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2nd Gen springs on 1st Gen struts?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ckblum, May 11, 2012.

  1. May 11, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    ckblum

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    More specifically I was wondering if I could mount 2nd Gen TRD coils on my 1st Gen Bilstein 5100 struts and how much lift would I get at the first or second settings?
     
  2. May 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    IIRC I set some 2nd gen coils on my 5100 & although I think they sat on the perch correctly , They were actually shorter than my stock coils so didn't even go any further, they were off members (Gregero) SWB 2nd gen prerunner, maybe the 4x coils are heavier ( for sure they'd have to be I'd think) Thats as far as I've gotten, but a set of Eibachs for the 1st gens gives a true 3" & they're really not that expensive so I'm gonna just get the Eibach's & call it a day, but if you do it for sure post up results...:)
     
  3. May 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    Interesting... so the same Eibach coils on a 2nd Gen give 1.6" of lift, but 3" on a 1st Gen but the stock 2nd Gen coils are actually shorter?
     
  4. May 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    Wierd as fuck . I know...:notsure:
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Length isn't the only thing that matters, stiffness has to count for something too.
     
  6. May 15, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Quoted because that could easily be sig worthy :laugh:
     
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