Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Scratching my head- Coilovers - replace shocks or not?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-22-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
Caduceus [OP] Caduceus is offline
Senior Member
Caduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shedCaduceus is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Navy: I be a doctor
Joined: Oct 2009, #23889
Location: the Lowcountry
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,703
Caduceus's Tacoma Gallery
Scratching my head- Coilovers - replace shocks or not?

OK, dumb, but quick question. reading the Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide sticky, it says, in regards to the Bislstein 5100s, "... (But please take note NO One recommends it to be used in conjunction with after market coils) This may result in damage of your suspension components."

yet on our home page, the ToyTec Coil Over Kit group buy says that they're only for the 5100s.

So what gives? Is it now OK to run aftermarket shocks on aftermarket coils?

And if one does buy the Toytec coilovers, does one have to set the 5100s at a certain height, or does the coilover provide the lift?

Thanks. I'm totally lost on whether the coilover, or the shock, is the part that is providing the extra height.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
OH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Steve
Joined: Apr 2009, #16324
Location: Sunny Az.
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,239
OH-MAN's Tacoma Gallery
I used a set of Eibach 1.6 springs on the 5100 shocks set at .85
I would not go higher than that.
Worked fine and was not super stiff due to the springs being longer and not preloaded as much as you do with the stock springs at 2.5.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
Kernel is on a distinguished road
Joined: Feb 2010, #32042
Location: Ohio
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 127
Kernel's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by OH-MAN View Post
I used a set of Eibach 1.6 springs on the 5100 shocks set at .85
I would not go higher than that.
Worked fine and was not super stiff due to the springs being longer and not preloaded as much as you do with the stock springs at 2.5.
What was your total lift with this? Any issues with vibrations/alignment? This is the setup I'm looking at since my ass end is 2.75 inches higher than the front.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2010, 12:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
OH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Steve
Joined: Apr 2009, #16324
Location: Sunny Az.
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,239
OH-MAN's Tacoma Gallery
Just about 2 1/4" Right front and 2 1/2" Left front with a 1/4" spacer for the lean compensation.

Along with the 2" AAL in the rear it did pick up a very slight 10-15 MPH vibration.
I worked out a solution with the carrier bearing drop of about 1/4".
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2010, 11:09 PM   #6
Member
Bodete is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2009, #18009
Location: Missouri
Gender: Male
Posts: 79
Bodete's Tacoma Gallery
After reading about all the positive comments about the eibach springs and bilstein 5100 shocks combination I bought some and finally had them installed today. I had them set to 0" which gave me about 1 1/4" lift. Wow what a huge improvement over the stock sr5 suspension. The stock coilovers are way to soft for a 4x4 truck. It corners better and handles bumps better. The truck feels firm but not stiff or harsh which I was wanting. Now I just need to get the rear TSB done in a couple of weeks.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace Factory Head Unit and Speakers CarlosinFL Audio & Video 6 08-25-2011 10:42 PM
When to replace the shocks? TurboGT Suspension 8 04-08-2011 11:26 PM
Head scratching through options list... Tripp 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 04-26-2010 08:48 AM
Replace my shocks?? Glocktex 2nd Gen. Tacomas 10 06-09-2009 01:48 PM
Replace OEM Stereo Head Unit in 98 SR5 NYProud 1st Gen. Tacomas 5 08-27-2008 02:49 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.