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5100's and some clarity please

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dabates, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Dabates

    Dabates [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So the front end is getting a little bouncy these days and I'm thinking it might be time to invest in some new shocks. I've read the FAQ's and a bunch of other threads but can't find a clear answer. Can I install 5100's on the front of my stock '01 TRD Xtra cab and expect any sort of lift with the stock springs. I've read that adjusting them to 1.75 will level out the truck but I don't think I even notice that the front is any lower than the rear, I do have a shell though so could the weight of that be bringing down the rear to levelwith the front. If I add 5100's to the rear with the stock leaf pack, will I see any noticable change in ride height?
    Help me out with a bit of clarification here please, otherwise I'll go and get hosed at the dealership with a stock Toyota replacement...
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You can install the 5100 shocks, and at the 0" setting, they will be the same as stock.
     
  3. TexasIslandBoy

    TexasIslandBoy THE RED DRAGON!!

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    no ride height in the rear from adding shocks you would need a add a leaf to get lift in the rear
     
  4. Klipp11

    Klipp11 s3

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    hey man,

    i've got a set of trd bilsteins in case you're interested. i took them off my '06 tacoma, and they have lots of life left in them. pm me if you want more info, and i can set you up with a deal on the shocks (stock springs / uca's available too). i'm right next door in manitoba.
     
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