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Two weeks ago I had the leaf spring TSB done on my '06 Access cab 4x4 TRD Offroad, which lifted the rear 3/4". Yesterday I installed a Fat Bob's Garage 2.25" coil-top leveling kit spacer (before and after pictures below). Now I'd like to add some rake back into the truck's stance by giving the rear one more inch of lift. I know that AALs are preferred over blocks, but but I can't find any AALs that give only 1" of lift (I've only seen 1.5" and higher). So, it looks like blocks are my only choice if I want to stick with just 1" of additional lift in the rear.

Here's my question: if I go with blocks can I put a 1" block on the passenger side and a 1.5" block on the driver's side in order to compensate for my truck's "toyota tilt?" Like many other Tacomas, my truck's left rear is about 1/2" inch lower than the right side. Is it even safe/smart to mis-match lift block heights?

I appreciate any and all advice!





 

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1.5" and 1"... I doubt you'd even see a difference between the two.



oh, and never mismatch left and right. Simple laws of physics can tell me that won't be a good outcome. I've never heard of your Toyota Tilt.... mine certainly doesn't do that. Think you need to look at your springs.

The Toyota Tilt has been around for as long as I can remember, my first Toyota back in 79 came with side specific leaf springs to compensate for it by using springs slightly longer on one side.
If I remember right back then it was the passenger side that sagged, could be cause the gas tanks were on that side then versus the Tacoma now which has it on the drivers side
 

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The 'Toyota Tilt' is well known. They say it's because the gas tank and battery are both on the driver's side.
 

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Or maybe cause some of you fat bastards are making the drivers side spring and leaf pack sag! :rofl2: J/K!
 

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I read this post and I had to go check my truck for tilt, I found none. Suspension is the stock with no alterations and a quarter tank of gas.
 

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Or maybe cause some of you fat bastards are making the drivers side spring and leaf pack sag! :rofl2: J/K!
Made me laugh :lol:
 

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1.5" and 1"... I doubt you'd even see a difference between the two on stock tires.

http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
I am bumping up to 265/75/16 tires in place of the stock 265/70/16. This guy has a 3" level kit in the front and he put 1.5" blocks in the rear to regain some rake, and it looks perfect. Since I only have 2.25" in the front, I'm afraid that 1.5" in the rear would be too much and give me the excessive rake I had in the "before" pictures.

At 1.5" of lift, do you think the ToyTec TSB AALs won't give me too much rake? Or, will a 1" block look better?

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Air bags may be the ticket. I have them on mine and you can adjust them independently to compinsate for out of balance loads. Just a thought.


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I am bumping up to 265/75/16 tires in place of the stock 265/70/16. This guy has a 3" level kit in the front and he put 1.5" blocks in the rear to regain some rake, and it looks perfect. Since I only have 2.25" in the front, I'm afraid that 1.5" in the rear would be too much and give me the excessive rake I had in the "before" pictures.

At 1.5" of lift, do you think the ToyTec TSB AALs won't give me too much rake? Or, will a 1" block look better?

Thanks!
Stop being afraid! I have 275/70/16 on stock stealies Toyo Open Country AT's. I have 5100's set @ 2.5" and a Wheelers 1.5" AAL (no tsb leafs) and the front sits higher than the rear by a small bit. Plus I have a tonneau cover. Hopefully the front will settle a bit, but I am fine how mine looks!
 

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Sorry, I guess I'm just not anal enough to be out there with a tape measure worrying about 1/2" difference in right side vs. the left side of my truck.
 

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If you just had the TSB done, don't be suprised when it settles and you have to re-evaluate your stance. Mine was real high in the back when it was first installed but it levels out.
 

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I am bumping up to 265/75/16 tires in place of the stock 265/70/16. This guy has a 3" level kit in the front and he put 1.5" blocks in the rear to regain some rake, and it looks perfect. Since I only have 2.25" in the front, I'm afraid that 1.5" in the rear would be too much and give me the excessive rake I had in the "before" pictures.

At 1.5" of lift, do you think the ToyTec TSB AALs won't give me too much rake? Or, will a 1" block look better?

Thanks!
I have .25" (basically a shim) in the back, my shit is LEVEL, if any then maybe a little higher on the front. I'm thinking that with 1" you'll barely notice the rake, unless thats what you want. I'm not a big fan of rear blocks. I've seen them shift on friends rides.
 

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You get the tilt when you have 3/4 - a full tank.
Ok filled up this morning and when i got home checked it out again. 1/4 inch with full tank. I guess I better get air bags so I can keep the truck level at any given time. :lol:
 

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i have to disagree with some of you guys. mine has the "toyota tilt", but it's not just a toyota thing. many other manufacturers have the issue. i'm not bragging, but my father owns a shop and i've seen it on many other brands. my '95.5 tacoma had it, as well as my '99 and now my '05 has it. 95% of the time, i'm the only driver in the vehicle. that's a problem. gas tank, battery, whatever else you wanna add, and a driver on one side compared to the other is gonna cause more tilt/lean on that side. it's not enough for me to want to fix it, but it is there.
 
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