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    Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    I've been searching around for some larger coil spring spacers lately, I really wanted to avoid using the mr. gaskets on the bottom. I think i may have found a pretty good alternative for anyone who is interested and only wants to use a single top spacer. The daystar KT09100BK, is designed for the early 90's 4runner but with a little modification it will fit our vans very nicely.

    Here it is next to my old mr gasket 1285, its about twice the size.
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    The diameter of the grove is just a little too big to force on, but if you cut a section out it will snug down nicely into the grove. I took out just under a 1/4" and it worked out really good.
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    Here it is installed
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    Here it is with a 235 75 15 tire on a samurai rim.
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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    wow, just found this. nice mod! the mr gasket spacers on mine are squashing out and all deformed from the PO driving around on them like that. ill probably try this instead of new mr gaskets. i assume you removed the factory upper spring insulators. does it give you the same amount of lift as the mr gaskets? does it squash out with that crack you cut in it (should i close that back up with a bracket) or does it work ok?

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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    The daystar spacer is considerably stiffer than the Mr gaskets. I have had zero problems or squishing out without a bracket to hold the seam. I don't think a bracket is necessary especially if you are careful with the amount of material you remove but it couldn't hurt. I did remove the factory insulator and it's probably equivalent to have a Mr gasket on the top and bottom maybe a smidge more

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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    I have a set of aluminum 2" spacers made to fit the top of 96-02 4Runners. They fit almost perfect and no need to worry about squashing out.

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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    What is the height difference between this and the stock spacer?

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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    Any updates on this Daystar spacer lift??

    I have just received a rear set of the Daystar spacer KT09100BK. I plan to follow your lead on cutting them for tight fitment. Did you leave the stock Toyota insulator on the lower spring perch cup?

    My plans: 1987 Toyota Van LE 4WD-EFI (5-Speed)

    Rear:
    *Cut-to-fit Daystar KT09100BK spacers.
    *Shocks: KYB (just-gas) kg54312

    Front:
    *Crank up torsion bar to meet height of rear.
    *Shocks: KYB (just-gas) kg54304

    Wheel/Tire:
    *Suzuki Sidekick 9-hole wheel 15" x 5.5" (4.25" backspacing)
    *General Grabber AT2 tire 215/75-15

    At this point I know I will have to do some body cutting (mostly front end). But I was looking for any tips that would help my process along the way.

    I have lifted my fair share of jeeps/trucks. And using a larger spacer at the top really appealed to me vs Mr. gasket #1285 upper/lower combo.

    **If anyone else has tried this lift please share**

    Thanks!
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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by toyvan87 View Post
    Any updates on this Daystar spacer lift??

    I have just received a rear set of the Daystar spacer KT09100BK. I plan to follow your lead on cutting them for tight fitment. Did you leave the stock Toyota insulator on the lower spring perch cup?

    My plans: 1987 Toyota Van LE 4WD-EFI (5-Speed)

    Rear:
    *Cut-to-fit Daystar KT09100BK spacers.
    *Shocks: KYB (just-gas) kg54312

    Front:
    *Crank up torsion bar to meet height of rear.
    *Shocks: KYB (just-gas) kg54304

    Wheel/Tire:
    *Suzuki Sidekick 9-hole wheel 15" x 5.5" (4.25" backspacing)
    *General Grabber AT2 tire 215/75-15

    At this point I know I will have to do some body cutting (mostly front end). But I was looking for any tips that would help my process along the way.

    I have lifted my fair share of jeeps/trucks. And using a larger spacer at the top really appealed to me vs Mr. gasket #1285 upper/lower combo.

    **If anyone else has tried this lift please share**



    Thanks!


    I am pretty much going the same route with a few exceptions.

    Same Daystar spacer in the back, Durango shocks for front and Tacoma for the back (Sensa brand), as well as a torsion crank. Only running 27x8.5 r14 though... don't want a ton of fitment issues, hopefully.


    Will be a couple weeks... have to report back

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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    I went with the same set up. Left the bottom insulator to keep squeaking noise to minimum. If you have access to a band saw it's a breeze to install with an invisible cut. Nice and tight. It's Urethane, not rubber, will last forever hot or frozen!

    Here is mine. (weird! rotated 90deg)

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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    When you guys say Tacoma rear and Durango front shocks, are they for 2 or 4wd vehicles?

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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Stroker613 View Post
    When you guys say Tacoma rear and Durango front shocks, are they for 2 or 4wd vehicles?

    The Fronts were these:

    2270-FS - SENSEN Shocks Front
    Fitment:

    • 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota 4WD
    • 1998-2003 Dodge Durango 4WD




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