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5100's and springs for a 1st Gen

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ckblum, May 7, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    ckblum

    ckblum [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I was thinking of doing coilovers on my 99 Tacoma for a while but I'm thinking I might just do 5100's all around for now and upgrade my leafs later. I want a decent ride cause I need to be able to convince the cute girls to ride in my truck when we go to the hot springs.

    I can get the shocks localy from a shop around here but what springs would you guys recommend? It's an ex. cab, 4x4, 4 cyl, stock bumpers, pretty much no weight other than me, my gas, my fuel and a few tools and straps. What would be a nice cushy spring that I can set with minimum preload on the 5100's and get 2.5-3" of lift and good ride? CV wear I'm not concerned about since I have manual hubs and mostly do service roads in 2wd.
     
  2. May 7, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    MTgirl

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    no plans for a front bumper (ie lots of weight up front)? OME 880's would work for you
     
  3. May 7, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    ckblum

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    Well just some tube bumpers, which won't be much heavier than stock at all. So the 880's will allow the 5100's to be set at 0 lift on the shock but still give me 2.5-3.0" of lift?
     
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