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Old 01-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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eibach springs vs. stock springs on billys

I'm installing a lift in my 2005 DC Tacoma and I'm using 5100's to achieve the front lift. I'm just wondering whether it's better to go with the eibach springs @ .85 or the stock springs @ 2.5?? What are the advantages/disadvantages for either one, I'd really appreciate some insight on this, thanks guys!
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Can't get into the technical stuff, cause I really don't know... But I have the eibachs with 5100's at .85. The ride is great and I'm completely happy with how it turned out.
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I was under the impression you should only use the 5100's set at 0" if you're running aftermarket coils.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...need-know.html

"Bilstien 5100's http://www.bilsteinus.com/leveling/ARTICLE.pdf
This is a great affordable lift kit. These replacement shocks are great to add a few inches to the front of your Tacoma, it is adjustable and have a slightly better valving system than the stock shocks that come with the Tacoma's. (But please take note NO One recommends it to be used in conjunction with after market coils) This may result in damage of your suspension components.
Adjustment heights
1 - 0"
2 - 0.85"
3 - 1.75"
4 - 2.5"
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I was under the impression you should only use the 5100's set at 0" if you're running aftermarket coils.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...need-know.html

"Bilstien 5100's http://www.bilsteinus.com/leveling/ARTICLE.pdf
This is a great affordable lift kit. These replacement shocks are great to add a few inches to the front of your Tacoma, it is adjustable and have a slightly better valving system than the stock shocks that come with the Tacoma's. (But please take note NO One recommends it to be used in conjunction with after market coils) This may result in damage of your suspension components.
Adjustment heights
1 - 0"
2 - 0.85"
3 - 1.75"
4 - 2.5"
with the eibachs you can use 0 or .85 just no higher of a setting
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with the eibachs you can use 0 or .85 just no higher of a setting
Ah, good to know. Thanks for the clarification.
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Thanks for the comments guys. I think I'm going to use the stock coils for now and set the billys @ 2.5. I could use the money that the eibachs would've cost me to buy some wheel spacers...I'll just save until the stock springs go bad and then maybe some CO's! Thanks again!
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I would do it right the frist time. I went with a AAL for my rear and they sagged within 4 months and now I'm doing it the way I should of "new leaf pack"
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I would do it right the frist time. I went with a AAL for my rear and they sagged within 4 months and now I'm doing it the way I should of "new leaf pack"
Were you hauling a lot of weight? Where did you get your AAL? I got mine from toytec...it's the 2" b/c my truck doesn't have the TSB leafs. I don't haul anything with my truck and I don't plan on doing any hardcore off-roading.
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