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Old 06-09-2010, 03:28 AM   #1
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Bilstein 5100s @ 2.5" vs. ToyTec 3"

So..... I NEED YOUR HELP

I need some knowledge on lifts and suspension... mine is all beginner and amateur.

I am going to do 1 of 2 things for a lift....

1)
5100s in front @ 2.5", rear 5100 with 2.5" AAL

2)
ToyTec 3" coil lift in front, rear 2.5" AAL

I am looking more for look, than performance.
I will be using this as every day driver, camping trips (light off roading), and definitely muddin'.... but no rock crawling.

I just don't know about which is better, which causes more problems, which rides smoother. I am most worried about future problems from stress....

Can you help me out fellas?
Give me the goods!

Thanks

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Old 06-09-2010, 04:13 AM   #2
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For option 1: Do you really want that much rake? My billy's are set at 1.75 and I was level before I got my TSB rear leafs.

I think most people just get a 1.5" AAL to level with the billy's at 2.5.
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I would have gone with the toytec coilovers as they use the 5100's (I think).. Also gives you more flexability.. As you can adjust yourself.. I have 5100's on now @ 1.75.. I want to raise to 2.5.. Gotta take the springs into the shop as I don't have a spring compressor..
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:31 PM   #5
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I think you can rent a coil compressor.... not sure. May save you some time and money...
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The first lift I did to my truck was the 5100's on all 4 corners. I had the the fronts @2.5" and then I had the TSB done with the Toytech 1.5" aal. I liked the way it drove. A little stiff in the front (compared to stock). The only thing I didn't like was the rake of the truck (ass end hi @ 1")

But because I had the billys up front, I got the Toytech C/O's for the 5100"s.. I LOVE this set up. Rides a lot smoother.. And it now sites level.
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The first lift I did to my truck was the 5100's on all 4 corners. I had the the fronts @2.5" and then I had the TSB done with the Toytech 1.5" aal. I liked the way it drove. A little stiff in the front (compared to stock). The only thing I didn't like was the rake of the truck (ass end hi @ 1")

But because I had the billys up front, I got the Toytech C/O's for the 5100"s.. I LOVE this set up. Rides a lot smoother.. And it now sites level.
UCAs? If so, which one, if not, how's the alignment?
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UCAs? If so, which one, if not, how's the alignment?
I got the Light Racing one's. Toytech had a special on them a couple months ago and I went for it. The alignment is @ spec for the truck. No pulling or wonder at all.

I'm sure you have read that at 3' you need to swap out the UCA's for some aftermarket one's?
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I ended up doing Bilstein 5100s all around... 2.5 in front
and ToyTec AAL 2" in rear... but I think it ended up more like 2.5 in rear, which I was very happy with!
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I ended up doing Bilstein 5100s all around... 2.5 in front
and ToyTec AAL 2" in rear... but I think it ended up more like 2.5 in rear, which I was very happy with!
do you have pictures
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