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Old 06-25-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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what is needed to install blisten 5100?

hi i read through all the blisten fourms but didnt get a complete awnser, my goal is to lift the front 2 inches without spacers. i have access to a lift and all shop tools and want to install blisten 5100s as they seem to be the cheapest option, any opinions? is all i need the shocks, and i can just replace the stock shocks and use the same coils? i have a 2004 toyota tacoma 4x4 trd. thanks!
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Yep thats about it, there are a few videos showing how to install them too they should help you out...
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Air tools will cut your install time down considerably.
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So I don't need new coils or anything? I only plan on getting 2 shocks for the front to level out my ride and have them set at 2 inches, what do you guys think?
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So I don't need new coils or anything? I only plan on getting 2 shocks for the front to level out my ride and have them set at 2 inches, what do you guys think?
You do not need new coils. And the settings are 0", 1", and 2.5"
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If you buy the 5100s for all four springs, is it necessary to get AAL?
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5100s only lift the front by using a clip that moves the spring seat/perch up and preloads the coils...........no such luck for the rear.....u need an AAL


best deal out there and the best customer service

http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-13...djustable.html
Thanks Wolfpack, is there a need need to buy all four 5100's?

I will probably buy all four either way because the idea of having two performance shocks and two stock seems kinda ghetto to me.
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I bought all 4 since the price was right, plus having the TSB and an AAL required the longer 5100's (notice the rear option has 2 part numbers).

BTW I edited the link........the one up there now should be cheaper..... the one u quoted me on was a wrong link on my part

Should be this one
http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-82...djustable.html

if ur not sure if the aal will require the longer rears, u can call the guys at downsouth motorsports and ask 1-888-973-6967

hooray for cheaper links! I am planning on purchasing all four 5100s, but I definitely DO NOT want a bro-lean at all. I don't think I have the TSB, so I'll probably have to do AAL.
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definitely do all four. the rear billys make the back seem much more together
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do you guys think a 2.5 inch in front with everything else stock would look bad? im going to get new michelin 265/70/16 ltx at2, the stock size soon as well
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yea ill probably have it set at 1.75 so it looks more level thanks, now i just need to find somewhere to buy the shocks, possibly 4wheel parts
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You do not need new coils. And the settings are 0", 1", and 2.5"
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yea ill probably have it set at 1.75 so it looks more level thanks, now i just need to find somewhere to buy the shocks, possibly 4wheel parts
Since you're a 1st Gen, you only have the 0", 1" and 2.5" lift options.
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damn multitasking................good catch
Nah, there were 2 people asking questions, OP with a 2004 and the other guy with a 2011. Suspension section might need a subforum also, this type of confusion seems to happen a lot.
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do you guys think a 2.5 inch in front with everything else stock would look bad? im going to get new michelin 265/70/16 ltx at2, the stock size soon as well
Up size the tires to 265/75/16 (31.65").
Stock size looks too small on a lifted truck.
Mine with 3" lift and stock size tires (30.47")

With 255/85/16s (33.3")
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All you need is a good spring compressor and you're good to go.
Not needed. You could do this method: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ll-method.html
Worked perfectly for me without a spring compressor.
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FYI to the OP, if you are using your stock coils, you might as well just buy a preload spacer. 5100's do the same thing, just from the bottom of the shock.

Get some eibach coils for the extra $170, you'll be glad you did!

stock coils are progressive, and ride like crap when compressed, eibachs are non progressive, and can be preloaded a bit without change in ride.
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FYI to the OP, if you are using your stock coils, you might as well just buy a preload spacer. 5100's do the same thing, just from the bottom of the shock.

Get some eibach coils for the extra $170, you'll be glad you did!

stock coils are progressive, and ride like crap when compressed, eibachs are non progressive, and can be preloaded a bit without change in ride.
I cant speak to 5100s set at 2.5, but there is no comparison in the ride quality between a 2" coil spacer and billies set at 1.75. At 1.75 and below 5100s ride better than the stock OR set up. Spacers ride like a log truck.
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FYI to the OP, if you are using your stock coils, you might as well just buy a preload spacer. 5100's do the same thing, just from the bottom of the shock.

Get some eibach coils for the extra $170, you'll be glad you did!

stock coils are progressive, and ride like crap when compressed, eibachs are non progressive, and can be preloaded a bit without change in ride.
5100's will ride better than a spacer of equal preload because the 5100's are valved to properly dampen the stiffer spring rate, while your stock shocks are not.
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You do not need new coils. And the settings are 0", 1", and 2.5"
Settings are 0, .85, 1.75 and 2.5.
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