Spacers vs handling

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Sdshikux
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:27 am

I recently became the owner of a new Hilux 2.4 GD6 double cab. I have changed the wheels to something more suitable for the occasional weekend 4x4 trip. I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight or feedback on the spacers that the guys use to lift the body
1. How does it affect the on road handling if at all?
2. Does if afffect any other parts in respect of maintenance or durability e.g the cv joints

Thanks
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:12 pm

Hello Shaun

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Speak to the guys at 4x4Direct about the spacers they stock.

Handy to "level" the vehicle.


Off course this will not do the same as a proper off-road suspension, but then it costs a fraction of the price ...



Handy to give you that bit of clearance you might want off road. It buys you the time to kit out your vehicle and comfirm what you want to do long term, then buy the off road suspension when you are ready.
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:20 pm

Hi Shaun,
Welcome to the forum, here is a link to the item you are referring too:
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/strut-spacer ... -of-2.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:57 pm

He's asking about a body lift! Did mine years ago, easy job for two guys, basic tools and a few tins! Steer clear of the above mentioned strut spacers! Very dangerous when not fitted correctly and other modifications done accordingly.

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Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:01 am

Shaun just for clarity, there are three types of spacers :

1) Wheel spacers - if you want your rims and tires to sit "wider" on the vehicle. Clearly not the spacers you were asking about. And not good for the wheel bearings ..

2) BODY lift spacers - some people want to raise the actual body higher above the chassis, typically to fit larger tires. Were you asking about these ?

3) Suspension spacers - "Discs" that gets fitted between the shock mount and the body to raise the whole vehicle and to create extra ground clearance. This works, but within limits !! As pointed out in a previous reply, go overboard with this one and your shocks may well get damaged as your bump stops are no longer functional ....
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Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:24 pm

Thanks guys I was referring to the body spacers ! I think they come in 20mm to 40mm ? I was just asking because I don't want to change to much for now as the vehicle is still under warranty. I am unsure whether these body spacers will affect the cv joints in the long term or any other moving parts ?
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Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:50 pm

You unbolt the body from the chassis and they sit between the factory rubbers and the body. Has no effect on any moving parts when done properly!

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