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1.5" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TheWarthog, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Apr 26, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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    Both are good setups and you will be happy with either one. ;)
     
  2. Apr 26, 2014 at 8:32 AM
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    Or buy a 1-1/2" AAL set from ToyTec for about $80.00...
     
  3. Apr 26, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    You mean in place of the tsb leaf?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    where did you find 4 5100 for $311?
     
  5. Apr 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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  6. Apr 26, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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    I think that price is for non adjustable 5100.
    see the fineprint, it says

    Strut and Ride Height Adjustable Application Prices Are Slightly Higher.

    best price though if it is already for adjustable front.
    I'll check out the local store in San Jose.

    DSM price is $320, but I need to pay CA sales tax. So if price is about the same, I'll just buy from the local store.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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    Just doing some extra research and realized that there are two different kinds. I thought they only came adjustable.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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    In conjunction with it...
     
  9. Apr 26, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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    just saw you are in bay area as well. I don't know what other local stores there are here that sells tacoma accessories. I'm new to all these (so doing research as well). But I'll definitely check out the San Jose 4 wheel parts store.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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    Yup, Sacramento here. Just called 4 wheel parts about a level lift. The guy told me to just buy the front 5100's and put stock coils in to level lift it. $500 for shocks and install. What do you plan on doing with your Taco?
     
  11. Apr 26, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    I don't know yet. That's the problem with too many options :)

    my current options are
    1. just get 265/75R16 (I have TRD off road) tires and leave suspension stock. I need new tires regardless of which option I take.
    2. just get the front 5100 only and set to 0.85 to level. My rear is about 1" higher.
    3. get 4 5100, set front to 2.5" and add a 1.5" leaf to the rear.
    see my other thread
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...nyone-set-bilstein-5100-2-5-regret-liked.html

    I don't want to go overboard and spend a lot. I figure it will cost me $800+ just for the tires alone.

    regarding $500 for front 5100+install. how much does alignment cost nowadays? I assume that $500 includes alignment.
    If part is about $200, and $150 for alignment (?) I guess $150 for labor is not too bad.
     
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  12. Apr 26, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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    setting from front to 2.5 and a 1 1/2" AAL gives a 1.5" lift?

    yes, $500 does include alignment
     
  13. Apr 26, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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    yes 1.5" lift and leveled with front.

    look at the thread I linked, some people posted pictures. I think this is the most cost effective option without using bad parts.

    I've seen pictures of just the front leveled at 0.85 and rear unmodified and they looked fine to me.

    the 4 wheel parts superstore is close to where I work, so I'll probably drop by one of these days.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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    talked to a seasoned tacoma owner at the dealership I bought the truck from. He said to go with this

    BILSTEIN ADJUSTABLE LIFT KIT WITH 5100 SHOCKS $650
    http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/Bilstein-Adjustable-lift-kit-with-5100-shocks_p_132.html
     
  15. Apr 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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    +1

    As somebody who has run OME and Eibach, I honestly couldn't tell much of a difference; both were solid options. The big factor for me was the rear option. The single toytec aal rode like crap. Now i'm running the wheelers offroad progressive aal and it rides like butter.
     
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  18. Apr 26, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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    yeah, i was reading the yelp review for the local store and its either 5 stars or 1 star.
     
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