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5100s gave me too much lift?!?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BaconTaco, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Oct 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    BaconTaco

    BaconTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just put billies on the front and (as you can see be the pics) set them at 1.75 but after measuring it looks like I got 2.5 inches of lift. I'm sure I put the spring seats on right side up so that's not it. Does my truck just need to settle in or what? What do you guys think? I'd like to solve this ASAP cause I wont have time later this week to work it out. Look at my caster and Cali bro lean!!!

    Btw this is an 06 prerunner and I just wanted to level it

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  2. Oct 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    photonashville

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    Installation looks good. I installed 5100s at stock height a few weeks back. What I noticed is that setting the new ones at stock height 0" made my front look slightly higher than the stock front shocks. I didn't want to level it since loading the bed can make the back drop anyway and my truck rear springs have very good holding, they don't sag with weight as others experience.

    I'd say go with the 0.85" height instead. No fun to do it over but you'll be faster the second time if doing it yourself. I think I could change them again with my eyes closed after how long it took me (had some interesting issues that all worked out ultimately).
     
  3. Oct 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    BaconTaco

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    UPDATE: I started to freak out at first but it looks like all is ok. I took it for a spin and then came home and measured again. Looks like I'm right at 2 inches of lift and my caster looks better too. I'll see tomorrow if it'll align correctly and go from there. I really need a stock rear leaf pack though with a Tsb and low miles.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    Do you want a leaf pack for lift? Or just to hold more weight?
     
  5. Oct 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    oh no.. extra lift.. thats horrible, the humanity.... :tumbleweed:
     
  6. Oct 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    BaconTaco

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    Well my stock rear leaf pack has no arch left so I'd like to replace it with a low mile stock leaf pack with a Tsb. Just looking to keep it level.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    BaconTaco

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    Not that extra lift is bad, but I almost shit my pants when I saw my caster and bro lean thinking I needed ucas and a lift in the rear. Lol as if lowering the billies a notch isn't an option.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    seric007

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    oh i hear yeah.. you really shouldnt need uca's @ 1.75... get some rear AAL if you dont want bro lean :p you'll be happier anyway.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    Same thing happened to me. I set it down and it was way nose high...freaked me out at first. But I figured I would take a spin with it, and by the time I got back it had settled down, and in the next few days it settled even more.
     
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