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5100 question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JackedTaco, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    JackedTaco

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    I just ordered a set of Billy 5100's to lift my 07 1.75". My question is, do I need to also put on the spacer to prevent the taco lean, or am I ok because I am using my stock springs?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    if anything get the 1/4" toytec spacer to fix the lean. only thing is you will need longer screws in the top plate mount to accomodate the spacer
     
  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    Actually, I don't think you do need longer studs for the 1/4" plate.

    Is your truck level now? I'd probably buy the spacer and put it in. It's only $20 and easy to take out if you change your mind.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    sorry i meant the spacer lift from toytec which includes the new studs
     
  5. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    bakerla

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    Id recommend getting the 1/4 inch spacer. After putting 5100s on my truck the lean is more pronounced. Just be sure to have it handy when you compress your springs. I bought mine after the fact, not realising id have to recompress the springs to install it, which I still have yet to do.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    LostRebel

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    The Toytec 1/4" spacer installs between the top of the coilover assembly and the frame mounting bracket. It's not necessary to disassemble the coilover to install the spacer and the existing studs are long enough.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    You don't have to re-compress the springs. It loosely nestles between the three top nuts and gets sandwiched between the top plate of the strut assembly and the mounting bracket. It's a 30 minute job.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    News to me. I was told otherwise, its been sitting on my bench for a week. thanks! I've got a new project....even if its a 30 minute job.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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  10. Apr 5, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    i set mine to 2.5 and the lean is barely noticeable.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    my lean is only 1/8th of an inch...not a big deal at all...the rear is worse than the front
     
  12. Apr 5, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    JackedTaco

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    Thanks guys, i will install and then if noticable install after. Thanks again!!!
     
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