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Old 01-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100 on 01 taco

Ok. i have the ome coils which said they would give me 3 in lift and i did add a leaf in rear. Can i put the 5100s up front and set at like 2.5 or 3 and 5100 in back set at like 1 and just pull my add a leaf out so the truck will be level again?
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Adding 5100's with the OME coils? Rear Bilsteins don't give you lift.
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yes up front and then take my add a leaf out the back so the back has no lift and put 5100 in the rear.
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And would i need stock u bolts again to be able to make it stock?
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Ok. i have the ome coils which said they would give me 3 in lift and i did add a leaf in rear. Can i put the 5100s up front and set at like 2.5 or 3 and 5100 in back set at like 1 and just pull my add a leaf out so the truck will be level again?
No.

You care trying to get 5.5? Don't go above 3 in front, or you will have issues, and start blowing CV boots.

If you have OME coils, you don't want to use the height adjustment on the 5100s, because the spring perches are not designed for the much higher spring rate OMEs (~500 lb versus ~375 for stock OEM coils). Ridewise, you are better off pairing some OME shocks with those coils. You can add some trim packers to the OME shocks for a little more height if you must.

In the rear, as Tim says, 5100s are not adjustable. Your choices, from worst to best, are block, AAL, or leaf pack. Figure that out, then get shocks of the correct height to match so they don't bottom or top out (and break) at full flex.
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Yep you can't stack lifts. If you run the OME's with 5100's leave them at 0".
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my coils sagged bad from when they were new. so would i just need stock coils and the front shocks?
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You can use your stock shocks but it'll yeild you 2.5" in lift so if you really want 3"...you can also look into the Eibach/ToyTec springs and 5100's at 0" or new OME springs with 5100's and top plate spacer.
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