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Old 05-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Tuff Country Lift Removal, switch to Bilstein 5100's

Hey everybody,
I just joined this site, I've been creeping it for a lot of info regarding my truck and figured I should join up and ask some questions. My name is Tim and I live in Victoria, B.C.

I recently bought an 02 Tacoma (2WD, Prerunner, Double cab) that came with a crappy lift that the previous owner installed (Tuff Country) and after driving it for a while I got fed up with the terrible ride and bought some Bilstein 5100's. I dont want to keep the truck lifted, I want to put her back to stock height, except I want have it ride level. Here comes my question: What preset do I put on the struts to keep it riding level? They have 3 settings (didn't come with instructions, but from my creeping im guessing the settings are: 0, 1.75, 2.5)

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Struts part # BE5-D558-T0
Shocks # BE5-D559-T0
BE5-D560-T0

Gap between rear tire and wheel well: 9.5"
Gap between front tire and wheel well: 9"

Truck has a canopy installed

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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They don't have the .85 inch setting for first gen tacos?
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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That sounds like it would make more sense than 1.75" considering the distance between the presets. To be entirely honest I'm not sure though. The distance between the grooves is 9/16"
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They don't have the .85 inch setting for first gen tacos?




or according to toytec

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D558--

Front ride Height / preload adjustable shocks

5100 series with silver / zinc plate finish

Settings for stock, 1.25" (for leveling) or 2.5" lift in one shock
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Thanks for the pic brock, I'd set it at the 1 inch setting that should be the closest for you...
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Thanks fellas,
I'll post some pics when the work is done.
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ur welcome
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Did the install yesterday, after the struts settled down a bit the front is 1" higher than the rear. Damn... I guess the canopy does factor in quite a bit of weight. Time to pull the struts and move the clip.
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