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Old 06-03-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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which to get..Spacer lift or 5100s

ive been thinking about giving my taco a little lift (about 2.5"-3"). i was hoping to get input on whether to get lift spacers or Bilstein 5100s ? Right now im running 285/70/17s w/o any lift.

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5100's and pics.
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Yeah 5100's nuf said
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Talk to Doug from Toytec..I got a 3 inch spacer lift and a 1 1/2 block in the back... It is AWESOME!!! I am running 265/70/17's...the stance and look is great for the cost.... Granted I only stay on the road..It rides smooth on road, however it is a bit stiff on bumps and holes..but I understand that it is the "lowest" lift on the totem pole..but for my use....great!!!
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i dont know why youd consider spacers or the 5100s..
5100s all the way
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ive been thinking about giving my taco a little lift (about 2.5"-3"). i was hoping to get input on whether to get lift spacers or Bilstein 5100s ? Right now im running 285/70/17s w/o any lift.

Thanks in Advance!

You run 285's with no lift?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:51 AM   #9
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5100s.. gotta pic of them tires on the stock truck?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:54 AM   #10
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thanks guys for the input! i think i'll go with the 5100s then.
@ whitetaco02, ya ive been running like that for a awhile..i had to do some trimming. As of now it only rubs when i fully turn the steering wheel
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:06 AM   #11
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@ buzzardsgottaeat, ya i actually took a picture of it when i slapped them on a while back..
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #12
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Hmmmmm.. i was just thinking ill stick with 265 till i lift, but i have seen a few runnin 285s stock. Plus id have 285/70-16.. inch smaller rim.... hmmmm decisions decisions
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thats cool. i just placed an order for front & rear 5100s. ill probably set the fronts @ 2.5 but not sure about the back yet..gotta find out which settings will make it look leveled.
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thats cool. i just placed an order for front & rear 5100s. ill probably set the fronts @ 2.5 but not sure about the back yet..gotta find out which settings will make it look leveled.

do you plan on lifting the rear too? or just up front?
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for now, just the fronts..gonna do some research for the rears
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for now, just the fronts..gonna do some research for the rears
from what ive read, for the 2nd gens the billys set at 2.5 and a 2" add a leaf will level your taco out. someone correct me if im wrong.
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Talk to Doug from Toytec..I got a 3 inch spacer lift and a 1 1/2 block in the back... It is AWESOME!!! I am running 265/70/17's...the stance and look is great for the cost.... Granted I only stay on the road..It rides smooth on road, however it is a bit stiff on bumps and holes..but I understand that it is the "lowest" lift on the totem pole..but for my use....great!!!

If you think thats smooth, you'd probably think you're floating on a cloud with 5100s.
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I debated this almost from the time I bought my truck (August '07) until a couple months ago when I finally did the lift. You can see my choice to the left there...
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thats cool. i just placed an order for front & rear 5100s. ill probably set the fronts @ 2.5 but not sure about the back yet..gotta find out which settings will make it look leveled.
The rear Bilstein 5100's for our rigs aren't adjustable... just really nice shocks. They sit at the stock height.

The fronts are adjustable because they preload the springs by having a little shelf to move the springs up.
Since there arent coil springs in the rear they cant be pre loaded (lifted)
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