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Old 08-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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Question 5100's & AAL - about to order, will this work?

I have had my 07 DoubleCab Long Bed Sport 4x4 long enough that it is no longer seeming tall, as it once did when I upgraded to it from my Honda car.

I have been researching lifts here for awhile and learned alot thanks to everyone here. I am about to make my order, but just have a few more things to sort out. I do not have the TSB Rear Leafs, the truck has 62,000 on it and it doesn't sound like I can get this fixed at this point.

Here is what I am thinking about ordering:
  • Bilstein 5100 Series Pre Load Adjustable Front shocks(set to 2.5") - order from DSM
  • 2" lift ToyTec Rear Add-A-Leafs (TAC-AL-HA)
Do I need to get the following with this setup? Or do I just install the front and rears and see how it drives first?
  • Zinc Axle Shims (3 Degree)
  • Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
  • Longer U-Bolts
Does this setup sound like it will work to you guys? I am looking for a similar stance as Squad314's DCLB. THANKS
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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Probably won't need to extras. If you do you can order them after the lift is installed.
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I just did the samething. I didn't need any of the extra's. It did take me 3 times to get my alignement right.
Before: w/ just the AAL


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Nice, that is good to hear/see it worked out for your rig. Are you happy overall with it now that you got it aligned? Sounds like this should be a go for me.
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Nice, that is good to hear/see it worked out for your rig. Are you happy overall with it now that you got it aligned? Sounds like this should be a go for me.
Yeah, it has a whole new stance, but the ride and handling never changed.
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I would recommend the diff drop kit from Toytec i just did it for a little added security on my CVs i have very slight vibe just for a sec at 5mph or so nothing to bad probably the only one to notice seeing as i know its there
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Ok, I have gotten the 5100's and 2" AAL ordered, thanks. I guess I will just see how it drives before getting any other parts.
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Alright! I was able to install the AAL's on Friday night, and the 5100's on Sat morning. My initial impressions are that the ride feels more like a 4x4, instead of the spongy suspension before. I might need to look into some rear shocks though, as I think they have topped out a few times from some speed bumps @ 40 MPH.

I took it for alignment Monday. Here are the specs after: Camber=.1, Toe=.04, Caster - (Left= -.3, Right = -.1). I can notice some wandering at high speeds, but I think I will be ok without UCA's.

I have also noticed a slight vibration, which I can feel on the pedal and almost hear a little bit. It is definitely different feeling and sounding when I hit the gas than it was before the lift. Because of this I have just ordered the OME carrier bearing drop kit. Should I also try the differential drop, if not for the vibes than at least for the CV boots?




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Quick question, will the bilsteins, set at 2.5, cause any UCA damage?
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You may have a vibration after the AAL install. Some do... some don't. I wish I would've installed shims at the same time as my AAL install. To me its worth the extra $70ish to do the extras at the same time some you don't have to pay the labor over again to install the shims/u-bolts.
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