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Old 08-13-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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3" Spacer Kit vs Bilstein 5100

I have 2003 double TRD with 90K on it and am going to finally start to modify my truck. I do some off-roading but at least 80% of the time I will be on pavement. I will eventually go to a 3" coil over but to start am trying to decide whether to put on a 3" spacer on top of my OEM struts or replace the front with the 5100s. Right now I am more interested in improving the ride quality and will putting a 2" ToyTec AAL on the back and 285s undereneath.

Any advise/experience on ride quality, etc would be appreciated.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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Spacer=horrible ride and premature wear on parts.
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So - don't bother with the spacers and just go right to the 5100s?

These will eventually be replaced also but this is what I can afford to do right now.
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The 5100's will be a better way.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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5100's. Spacer lifts should be illegal they are so bad
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Thanks - the 5100s will be ordered today - now if I can only decide on wheels! All I know at this point is that they will be black.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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could i do 5100s with my spacer lift? ride isnt bad just want to throw new shocks on front and rear
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5100's. Spacer lifts should be illegal they are so bad
I didn't know at the time lol
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I have 2003 double TRD with 90K on it and am going to finally start to modify my truck. I do some off-roading but at least 80% of the time I will be on pavement. I will eventually go to a 3" coil over but to start am trying to decide whether to put on a 3" spacer on top of my OEM struts or replace the front with the 5100s. Right now I am more interested in improving the ride quality and will putting a 2" ToyTec AAL on the back and 285s undereneath.

Any advise/experience on ride quality, etc would be appreciated.
Dude, take it from me...you'll regret not getting a true suspension lift!
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