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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Hiatt1991, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Hey guys. I have a stock tacoma that I plan on lifting. I am going to have to end up ditching my plans for ICONS since money is a little tight. Anyways, Im going to buy some bilstein 5100s off my friend for 100 bucks and I was wondering if you guys had any input on how front billies set at 2.5 would look? I dont have a rear TSB or any other mods to the rear suspension. Heres a pic of the billies..

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    and heres a pic of my truck so far. Im kinda done with the "looks" mods and Im wanting to do something with my truck that would make it look more agressive and perform better offroad with a budget in mind.

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  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    subd... installing mine today I also dont have the tsb :popcorn:
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I think it would look the same, but 2.5" higher up front.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    You'll be very nose high without something in the back too.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    hahahahhaha Ok captain obvious!

    for the OP: You will have a pretty decent bro lean. If thats the look you are after then you are set. If you want to be more level then lower them to the 0.85" setting.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    Well I want to even out the truck a bit but still have a slightly higher rake up front. Also, I wouldnt need to get new UCAs right? Thats only after a 3 inch lift? Or does it differ from truck to truck? I guess I can just see how it feels after I get it aligned.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    Some guy drives around here with like 3" in the front and 0 in the back its soooo funny I literally laugh EVERY time I see it
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    Also concerning "Bro Lean"? Are there any benefits from that? Or is it strictly looks?
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    You start loosing Caster after 2" lift.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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  11. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    oh ok. I can defininately get some TC ucas later down the line, but would it damage my suspension if I drive around like that for a while?
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    with less caster the truck will not track as well on the freeway. I had 3" on my old Taco with no UCAs and it drove fine.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    oh ok but nothing long term?
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    should be ok.

    PS - bro lean is strictly for looks... some hate it some love it.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Thanks. Also, I forgot to mention, Ill be using stock coils. Is that ok for the 2.5 rake Im going for? It seems like when people get aftermarket coils, the ride is too stiff for them
     
  16. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    The settings on the billies are designed for stock coils. if you upgraded coils you would have to set it lower to compensate for taller/stiffer springs.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    mine @ 2.5 with rear TSB

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  18. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    What kind of rims are those? May I ask how much they set you back?
     
  19. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    they will not fit without caliper modification. if you are interested in them, click the link in my signature that says "Wheels Dont Fit?"

    they were about $500 brand new for all 4 wheels
     
  20. Apr 8, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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