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Old 08-22-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100's.... Want to go 1-2" higher... HELP!

Title says it all, I have 5100 bilstein's set at top hight. How do i got about lifting another inch or two. What complications will i run into? will it be as easy as adding a spacer on top of the strut? or body lift?

Thanks for all your help.

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So ur sitting at 2.5. U could add a .25 spacer to each side. Anything else over that is not recommended.
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So ur sitting at 2.5. U could add a .25 spacer to each side. Anything else over that is not recommended.
Gotcha, not recommended meaning...??
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Its not recommended if you want to keep your truck running in good working condition
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Are you 2wd or 4wd?
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Anything higher than 3" puts too much stress on your CV boots and stock UCA's...Overall not a good idea.

To go higher than 3" you need to start looking at dropped bracket lifts.
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If you are 2wd you can go spindles

if 4wd , you can go about 3 1/4" max or go to a drop bracket lift to go higher
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If you are 2wd you can go spindles

if 4wd , you can go about 3 1/4" max or go to a drop bracket lift to go higher
This is what I was getting at tanks OZ
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Anything higher than 3" puts too much stress on your CV boots and stock UCA's...Overall not a good idea.

To go higher than 3" you need to start looking at dropped bracket lifts.
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If you are 2wd you can go spindles

if 4wd , you can go about 3 1/4" max or go to a drop bracket lift to go higher
I am 4x4. Drop brackets.... Im sorry for being a newb... anyone have a link to some reading up i can do on it?

Say i just do the spacers, will i have to worry about the lift/alignment?

Jeremy
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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...uide-read.html

Read this it will help.
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Say i just do the spacers, will i have to worry about the lift/alignment?

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You don't wanna stack lifts
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I didn't mean lift, i meant just spacing the wheels/tire out.
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I am 4x4. Drop brackets.... Im sorry for being a newb... anyone have a link to some reading up i can do on it?

Say i just do the spacers, will i have to worry about the lift/alignment?

Jeremy
I'm not a DB lift expert. look up pro-comp and fabtec 6" lifts. I think rough country makes a 4" too.

With the spacers, on top of the 2.5, you'll probably have alignment issues, on top of stressed CV boots.

EDIT: didnt see you reply to oz about the spacers.
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I didn't mean lift, i meant just spacing the wheels/tire out.
Oh , sorry

Yes you can add wheel spacers , you shouldn't need to re-align it for that .
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I'm not a DB lift expert. look up pro-comp and fabtec 6" lifts. I think rough country makes a 4" too.

With the spacers, on top of the 2.5, you'll probably have alignment issues, on top of stressed CV boots.

EDIT: didnt see you reply to oz about the spacers.
Thank you for the input.

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Oh , sorry

Yes you can add wheel spacers , you shouldn't need to re-align it for that .

Well i guess i will start there and see how it is. Any recommendations for spacers?

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Well i guess i will start there and see how it is. Any recommendations for spacers?

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