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Stock 05’ DC only 1/2” taller in rear...that normal?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Motopilot, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. Oct 10, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    Motopilot

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    So I have a stock 2005 DC sr5 4wd. I’m planning on lifting it just a little. So was measuring it and it’s only a half inch higher in the rear. Honestly not even noticeable. Was wondering is that normal?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Oh yeah forgot to disclose that it does have a leer topper on it but it’s not heavy at all
     
  3. Oct 10, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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    post some pictures of the truck and also the front wheel well and coilover, maybe it has a spacer?
     
  4. Oct 10, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Without knowing the official answer, I’ll weigh in with an opinion that that’s “normal” for 15 year old leaf springs + a Leer topper. When I bought my 2002 a couple years ago, there wasn’t much rake.
     
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  5. Oct 10, 2020 at 7:57 PM
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    I missed the spacer on my 06 when I bought it, I was so occupied looking for rust
     
  6. Oct 11, 2020 at 6:41 AM
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    @seth419 doesn’t look like one to me but I’m very new to this stuff
     
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  7. Oct 11, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    I don't see a spacer there just the top hat.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    Looks like a spacer to me, you can see the bolts running thru it at the front corner
     
  9. Oct 11, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    That looks like a spacer in there. Notice the gap around the bolts going from the spring assembly to the actual mount.
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    posting near identical response at almost exact time...

     
  11. Oct 11, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    Guess I missed that since that gap doesn't look like it lines up with the bolt coming out of the top. Guess it could be a spacer. :confused:
     
  12. Oct 11, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    only noticed it immediately because I ran a spacer exactly like it when I had my 05 DC
     
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  13. Oct 11, 2020 at 5:44 PM
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    I have a spacer too but mine is aluminum and not painted and thicker so it's stands out more. Lol
     
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    That control arm also looks more horizontal than normal too. Certainly looks like a spacer.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2020 at 6:25 PM
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    So the consensus is a lift via a puck or spacer...1” maybe? Ok was looking at my leaf springs but didn’t get a pic. They are virtually level if not slightly bowing down. Meaning the ends might be slightly lower than the center.
     
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    The leafs on my 05 are similar. I think that's a symptom of age. I'm planning to replace them and install Firestone air bags eventually.
     
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    Just trying to figure out what’s my best option for lift and tires. I’ve never lifted any of my trucks in the past. I’ll be mostly pavement pounding and driving on the beach. Might retrieve a deer out of a field or a farm road here and there.
     
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    I'm really happy with my Bilstein 5100 suspension.
     
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    Same driving use here. I’m on Billy 5100’s all around. Front Shocks adjusted one notch up from the lowest setting. They are a great value. Excellent of street/highway. Excellent towing/hauling. Off-road at slow speed they are firm. Research progressive vs. digressive shocks.
     
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    Pulled the trigger on the Bilstein 5100’s (Adj) front and rear...new right and left oem lower ball joints...And new 285/75r16 MT tires. About to order Black Sportsman seat covers and just got my weathertech mats in.
     
  22. Oct 13, 2020 at 7:28 AM
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    I'm late coming back to the party, but definitely a spacer like others stated.
     
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    Just curious if you are going to do anything on the back end of the truck?
     
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    @rock climber I'm going to see how it looks...I’ve got a 1” block and a add a leaf in my Amazon cart. I’m leaning towards the leaf over the block.
     
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