Originally Posted by stucksucksnayota
I'm not against a lift as long as I can keep my same tire setup and it not look like a truck with a lift and tiny tires lol
As far as the coils and the bilstein shocks go I have a quick questions about those. I have read about people buying the 5100 I think is the number and then it lifting their truck 2.5" or so. Is this an adjustment made on the shock or do you need to buy different coils depending on how high you want the lift to be?
This is probably the route I will end up going after I install the chevy leafs in the rear, I will buy new coils and struts for the front to adjust for the height change in the rear of my truck!
The 5100's are adjustable for lift up to 2.5'' using preload, and your stock coils.
That is not recommended especially since your stock coils are probably shot at 240k miles.
The 5100's have three positions, stock, 1''lift and 2.5'' of lift. Those are used w/ the stock coils.
People use the 5100's with toytec coils to give 3-3.5'' of lift with the shocks set on the stock position, so the coils do the lifting.
OME makes coils that are designed to be used with their struts. They have several coils for our trucks, the most popular are the 880s (1-2'' of lift) and 881's (2-3'' of lift). There are others for trucks with bumpers/winches.
The amount of lift these coils also depend on what engine and body you have. ie...if you have a 4 banger and a regular or extended cab...you will get more lift because your truck weighs less. A V6 or double cab will get less lift.
I see you have a v6 double cab, so if you chose OME struts and coils the 881's would be the way to go getting you around 2'' of lift, unless you plan on adding a winch and o/r bumper the 882's would be a better choice.
The eibach/toytec coil and 5100 combo will get you around 3'' of lift.
Downsouth motorsports, wheelers offroad, and toytec are the prefered retailers on TW.