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3" Spacer Kit vs Bilstein 5100

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DJ80227, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    DJ80227

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    I have 2003 double TRD with 90K on it and am going to finally start to modify my truck. I do some off-roading but at least 80% of the time I will be on pavement. I will eventually go to a 3" coil over but to start am trying to decide whether to put on a 3" spacer on top of my OEM struts or replace the front with the 5100s. Right now I am more interested in improving the ride quality and will putting a 2" ToyTec AAL on the back and 285s undereneath.

    Any advise/experience on ride quality, etc would be appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Spacer=horrible ride and premature wear on parts.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    So - don't bother with the spacers and just go right to the 5100s?

    These will eventually be replaced also but this is what I can afford to do right now.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The 5100's will be a better way.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    5100's. Spacer lifts should be illegal they are so bad
     
  6. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Thanks - the 5100s will be ordered today - now if I can only decide on wheels! All I know at this point is that they will be black.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    silvertaco82 No way, get real

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    could i do 5100s with my spacer lift? ride isnt bad just want to throw new shocks on front and rear
     
  8. Oct 28, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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  9. Oct 28, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Dude, take it from me...you'll regret not getting a true suspension lift!
     
  10. Oct 29, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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