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Hi I am wanting to install strut spacers on the front of my 2001 Tundra to make it level with the Rear but I have a couple of questions, first of all do I need a 2 inch or a 3 inch spacer? Does anyone recommend a certain brand? Also will it cause my struts,balljoints and tie rods to wear out prematurely? Thx James
 

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I wouldn't do more than 2 but I also wouldn't do a spacer.

Yes things will wear faster and your alignment will be near the end if not out of it's range of adjustability.
 

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A spacer on top of your strut is only lifting the body, not suspension. The strut will take more abuse when it bottoms out. So not for off roading, and don't hit a big pot hole. Bilsteins 5100 would be a better choice. Question: why is the rear higher? is it lifted?
 

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A spacer on top of your strut is only lifting the body, not suspension. The strut will take more abuse when it bottoms out. So not for off roading, and don't hit a big pot hole. Bilsteins 5100 would be a better choice. Question: why is the rear higher? is it lifted?
It was like that when I bought it, it's a two-wheel drive, from my research it's OEM,thx
 

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My 2000 was a 2 wheel drive. It seemed lifted, but I think that's the way it is. Can you produce a picture of it on a flat surface side view?
 

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Hopefully you can see what I mean, it's sunny out today, but if you look at the running board it's pretty obvious, it's parked on a level surface, I also wonder how hard it would be to lower the rear end to make it level?Or is that a possibility?thx
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Nope, not like mine. Your back height looks like mine, but defiantly not the front. Are the coil springs original? That would be my first guess and would get some new ones. Package deal, spring and shock already together, easy for you to install, dont even have to take the tire off. KYB at Rock Auto. Best shock for the buck.
 

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Agree with the coil springs suggestion. I'd look at the strut/shock assembly to see if they are original equipment. I replaced mine @ 100,000 miles and it made all the difference in the world. Lifted the front up and restored the feel when in turns to new.
 

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Agree with the coil springs suggestion. I'd look at the strut/shock assembly to see if they are original equipment. I replaced mine @ 100,000 miles and it made all the difference in the world. Lifted the front up and restored the feel when in turns to new.
Thanks for the info, so you are saying that the coil springs and worn and new ones will raise the front a couple of inches? I'm quite sure they are OEM springs
 

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Springs is what holds up the vehicle. So if I take the shocks off the back, it will still be sitting at normal height. (can't do this up front, without alot of work, but using rear as example.) It's been sitting on those for 19 years and bouncing for so many miles, yea they get tired.
 

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A spacer on top of your strut is only lifting the body, not suspension. The strut will take more abuse when it bottoms out. So not for off roading, and don't hit a big pot hole. Bilsteins 5100 would be a better choice. Question: why is the rear higher? is it lifted?
2nd vote for Bilsteins 5100. Spacers are cheaper up front but way more expensive in the long run. The rear being higher is pretty common in trucks (especially 2WD Tundras) unless it gets leveled out.
 

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have you made any decisions on this OP? I have an 04 2WD limited DC that is angled exactly like yours...im considering a 2.5" spacer up front, but wondering if i should just replace coil overs, as they have 178K on them....
 

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have you made any decisions on this OP? I have an 04 2WD limited DC that is angled exactly like yours...im considering a 2.5" spacer up front, but wondering if i should just replace coil overs, as they have 178K on them....
Hi, I just installed the Bilstien 5100"s over the weekend and it's now nice and level, It rides and looks so much better, I reused the OEM Springs as they are heavy duty and nothing wrong with them, I used the #4 level on the shock which gave me a 2 inch lift as recommended by Bilstien, they give you instructions and a vehicle specific diagram, but they only give you the upper strut tower bushing so make sure you reuse your old lower bushing or you will probably have noises,took me about 4 hours for both sides,got the strut compressors on Amazon, I can send pics and info if you need anything, , ,
2nd vote for Bilsteins 5100. Spacers are cheaper up front but way more expensive in the long run. The rear being higher is pretty common in trucks (especially 2WD Tundras) unless it gets leveled out.
Yeah you were right about the Bilstien 5100, Truck is level now and handles the roads Alot better,thx again for the help, ,
 
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