07-22-2004, 04:47 PM
Well... I guess this would be one of the best places to ask about this stuff even though my truck is not a tacoma. I own a 1987 Toyota pickup and am interested in lowering it. I am going to be replacing the old stock shocks with something newer and better within a month and after that i am going to be lowering it. I know i can crank the torsion bars down to lower the front, I just need help figuring them out and locating what to crank down. As for the back I know I need some lowering blocks. Where would the best place to get them be and where could i find some blocks for a good price?
07-22-2004, 08:07 PM
many places sell lowering blocks it depends what u are looking for steal or aluminum i went with 4 inch blocks in the rear and a pulled leaf and in the front i put 2 inch drop spindels by beltech and didn't crank the torsion bars at all it was way to hard to do but if u do want to adjust them u follow the bar until it ends around the middle of the cab and there is a long bolt with 2 nuts on it and u just loosen it as much as u would like with stock tires and my drop spindles i could still adjust the bars about another 2 or 3 inches and not have a problem with turnin but i am goin lower with bags
07-22-2004, 08:56 PM
Was looking at just cranking the bars down since i can get a friend of mine to help me with it. He has a nissan that he put blocks on the back and cranked the bars to lower the front. My yota bars are just set up a lot different then his though. How much can I lower the back without going too "low"? I still will need to haul cargo every once and a while but nothing that should be too bad.
07-23-2004, 01:11 PM
i had four inch aluminum blocks and i pulled the middle leaf and that made my axle sit on the bump stop but then cut those down and i was fine if u are goin to be hauling cargo i would just go with the four inch blocks so u have room for travel i would crank my torsion bars now but i am not worried cause i am just bagging the front soon anyways and that will mean removing the torsion bars all together
hope that helped
07-23-2004, 06:21 PM
Thanks for all the info. I don't know if i even have any bump stops left... My truck was owned by some redneck firefighters before me.... I have found all kinds of interested things while working on it.. Such as a cut extension cord for the electrical wiring.. boy.. that was fun.. Any certain place you recommend me getting the blocks from? Does it specifically have to say "For 87 toyota pickup"?
07-23-2004, 07:58 PM
blocks are generic, get some steel blocks though
07-23-2004, 09:03 PM
i picked up my blockes from a local shop and i had to modifiy the bottom opening on the block so it would fit the pin on the leaf spring u could search for a place that sells for ur truck but i doubt it
07-23-2004, 10:59 PM
u could search for a place that sells for ur truck but i doubt it
nope, blocks are universal, not application-specific.