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5100's and Add-A-Leaf Install

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Taco-NB, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    Taco-NB

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    A long, heavy box arrived today. A Christmas present to myself. :D

    My wife is going to kill me!!!

    I'll post pics of the before, install, and after.

    Cheers.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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  3. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    Do you currently have 3 leafs or 4? Do all canadian tacomas have 4 leafs?
     
  4. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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  5. Dec 31, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    I currently have 4. All Canadian Tacomas come with 4.

    Just checked my local shop. They will charge me $120 to install the 5100's and another $120 to install the leafs. Not too bad! I think I will just let them do it.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    My truck has 4 leafs. When I install the AAL (i.e. a 5th leaf), will I need to use longer U-Bolts?
     
  7. Dec 31, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    squad314

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    When I had Saint John Springworks install my 5th leaf they used longer U-bolts. That setup is mine exactly and it looks great, you're going to love it! (Your wife will too :))

    Are you staying with your stock rear shocks?
     
  8. Dec 31, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Sounds good!!!

    Yes I'm sticking with the stock rear shocks for now. I'll install the rear 5100's in a couple months.

    I'm gettin' excited!!
     
  9. Dec 31, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Are you going to set your 5100's at 2.5? I just ordered a pair for the front, and wondering if I should set them at 1.75 and leave it like that, or set them at 2.5 and aal in the back. Can I ask how much you paid for the leafs?
     
  10. Dec 31, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    I'm setting them at 2.5. My rear suspension already has 4 leafs and I'm adding the 1.5 AAL.

    I got the 5100's, rear AAL, and the U-Bolts for $300 brand new from someone here on the forum.

    Cheers.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Do you have any pictures yet? Before and after? I am looking to do the same with my truck. My truck was bought in Canada in it only has a 3 leaf pack. I think they only started putting the 4 leaf pack in Canada later on.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    I'm in Halifax, NS and looking to do the exact same set up on my 08 TRD sport DC

    before and after pics would be awesome
     
  14. Jan 13, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Suspension is still sitting in my garage. I am COMPLETELY broke after Christmas.

    I'll get them installed in February. The wait is driving me crazy.

    Some times I go to the garage and hold them!! LOL..

    Cheers.

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  15. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    Yeah I know the feeling. I purchased the majority of my parts for my SAS in february, and didn't get to the install till september... Looking at $6,500 of parts on your garage floor for 7 months really sucks ass. :(
     
  16. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Woot! Had a beer with the owner of my local garage tonight. He said he would charge $50/hour if I paid cash. So the install of the shocks and leafs will be $200!!

    Now I just need $200 lol.

    Can't wait for Feb.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Suspension is still sitting in my garage. I forgot that I had to buy plane tickets for my wife and daughter to go the Newfoundland for her swimming competition. :( Damn!!!
     
  18. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    $200 cash is a sweet deal though. Looking forward to seeing the before & afters.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Still no suspension installed!!! I was going to get it installed earlier this month but one of the kids dropped something in the basement corner one-piece shower and put a freekin' hole in the floor. So ........ $600 later, we have a new shower but no extra cash for me!!!! I also had to replace the floor tiles and I will paint later this week.

    April HAS to be a better month!!! I get three pays this month (fingers crossed)!!

    Cheers.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Appointment booked for next week on Monday at 1:00pm.

    I'm getting excited!!!

    [​IMG]

    Next post will be before and afters with 5100's set at 2.5 plus rear add-a-leaf (this is a 5th leaf ... came stock with 4 leafs in Canada).

    My wife says, "if you are spending that money on your truck ... I get to spend the same amount on clothes". I, of course, said "fill your boots!!! And you will have more to spend when I get new tires!!" LMAO :D Good news is that she is only 5"4" so she won't be able to get into the truck after I install the lift and tires so I'll have peace and quiet when drive around in my Taco!! JK :D

    Cheers.
     
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