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5100 shocks?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joe B, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    Joe B

    Joe B [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't going to do any lift but with you guys and your pics,I'm having trouble fighting the urge now.:eek:

    Ok,I've tried searching 5100s and all I get is confused.
    Can I just have 5100s installed all around at 1.75" without any blocks or whatever in the rear or coilovers to be level all around?
    Any vibration issues?
    Will the ride be rough?
    I guess I would need an alignment and lower the aim of my headlights.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    for the front....you can have them set at 1.75......rears arent adjustable. for the rear though....an aal will do just fine, unless you get the harsh ride tsb done....then you wont need an aal.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Ok,I've tried searching 5100s and all I get is confused.
    Can I just have 5100s installed all around at 1.75" without any blocks or whatever in the rear or coilovers to be level all around?

    Yes

    Any vibration issues?

    at 1.75" your fine

    Will the ride be rough?

    still better than stock

    I guess I would need an alignment and lower the aim of my headlights.

    yea, real easy though
     
  4. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    getting there....
    5100 rears arent adjustable bro!;)
     
  5. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    5100 front at 2.5 and back tsb, truck sits perfectly leveled.
     
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    Thanks guys.
    I'm not having the rear leaf TSB done.
    What's an aal?
     
  7. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    I thought he was saying have 5100's all around with the fronts at 1.75
    my bad
     
  8. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    aal= Add a leaf. Like an an All-pro or OME leaf spring to add for extra height. there are several brands out there but these were the first two to mind.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Actually,I did post that.
    I thought I could get rear 5100s too.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    you can, just the rears aren't height adjustable
     
  11. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    Oh wow.
    Now it's becoming more complicated and expensive.
    I thought I'd be able to just get the 5100s all around and be ok.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    would the rear be higher or lower than the front with 5100s all around and rears not adjustable?
     
  13. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    Here's my truck with 5100's all around(1.75) and rear leaf TSB. Notice the step bars in relation to where the street meets the grass......pretty level

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    getting there....
    with the fronts set at 1.75.....rear will be lower. aal's are cheap though.................check out wheelersoffroad.com................they have an aal set for your truck for about $67 or so.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    That works for me.Very nice.
    How would your truck sit with the 5100s all around and no leaf TSB?
     
  16. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    lol dude it is very simple. my wife and i installed mine front and rear with a simple socket set and pry bar.

    you dont have to do anything to the back but put the shocks in if you want. you dont have to add a leaf.

    i would measure the difference from the center of the wheel to the fender front and rear then decide what setting you want the front to be.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    Interesting.
    Maybe go with 1.25 adjustment in front and be level with 5100s or stay stock Bilsteins in the back?
     
  18. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    So how did you compress the springs? Witchcraft?
     
  19. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    Would going with .85 with front 5100s and do nothing or get the 5100s in back and be just about level?
    Would .85 even be noticeable?
     
  20. Mar 13, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    How would a 2.5" up front without anything in the back look like? That's a route I would go for now. Then possibly upgrade to the toytec coils with aal after.
     
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