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Old 07-02-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question spacer lift + bilstein 5100 adj

Was wondering if i could get a 2.5" spacer lift to mount on top of the coilover, and then put a set of billstein 5100 adjustables and set them at 1.75 to get a total of 4.25" of lift?
any help or advice would be great, on a budget but can't decide how to lift it up.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:38 AM   #2
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That wont work.

What do you have, whats your budget, and how much lift do you want.

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Old 07-02-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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06 pre-runner
already have 285/70/17 bfg at but can't decide what kinda lift a wanna do, or if i want to fork out the $ for a new set of wheels, then again wheel adapters kinda scare me
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #4
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You can get a 3" from Toytec for $299. After that get a set of wheel spacers and mount your 285s on your stock wheels.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:16 AM   #5
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do you have any experence w/ the wheel spacers, i've heard they can break?
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:19 AM   #6
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I have never heard of them breaking.

I personally don't have experience with them, but I have never heard of anybody really having a problem with 'em. I'm gonna be using them to fit 285/75 Muds on my truck in October. So we will see.
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do you think i can clear the 285/70/17 w/ a 2.5" bilstein lift?
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To run any 285s you will have to trim. Sure you can fit them, but trimming is necessary.
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thanx for your help
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06 pre-runner
already have 285/70/17 bfg at but can't decide what kinda lift a wanna do, or if i want to fork out the $ for a new set of wheels, then again wheel adapters kinda scare me
Total Chaos makes spindels for the prerunner, here is the link:
http://www.chaosfab.com/toyaccess_05taco.html

Hope you got the cash. I have heard of guys running about 4" lift with these.
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:58 PM   #11
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what about a 2.5" top plate spacer and billies set at .75" for a total of 3.25" lift, would that work?
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:00 PM   #12
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what about a 2.5" top plate spacer and billies set at .75" for a total of 3.25" lift, would that work?
It would work right up until your ball joints broke.
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Every manufacturer out there says not to run the 5100s giving any lift along with spacers.

If you want 3" of lift, a Toytec 3" kit for $219 is your most economical way to go.
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i don't understand why this wouldn't work, it seems like the best of both worlds
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #15
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i don't understand why this wouldn't work, it seems like the best of both worlds
You are going to be over stressing the ball joints. Thats why it wont work. You will not have ANY down travel, which is needed to have a working suspension.
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so would you recomend the billies or a top plate spacer (I can get the spacers a lot cheaper)
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:49 PM   #17
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If your looking for more than 3" lift, go with the spindles. If thats not enough, get a drop bracket lift.
Otherwise, if your on a budget, get the 5100's.
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so would you recomend the billies or a top plate spacer (I can get the spacers a lot cheaper)
Ok, let me brake it down; Lift/cheap = problems!!! Look for what you really want and invest in an applicable setup...

If you want cheap, dont think more is better. A 2.25" is that, double stacking= issues. go with what is out there, do your research and you will be alright...
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alright, I've got it down to this, top plate spacer or bilstein 5100 adj.
I've read every forum on this site and my wifes gonna kill me (too much time talking w/ you guys) I still can't decide which way to go.

06 Prerunner, little off-roading nothing serious, but i still want a good ride that will last as long as the truck will, I don't mind if it firms up a little bit.

Whatever I get the most replies about is what I'll go w/
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