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5100s leveling front

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zmartin19, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    zmartin19

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    can anyone post some pics of a reg cab prerunner with the 5100s just leveling the front
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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  4. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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    well yes of course the first gens hahaha... but my goal is this - i want to only level my truck, not lift, but i dont want to put brand new shocks on with 100000 mile used springs so im looking for a good replacement
     
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    So you want new shocks (bilsteins) and springs?

    There is a guy selling his extracab first gen screen name summerboy1958 and he has bilsteins and it sits level clost I can find :notsure: hopefully someone can help you better tomorrow.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    Well your only other alternative is new coils and shocks, so choose one or the other.

    OME 880 and nitrochargers might fit the bill, they provide a minimal amount of lift, however, since you have a reg cab w/ the 4 cyl it might give you more than you want.

    Many, many people run the 5100's and love them. I think the 1" setting on the 5100's will give you the leveled look you want.


    Edit: If it were me I would just do a mild lift ~2" since you will be taking everything apart anyway and your stock suspension is probably worn out anyway.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:55 AM
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    This sounds good or just get oem springs and billys and you will have fresh springs and shocks.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 1:01 AM
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    This is another option.

    The price for the two set ups would probably be identical so I would go with the proven off road suspension vs a pre loaded factory coil, but thats just me.

    Not trying to argue, just giving the OP some info on the two options.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    So if I got the OME 880 springs with the 5100's it would be about like stock?
     
  10. Jul 18, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    heres what im considering for the front: OME 880s with the nitrochargers or OME 880s with bilstien 5100s... i only want to level the front with the stock rear
     
  11. Jul 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    I have a 2003 double cab, with stock springs and 5100's set to middle setting. Pics are in the "5100 install thread" further down in this forum. I hate to say it but i'm a liiiiiiitle front end high (stock leafs in back with 5125's). I'm sure it would have been level if my leafs didn't show 100K miles+ of use/abuse.
     
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