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Old 05-27-2009, 09:59 AM   #1
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Need rear suspension info

Hey Sonny, I purchased the front 5100's for my 08 Taco & had Toyota install them. I asked them to level my truck & my truck is now higher in the front and about 1-1 1/2" lower in the rear. Before I return to ask them to "level" out the front (again), do you have any suggestions for raising the rear of the truck so it is now level with the front? Preferrably something other than blocks. I somewhat like the height of the front the way it is. Not sure if I should add another leaf (& I have the tsb mod) or get longer shocks. What would you suggest? Thanks for the time & info.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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I'm not sonny but toytech makes an AAL for the tsb pack that might help you out
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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Toytec AAL for TSB

That sounds like the perfect answer. My rear shocks are stock, can I use the stock shocks with the Toytec AAL for TSB or should I upgrade the shocks? I'm concerned about length of shock & stock shocks being able to handle bumpy roads with new rear height. Thx for the Toytec info.
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That is a notable concern. Hopefully someone else can address that, but here is the product from toytech

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
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Good morning,

I see that another gentleman replied to you and he is correct....
Toyotec does offer an AAl that will lift the rear and it will be right around
the 1 1/2" mark as far as lift....After you install the AAL along with the TSB you already have done...I would get a ride height measurement from mount to mount with the truck sitting there under its own weight...Just to be on the safe side...Most likely the stock shocks will be to short at full droop and you will need to run an aftermarket shock that has a little longer collapsed and extended dimesion by about 1.75" at full extension and around 3/4" to 1" at a collapsed length....

Let me know if there is anything that we can help you with....

Thank you,
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Hey Sonny, I purchased the front 5100's for my 08 Taco & had Toyota install them. I asked them to level my truck & my truck is now higher in the front and about 1-1 1/2" lower in the rear. Before I return to ask them to "level" out the front (again), do you have any suggestions for raising the rear of the truck so it is now level with the front? Preferrably something other than blocks. I somewhat like the height of the front the way it is. Not sure if I should add another leaf (& I have the tsb mod) or get longer shocks. What would you suggest? Thanks for the time & info.
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Since I purchased the front 5100s from you, Sonny, do you have any recommendations for the rear shocks? Also, do you sell them? Once I get all the parts, do you have a local shop in SD that you recommend? Thank you very much for the info, much appreciated.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:28 AM   #7
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Good morning,

Yes the Bilstein 5100 series rear shocks...BE5-C476-H0 or the RCD part #
BE5-C478-T0 will both work in the rear with up to 1.5" of lift....

I see that you are located in Oceanside?????

Let me know when you have a chance and I might have someone
I can refer you to in North County....

Thank you,
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Since I purchased the front 5100s from you, Sonny, do you have any recommendations for the rear shocks? Also, do you sell them? Once I get all the parts, do you have a local shop in SD that you recommend? Thank you very much for the info, much appreciated.
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sonny - ready to buy

hi sonny,

i'm ready to get those 5100's for the rear. what is the cost? can we do paypal? also, do you have any shop recommendations in the north county? i still need to order the toytec aal tsb.

thanks a bunch.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:04 AM   #10
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Good morning,
PM me and I will get you the price on the rears and
the name of the shop in NC....
Thank you,
Sonny
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