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Taco-NB 12-31-2010 08:08 AM

5100's and Add-A-Leaf Install
 
A long, heavy box arrived today. A Christmas present to myself. :D

My wife is going to kill me!!!

I'll post pics of the before, install, and after.

Cheers.

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz3/Taco-NB/box.jpg

Colton 12-31-2010 08:37 AM

:woot:

JC47 12-31-2010 08:47 AM

Do you currently have 3 leafs or 4? Do all canadian tacomas have 4 leafs?

TurfTaco 12-31-2010 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taco-NB (Post 2546658)
A long, heavy box arrived today. A Christmas present to myself. :D

My wife is going to kill me!!!

I'll post pics of the before, install, and after.

Cheers.

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz3/Taco-NB/box.jpg

Yes, yes she will

Taco-NB 12-31-2010 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JC47 (Post 2546755)
Do you currently have 3 leafs or 4? Do all canadian tacomas have 4 leafs?

I currently have 4. All Canadian Tacomas come with 4.

Just checked my local shop. They will charge me $120 to install the 5100's and another $120 to install the leafs. Not too bad! I think I will just let them do it.

Taco-NB 12-31-2010 12:51 PM

My truck has 4 leafs. When I install the AAL (i.e. a 5th leaf), will I need to use longer U-Bolts?

squad314 12-31-2010 12:55 PM

When I had Saint John Springworks install my 5th leaf they used longer U-bolts. That setup is mine exactly and it looks great, you're going to love it! (Your wife will too :))

Are you staying with your stock rear shocks?

Taco-NB 12-31-2010 02:10 PM

Sounds good!!!

Yes I'm sticking with the stock rear shocks for now. I'll install the rear 5100's in a couple months.

I'm gettin' excited!!

JC47 12-31-2010 02:17 PM

Are you going to set your 5100's at 2.5? I just ordered a pair for the front, and wondering if I should set them at 1.75 and leave it like that, or set them at 2.5 and aal in the back. Can I ask how much you paid for the leafs?

Taco-NB 12-31-2010 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JC47 (Post 2547615)
Are you going to set your 5100's at 2.5? I just ordered a pair for the front, and wondering if I should set them at 1.75 and leave it like that, or set them at 2.5 and aal in the back. Can I ask how much you paid for the leafs?

I'm setting them at 2.5. My rear suspension already has 4 leafs and I'm adding the 1.5 AAL.

I got the 5100's, rear AAL, and the U-Bolts for $300 brand new from someone here on the forum.

Cheers.

Canuckwithatruck 01-05-2011 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taco-NB (Post 2547705)
I'm setting them at 2.5. My rear suspension already has 4 leafs and I'm adding the 1.5 AAL.

I got the 5100's, rear AAL, and the U-Bolts for $300 brand new from someone here on the forum.

Cheers.


Do you have any pictures yet? Before and after? I am looking to do the same with my truck. My truck was bought in Canada in it only has a 3 leaf pack. I think they only started putting the 4 leaf pack in Canada later on.

schleygo 01-06-2011 11:16 PM

:popcorn:

RRDave 01-11-2011 06:42 AM

bump

I'm in Halifax, NS and looking to do the exact same set up on my 08 TRD sport DC

before and after pics would be awesome

Taco-NB 01-13-2011 03:45 PM

Suspension is still sitting in my garage. I am COMPLETELY broke after Christmas.

I'll get them installed in February. The wait is driving me crazy.

Some times I go to the garage and hold them!! LOL..

Cheers.

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/z...NB/photo-1.jpg

Supra TT 01-13-2011 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taco-NB (Post 2600154)
Suspension is still sitting in my garage. I am COMPLETELY broke after Christmas.

I'll get them installed in February. The wait is driving me crazy.

Some times I go to the garage and hold them!! LOL..

Cheers.

Yeah I know the feeling. I purchased the majority of my parts for my SAS in february, and didn't get to the install till september... Looking at $6,500 of parts on your garage floor for 7 months really sucks ass. :(

Taco-NB 01-17-2011 06:25 PM

Woot! Had a beer with the owner of my local garage tonight. He said he would charge $50/hour if I paid cash. So the install of the shocks and leafs will be $200!!

Now I just need $200 lol.

Can't wait for Feb.

Taco-NB 02-18-2011 11:18 AM

Suspension is still sitting in my garage. I forgot that I had to buy plane tickets for my wife and daughter to go the Newfoundland for her swimming competition. :( Damn!!!

day42 02-18-2011 11:22 AM

$200 cash is a sweet deal though. Looking forward to seeing the before & afters.

Taco-NB 03-28-2011 03:48 PM

Still no suspension installed!!! I was going to get it installed earlier this month but one of the kids dropped something in the basement corner one-piece shower and put a freekin' hole in the floor. So ........ $600 later, we have a new shower but no extra cash for me!!!! I also had to replace the floor tiles and I will paint later this week.

April HAS to be a better month!!! I get three pays this month (fingers crossed)!!

Cheers.

Taco-NB 03-31-2011 04:20 PM

Appointment booked for next week on Monday at 1:00pm.

I'm getting excited!!!

http://www.mike-myers.net/dieter5.jpg

Next post will be before and afters with 5100's set at 2.5 plus rear add-a-leaf (this is a 5th leaf ... came stock with 4 leafs in Canada).

My wife says, "if you are spending that money on your truck ... I get to spend the same amount on clothes". I, of course, said "fill your boots!!! And you will have more to spend when I get new tires!!" LMAO :D Good news is that she is only 5"4" so she won't be able to get into the truck after I install the lift and tires so I'll have peace and quiet when drive around in my Taco!! JK :D

Cheers.


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