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Hello everyone,,
I need a few opinions about the wheelers top plate spacer (or lift enhancer kit). My OME springs have settled in and I have about 23k on them. The front of the truck could use about 1/2" of lift on it to level the front out. I was looking at these spacers because they are an inexpensive way to get my 1/2" back. I hate spacers, but since these are only about 1/4" thick and don't increase https://showbox.bio/ https://tutuapp.uno/ https://vidmate.vet/ the spring preload I am seriously considering them. Has anyone had any experience with them? I am assuming that they aren't thick enough to cause issues with CV angles or balljoints, but would like to get some opinions from others to see if my assumptions are correct.
 

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Top plate spacers do change the geometry of the suspension and can over extend the down travel. Given this is a thin spacer, the issue is minor. Any suspension lift other than a drop bracket lift changes the CV angle, so you will have some measure of increased wear on the CV boots and higher stress on the CVs when you max your suspension travel.
 

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A top plate spacer this thin is fine. Fwiw, aftermarket coilovers are about 1/2" longer when fully extended than stock, and people dont have an issue with them.

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I used a 1/2 spacer on top of the coil-over just so I didn’t have to run preload on the spring itself. I know that may sound stupid but I never had a problem. One thing you may look into is a spacer for your front diff. It will help with cv geometry.
For the SoCal group, I don’t remember many cv breakages aside from some “sparkling” ? individuals who attempted some over the top lines in their 1st gens...
A solid UCA and ball joint, like RPC, should solve some problems. If you have a second gen taco, look into reinforcing your LCA adjustment tabs, before you get anymore into off-roading.
 
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