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5100's at 1.75 or 2.5???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05Whitetaco, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    05Whitetaco

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    I just ordered some bilstein 5100's for the front and I was wondering what I should set them at. I am keeping the coilovers stock and thinking about putting a 2 inch leaf spring in the rear. I was wondering if that would be too much of a rake if the fronts are at 1.75 and i put a 2 inch leaf spring in the back? Please tell me your opinions
     
  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    I'm looking to do the same thing. I'm a little new to this area, but I think it would look alright. Besides, I believe anything over 2.5 you would require an alignment?
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    1.75" if you have the none TSB rear. And you will have to get an alingment
     
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    x2, alignment is a must
     
  5. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    yea i'll probably stick to 1.75 but how much do i lift the rear. I like a little bit of a rake but no much and i dont have the TSB
     
  6. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Why not just measure your rear height and see whats going to be the closest to set it up front for?
     
  7. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    I just put 5100's in the front of mine and put them at 1.75. It leveled it perfect! Personally, I think if you go 2.5 you gotta do something to the back, or it looks a little too "baja'd" out for my taste. Also a guy at my work put his billy's at 2.5 in his '09 and his CV joints are making noise now because of the driveshaft angle.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    yea, now that i think about it, 1.75 will be fine for me. What is the biggest size tires I can run if i only have the front lifted to 1.75
     
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