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Old 07-25-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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Final questions before new lift purchase.

After many hours of reading build threads and the suspension section of TW I believe that I'm ready to ditch the spacer lift and purchase a new lift from Toytec. Please let me know if I'm missing anything or you think I should choose a slightly different route.

Truck Specs: 2010 Taco extended cab SR5 4wd. Here is a link to the current Fat Bob spacer lift I now have installed now.

http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/_toyo...owReviews=True

New Suspension/questions:

Bilstein 5100's front and rear. I'm planning on keeping the fat bobs aal in the rear. Since the aal only provides 2 in. of lift is it safe to go with the 5100's opposed to the 5150s for the rear?

Toytec/Eibach front coils.

Light racing uca's.

Front 1/4 spacer to fix driver side lean.

Will I need/ should I purchase a new diff drop? I was planning on using the one currently installed.

Since I already have the aal in the rear with the u bolts there is no need to purchase new u bolts from Toytec correct?

Thanks in advance for all of the help. I know this question/ similar questions are asked all the time. I would just like some reassurance before I pull the trigger on the lift today. And of course i will post pictures after it is installed. However installation may take longer that usual. I don't have a lot of experience and I'm going to try and do it myself
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5100 will be fine. they accomadate for 3 icnhes of lift. your current diff drop should be fine with the new lift, dont see a reason why you would need a new one. no you dont need new u botls, you should replace them when swapping out a leaf pack or add a new leaf. good luck with install.
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rear 5100s are supposed to accommodate up to 2" of rear lift, but there have been a rash of people lately that have used them offroading w/ a 2" AAL and overextended the shocks and broke them.
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After many hours of reading build threads and the suspension section of TW I believe that I'm ready to ditch the spacer lift and purchase a new lift from Toytec. Please let me know if I'm missing anything or you think I should choose a slightly different route.

Truck Specs: 2010 Taco extended cab SR5 4wd. Here is a link to the current Fat Bob spacer lift I now have installed now.

http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/_toyo...owReviews=True

New Suspension/questions:

Bilstein 5100's front and rear. I'm planning on keeping the fat bobs aal in the rear. Since the aal only provides 2 in. of lift is it safe to go with the 5100's opposed to the 5150s for the rear?
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Toytec/Eibach front coils.
I have the same set-up, you'll love it!
Light racing uca's.
Are you putting the 5100's at .85? If you're leaving them at 0, you won't need new UCA's.
Front 1/4 spacer to fix driver side lean.

Will I need/ should I purchase a new diff drop? I was planning on using the one currently installed.
There are mixed reviews on diff drops, a lot of people here tell you that you won't need it/shouldn't install it but if you already have, you will not need to replace it with a new one.
Since I already have the aal in the rear with the u bolts there is no need to purchase new u bolts from Toytec correct?
Correct.
Thanks in advance for all of the help. I know this question/ similar questions are asked all the time. I would just like some reassurance before I pull the trigger on the lift today. And of course i will post pictures after it is installed. However installation may take longer that usual. I don't have a lot of experience and I'm going to try and do it myself
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5100 will be fine. they accomadate for 3 icnhes of lift. your current diff drop should be fine with the new lift, dont see a reason why you would need a new one. no you dont need new u botls, you should replace them when swapping out a leaf pack or add a new leaf. good luck with install.
Read this thread about 5100's... they are not good to 3" of lift.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...my-5100-a.html
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rear 5100s are supposed to accommodate up to 2" of rear lift, but there have been a rash of people lately that have used them offroading w/ a 2" AAL and overextended the shocks and broke them.

I don't know anything about the 5150's. I would assume they are a slightly longer shock? Would they provide a stiffer ride? I drive on the road 90% of the time with some light wheeling.
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I don't know anything about the 5150's. I would assume they are a slightly longer shock? Would they provide a stiffer ride? I drive on the road 90% of the time with some light wheeling.
the person to talk to would be the folks at DownSouth Motorsports. they are a vendor here. they know all there is to know about this stuff. they can do custom valving on certain products as well.
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Read this thread about 5100's... they are not good to 3" of lift.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...my-5100-a.html
Yes I will run them at .85. sorry i left that part out. I'm going to call DSM now to decide if i wanna run 5150's or 5100's in the rear.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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So I just spoke with Marko from DSM. He suggest that I run slightly longer 5100's that are used in the RCD lift kit. Are the 5100's not all the same height? I think I will also go with the Desert Product UCA's from DSM but stick with the eibach coils and 1/4 spacer from toytec for the front.
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