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Old 08-19-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Talking Thinking of Lift (Eibach's w/ 5100's at 0.85", ToyTec AAL) - RIDE QUALITY????

I'm wanting to add a mild lift to my DC Prerunner and run 265/75/16 tires.
Ride quality is the most important, I'm willing to spend a little more to keep a better ride, as I don't off road.

Thinking about going with the Eibach coils and 5100's set @ 0.85" to get about 2.5" of lift in the front, and the AAL with 5100's in the rear.

For those of you running this setup - are you satisfied? What's the ride quality like? (And YES, I did use the search function and read lots of other posts first!!)

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Do you have aftermarket upper control arms? You might need them at 2.5" of lift.

I've got them with 5100's at 0 and love the ride quality. The Eibach's are stiffer than the OEM coils and hold the road well. They don't dive when on the brakes or roll into corners. I think they're great!

For the back, which AAL are you looking at, the 1.5" or 2"? Icon and Wheelers make a 1.5" 3-leaf progressive AAL that rides very nice! It's more expensive but comes with new u-bolts and centering pins. I have never had a single AAL but am very happy with the 3-leaf AAL.
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I'm wanting to add a mild lift to my DC Prerunner and run 265/75/16 tires.
Ride quality is the most important, I'm willing to spend a little more to keep a better ride, as I don't off road.

Thinking about going with the Eibach coils and 5100's set @ 0.85" to get about 2.5" of lift in the front, and the AAL with 5100's in the rear.

For those of you running this setup - are you satisfied? What's the ride quality like? (And YES, I did use the search function and read lots of other posts first!!)

Thanks
I have eibachs, 5100s at .85, drivers side spacer and AAL. I am happy with it. It gave me a full 3" of lift and I am running stock uca's with no problems. I would suggest a 2" AAL if you have the 3 leaf setup so that it doesnt sit nose high. Clears 285/75-16s with just the usual minor trimming.
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You will not be dissapointed at all. Like many others on here, i have the same setup and love the ride height and quality. I gained right between 2.5"-3" of lift and another 1" of lift with my tires. Check out my build thread link below for all my info!
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I have had this set up for a little less than a week and I'm very impressed with the ride quality. As mentioned above I would go with new uca's especially if your going to set the 5100's at .85.

Here is a brief write up of my install.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ar-shocks.html

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Im running it. Get 5100's for the rear with the AALs I have top plate spacers in the front and is set at .85 and rides great! Youll clear 285's if you want to I am
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I have the exact set up and my ride quality on the road is amazing. In back I have the TSB done and the Toytec AAL and again, the ride is amazing. You will be very happy with it. I dont have UCA's and dont need them, the shop that did my alignment said it was no issue.
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Only downfall to 285's and this setup is your gas mileage goes down ALOT. But it looks good and rides great!
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Thanks for all the feedback, guys. I think I'm going to pull the trigger and go with this setup.

One more question: as for an AAL - should I go with the standard AAL (from Toytec), or one of the 3 leaf progressive AAL's?

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Thanks for all the feedback, guys. I think I'm going to pull the trigger and go with this setup.

One more question: as for an AAL - should I go with the standard AAL (from Toytec), or one of the 3 leaf progressive AAL's?

Thanks again
I have the toytec 2" and it sits level go with the 2"
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This is 5100 set @ 0 w/ OME 885X coil and it rides very good. I do have top plate spacers and I had a little more than 3" of lift until it settled a bit. Now about right on 3" of lift. I never had the Eibachs, but I have had the 5100s @ 2.5 w/ stock coils and I thought it was pretty bumpy OME are cush!!!!


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this is the exact lift i'm gonna run....now just trying to decide wether to get a simple aal or a progressive aal.

if i'm not going to do any wheeling (just pavement and snow) is it going to make that much of a difference for me?
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Just want to be sure.....If i'm going to run the 5100/eibachs at .85, i would need a 2" aal or progressive aal to be level or just have a slight rake?

I don't want to be nose high at all.

I saw that wheelers has a 1.5" progressive aal. would this give me enough lift to be level with the front running 5100/eibachs set at .85?
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Just want to be sure.....If i'm going to run the 5100/eibachs at .85, i would need a 2" aal or progressive aal to be level or just have a slight rake?

I don't want to be nose high at all.

I saw that wheelers has a 1.5" progressive aal. would this give me enough lift to be level with the front running 5100/eibachs set at .85?
The ride is amazing, on and off road.

I've got the Eibachs/5100's @ 0.85" with TSB rear springs and it sits just about level. Any weight in the rear and it will be riding nose high. I gained a little over 0.5" with the TSB springs after they settled so any aal greater than that should be what your looking for.

Also, my Eibachs/5100's got me exactly 2.5" of lift including the 1/4" drivers side lean spacer.
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Just want to be sure.....If i'm going to run the 5100/eibachs at .85, i would need a 2" aal or progressive aal to be level or just have a slight rake?

I don't want to be nose high at all.

I saw that wheelers has a 1.5" progressive aal. would this give me enough lift to be level with the front running 5100/eibachs set at .85?
Haa! We're both thinking alike. THat's exactly what I'm trying to decide right now. I don't want the front to be higher than the rear, so I'm thinking I'll just go with the regular 2" AAL from Toytec.
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Haa! We're both thinking alike. THat's exactly what I'm trying to decide right now. I don't want the front to be higher than the rear, so I'm thinking I'll just go with the regular 2" AAL from Toytec.

i think i'm just going to run the 2" toytec aal also. For my needs i don't think the progressive aal is worth the extra money for me. I don't mind a little rake just want to be as close to level without being nose high. I didn't get the tsb because i figured i was going to get a aal anyways.

BTW, are you going to run UCA's?

I'm going to run the eibach/5100 set at .85 with 1/4" spacer (taco lean) and light racing UCA's in the front.
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i think i'm just going to run the 2" toytec aal also. For my needs i don't think the progressive aal is worth the extra money for me. I don't mind a little rake just want to be as close to level without being nose high. I didn't get the tsb because i figured i was going to get a aal anyways.

BTW, are you going to run UCA's?

I'm going to run the eibach/5100 set at .85 with 1/4" spacer (taco lean) and light racing UCA's in the front.
I guess the 2.5" lift in the front is just on the edge of needing the UCA's. I haven't decided about the UCA's yet, although I'm planning on running exactly what else you are.
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I guess the 2.5" lift in the front is just on the edge of needing the UCA's. I haven't decided about the UCA's yet, although I'm planning on running exactly what else you are.

Yeah, i wasn;t going to run uca's at first because some people said it would be hit or miss if you needed them or not, but i came up on a deal for some used light racing UCA's (4000 miles) that i couldn't pass up.

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Since I'll hit 36k miles soon, i took my truck to the dealer this week for them to 'inspect' the factory rear springs. They are ordering the TSB pack for it, should be here in a few days. Meanwhile, I ordered a set of Eibachs and 5100's for the front. I think I'll set the 5100's at 0 for now, which should compliment the rear TSB springs while keeping a nice ride. We'll see!
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