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Spacers or springs for leveling rear end

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by 1ino, Oct 26, 2022.

  1. Oct 26, 2022 at 9:51 AM
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    1ino

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    I see some spacers and also replacement springs on Amazon that people claim that they did fix the rear end sag.
    Spacers are 50 bucks, and springs are 70.
    Any recommendations, I'm thinking just replace the springs if they do the same thing and improve ride.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2022 at 10:04 AM
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    kmeeg

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    I have no idea if 5th gen rear spacers fit 94.

    Anyone local to Denver CO I can sell my used Toytec FJRS-15-P - Rear 1.5" Lift Black Poly Spacers for 50 bucks.

    I have 2 sets of 5th gen stock rear springs too.
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2022 at 1:38 PM
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    For a second gen, I would replace the springs, did it on my 94 years ago.

    That gen is notorious for sagging in the rear.
     
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  4. Oct 27, 2022 at 9:03 AM
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    Replace the springs. Do it right the 1st time. Use aftermarket not OEM.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2022 at 2:35 PM
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    For the price difference, I was thinking the same thing, that replacing springs is the best option.
    Thank you
     
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  6. Oct 31, 2022 at 8:32 AM
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    Which aftermarket springs? I've got the MOOG CC255's written down but I could not tell you why.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2022 at 9:21 AM
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    I have OME standards on mine and they really lifted the rear much more than I thought. But I do like the raked look I have.4Runner.jpg
     
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  8. Nov 5, 2022 at 7:53 PM
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    How did it do for the leveling?
     
  10. Nov 7, 2022 at 4:44 PM
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    about 1.5 inches, definitely looks better, and the price was great, the springs are shorter but the diameter looked bigger, not by much but noticeable.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2022 at 5:49 AM
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    Rebuilt Engine MLS and ARP on the heads, DT Header, 2-1/2" CARB compliant Flow-Master CAT with 2.0" Bosal CAT back Dayco 1-1/4" Spacers, SkyJacker M-Series Monotube Shocks, Ball Joint Spacers. 95-9006 K&N Air Cleaner, G-Plus Alum Radiator, ZIrgo 16" Fan, Derale Temp switch/relay
    Eibach coils (made in America) with Daystar polyurethane 1.5" thick spacers. Blazeland suspension up front and you get a well balanced greatly improved suspension system.20210831_090718.jpg
     
  12. Nov 19, 2022 at 11:57 AM
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    As much as I would like to put money into mine like you, I have 3 other cars that are used for commuting and longer trips to maintain.
    Would love to do the headers and exhaust system on 4Runner, but that’s not going to happen most likely
     

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