you!
08-13-2011, 07:17 PM
If you've got the money a good set of coilovers are going to be light years ahead of any spacer lift. A good compromise is the aforementioned bilstein 5100's.
09-23-2011, 12:25 PM
You can also check the CST 3.5" Spindles. More $$$$ than the spacer lift but retains your factory ride. Check them out!
09-23-2011, 01:57 PM
If you're looking for something cheap but good quality...
When it comes to suspensions, those two terms are mutually exclusive.