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1/4" top plate spacer on bilstein 5100's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madams, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    Madams

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    If I want to get 3 inches of lift up front can I add a 1/4" top plate spacer on top of 5100's. Can I do this or not?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Are you talking with stock coils? there is a top plate spacer you can add but I would just but new coils the Eibachs are not that much and will give you 3"+ and ride way better.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    I put in the 1/4" spacer on the left 5100 to make up for the taco lean.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    Yes stock coils. I would rather have the 3/4" top plate spacer. dont know why I put 1/4".
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    I thought that was only 2nd Gens? mine don't lean :notsure:
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    I think a 3/4" space will take you way over 3" with the 5100's set at 2.5 I still recommend just buying new coils it's about 150.00 for the Eibachs and it's well worth it.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones then :D oh wait my truck does lean just look at my sig ;)
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    Well I want enough lift for 33's 1/4" spacer should be fine to get 33's instead of 3/4" cause I dont want to go over.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Agreed. I installed my Eibachs this week and love them. It will get you a good lift over the 2.5 and stock coils and it makes the ride so much better.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Yeah 1/4" is the most I would go I don't even think you could get a 3/4" spacer in there safely with the 5100's at 2.5
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Tell me more about the eibach springs. I just looked on the web site and couldnt find the springs for my tacoma. Could I run them with stock shocks in the front and they will lift my truck over 2.5 inches
     
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    Me too. Mine doesnt lean either! :)

    X2. :cool:
     
  16. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Mine leans a little to the drivers side not much.
     
  17. Apr 9, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    I have eibachs and 5100's, and just measured 2 days ago(2 weeks after install) and I have no lean. sitting at 39 1/8 on both driver and passenger side with a 32 inch tire. Those of you running a 33 inch tire you should be sitting at about 40" in the front.
     
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