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Old 04-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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1/4" top plate spacer on bilstein 5100's

If I want to get 3 inches of lift up front can I add a 1/4" top plate spacer on top of 5100's. Can I do this or not?
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If I want to get 3 inches of lift up front can I add a 1/4" top plate spacer on top of 5100's. Can I do this or not?
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Are you talking with stock coils? there is a top plate spacer you can add but I would just but new coils the Eibachs are not that much and will give you 3"+ and ride way better.
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I put in the 1/4" spacer on the left 5100 to make up for the taco lean.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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Are you talking with stock coils? there is a top plate spacer you can add but I would just but new coils the Eibachs are not that much and will give you 3"+ and ride way better.
Yes stock coils. I would rather have the 3/4" top plate spacer. dont know why I put 1/4".
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I put in the 1/4" spacer on the left 5100 to make up for the taco lean.

I thought that was only 2nd Gens? mine don't lean
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I thought that was only 2nd Gens? mine don't lean
Nope.
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Yes stock coils. I would rather have the 3/4" top plate spacer. dont know why I put 1/4".

I think a 3/4" space will take you way over 3" with the 5100's set at 2.5 I still recommend just buying new coils it's about 150.00 for the Eibachs and it's well worth it.
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Nope.

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones then oh wait my truck does lean just look at my sig
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Well I want enough lift for 33's 1/4" spacer should be fine to get 33's instead of 3/4" cause I dont want to go over.
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I think a 3/4" space will take you way over 3" with the 5100's set at 2.5 I still recommend just buying new coils it's about 150.00 for the Eibachs and it's well worth it.

Agreed. I installed my Eibachs this week and love them. It will get you a good lift over the 2.5 and stock coils and it makes the ride so much better.
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Well I want enough lift for 33's 1/4" spacer should be fine to get 33's instead of 3/4" cause I dont want to go over.

Yeah 1/4" is the most I would go I don't even think you could get a 3/4" spacer in there safely with the 5100's at 2.5
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Tell me more about the eibach springs. I just looked on the web site and couldnt find the springs for my tacoma. Could I run them with stock shocks in the front and they will lift my truck over 2.5 inches
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NO! YOU CAN NOT RUN THEM WITH STOCK SHOCKS. it's a valving issue you need to buy 5100's there might be other shocks you can run them with but not stock.


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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones then oh wait my truck does lean just look at my sig
Me too. Mine doesnt lean either!

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Agreed. I installed my Eibachs this week and love them. It will get you a good lift over the 2.5 and stock coils and it makes the ride so much better.
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Mine leans a little to the drivers side not much.
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I have eibachs and 5100's, and just measured 2 days ago(2 weeks after install) and I have no lean. sitting at 39 1/8 on both driver and passenger side with a 32 inch tire. Those of you running a 33 inch tire you should be sitting at about 40" in the front.
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