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5100’s - 1.75 vs. 2.5 with AAL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Richscott1985, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Dec 26, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    Richscott1985

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    Looking for some opinions and thoughts out there. I have a 2014 extended cab extended bed and am looking to lift slightly. I will be installing 265/70R17 and debating setting the 5100’s at 1.75 to level it or set at 2.5 and get a AAL. I do not want any rake either. Thoughts??? Experiences??

    I’m not looking to make a wheeling machine, 2 kids is expensive enough as it is! Just something with a good stance that will hit a minor trail a couple times a year. It’s just time for tires which means time for an upgrade too!
     
  2. Dec 26, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    b_r_o

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    I don't think the 5100s at 1.75 would even be noticeable on a DCLB. I'd be thinking at least 2 to 2.5 as a starting place in the front
     
  3. Dec 26, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    Are you saying you have a double cab long bed? I have 1.75
    “ in the front and 1” in the rear. Just a slight rear rake at that stance.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    Yes, double cab. Apologies there.
     
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    Also I’m good with rear rake, just nothing putting my nose in the air
     
  6. Dec 26, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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    Step 1. Acquire tape measure.
    Step 2. Measure hub to fender on the front
    Step 3. Write down measurement from step 2
    Step 4. Measure hub to fender on the rear
    Step 5. Write down measurement from step 4
    Step 6. Take measurement from step 5 and subtract measurement from step 3

    Use value from step 6 to determine how much you want to lift the front.... because guess what.... the 5100 settings with stock springs on a DCSB / DCLB are pretty much spot on.

    If anything error on the side with forward rake... none of the bro lean shit.
     
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  7. Dec 26, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    Read the suspension forum, there is some real info down there.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2017 at 5:57 AM
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    For my taste I like my truck at the 1.75 height. My experience was I didn't like the way the truck drove after an alignment at 2.5 with stock UCA. At 1.75 to me it still drives like a stock truck but has a nicer stance. Also its easier to get in and out of. Just my 2 cents.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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    Coolerman, did you have OEM rear suspension? If so does the 1.75 give you any front end rake?
     
  10. Dec 27, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    I have the updated OEM four leaf pack. My truck is pretty close to being level. If you want to have some rake you will need something lifting the rear. I have air bags that I can adjust depending on what im doing/towing or hauling.

    I should add that I normally run the air bags with little to no pressure in them. I only air them up when I am towing something or have a heavy load because it does stiffen up the rear end when you air them up.
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    Gotcha, thank you!
     

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