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jpec wrote:idk if half of yall know this but putting coil spacers on standard or stock suspension possibly is the worst thing that any one can do as they put way more stress on the CV joints in IFS vehicles (hilux, navara etc). if you put these blocks and decide to do some off roading then you are asking for trouble as the struts themselves can break, not to mention the CV joint wear is exaggerated and seriously reduces the life on these joints. the best bet of lifting your vehicle is suspension lift and the body lift (which is a hell of a lot of work) and the safest height to lift without getting into too much modifications is about 2-2.5 inches max. anything beyond that is asking for all sorts of extensions on things like steering linkages etc...JUST MY $0.02 so dont bash meh
lighthammer wrote:If you plan to lift the truck higher than 3-inches, then it's highly, highly recommended that you get some extended diff-arms or dropped arms, so that the stock arms don't have to reach all the way down in order to articulate with the tyre (and cause more wear). Also, other things like the brake lines will have to be extended, the fuel tank spout will ahve to be extended (betcha didn't think about this, huh?) cuz the tank is bolted to the chasis and not the body, the radiator shroud would have to be relocated... and so on.
Best to leave that up to the professionals if you gonna go higher than 2.5 inches or 50mm.
"Lift as much as needed, but as little as possible"
jpec wrote:thanks sliderz1 and lighthammer ...my preference and what i would recommend would be the 2inch suspension and 2 inch body cuz ur getting 4 inches height safely with little modifications on all other components such as steering linkages, fuel tank sprout like lighthammer mentioned and so on. and that is what im planning to do to my hilux right now...got the ironman suspension and gonna get a BL later down the road when my wallet gets a bit bigger lol...another thing too is most people assume that putting lifting blocks on ur stock suspension is a good idea when in truth and in fact it isnt IF you plan on going heavy off roading cuz they actually affect how the suspension operates (droop and up travel etc) and makes it a lame ass off roader...but it looks good but why do that when you can have looks and function..just my opinion at least..to each their own..
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