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07 tundra leveling kit(spacers)

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by rancherman84, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    so i've got some 2 inch spacers for my front end,my question is for those of that have installed them yourself how did u get the springs compressed? i tryed a mac tools spring compresser and all it did was bend it?
     
  2. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    It's a bottom spacer lift, not the top plate lift that just sandwichs between the spring mount and the mount plate on the truck?
     
  3. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    no,its the top spacer.
     
  4. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    Either take it to a shop or I've used 2 sets of spring compressors on the fronts to compress them. Even with 2 sets (4) they might start to bow/bend a bit. Make sure to mark the orientation of the 3 studs to the bottom shock eye to save yourself from doing it twice. Good luck, hope this helps, Matt
     
  5. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    ok,i guess ill have get a second set of compressors. they must be one hell of a spring,we did my buddys one ton dodge with a couple of heavy rachet straps and the floor jack,lol
     
  6. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    prepare for a stiffer ride. that is the cheapest way to achieve lift. just looking to stiffin up for the plow? if you can i'd install lift springs.

    i plan on a lift spring, add a leaf and lift struts this summer. but then again i want to lift the whole truck.
     
  7. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    i wont mind the stiffer ride,im used to a 3/4 ton pickup. lol
     
  8. Greystorm

    Greystorm Member
    Messages: 31

    I had two threaded spring compressors on each spring when I did mine, they definitely were bending but, I just worked fast and used power tools, I figured the compressors are made to do just be carefull if they look haggered or damaged from before. I'd take the struts of and take them to a shop, with the spacers they'll throw em on for cheap, with the wall mounted spring compressor