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5100s question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 650H1, May 1, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    650H1

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    so im looking to lift my double cab, and about to pull the trigger on some front 5100s with AAL's in the back, if i set the 5100s to 2" in the front will it be even with the 2" AAL's in the back? or with the weight of the dbl cab should i set them to 2.5 and will it match up in the back? i dont mind the back being higher than the front, but cant stand the front being higher than the back and dont wanna pay a shop to do this twice..

    can anyone post a pic of their dcab with 5100s and AAL's in the back? and tell me what setting theyre using?

    i dont have the TSB either..
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Best bet is to measure the front and rear as it sits now, then add the amount of lift to the measurements to get an idea of how high one end will be over the other.
     
  3. May 1, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Bryan139

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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    Then do it yourself. Even if you've never held a wrench before with all the step by step instructions and pics on here its a breeze.

    You truck sits high in the rear already, right? So with a 2" aal you shouldn't be able to end up nose high. You'll be 2" higher in the rear plus whatever the difference is now. So as long as you have a 1/2" of rake now you can't go high enough with just billys to be nose high.

    Maybe if everything settles over time, but if that happens you can add a small block or something in the rear for dirt cheap.
     
  4. May 1, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    The 5100 settings are 0/.85/1.75/2.5". Go with 2.5 if you're using a 2" AAL. Mine is about dead even with a 1.5" AAL.
     
  5. May 1, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    boshak

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    How come wheelers site shows 0 but not .85?
     
  6. May 1, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    JayDirt

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    set mine at 1.75, then measured...went back in and maxed them out. I'm level measuring off the sliders.[​IMG]
     
  7. May 1, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    No idea. The numbers I gave are definitely correct, though.
     
  8. May 1, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    why on earth it never occurred to me to measure that way is beyond me lol. Good idea.
     
  9. May 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    How much rake are stock on offroad pkgs american tacos?
     
  10. May 1, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    1.75 on the front will put you about dead even with the stock rear. So if you are doing 2" aal's I would put it your fronts at 2.5"... It will still be a little arse happy, but not as bad as stock.
     
  11. May 2, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    Awesome thanks guys I bought billies and AALs from wheelers last night
     
  12. May 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    Remember, as I start another long debate, at the 2.5" or max setting your in the zone of needing aftermarket UCA's to help you obtain a proper alignment...:cool:
     
  13. May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    Yep, looking into to getting UCA's very soon:D
     
  14. May 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    I've been thinking of going this route.

    So all that's needed is the front 5100s, 2" aal, and uca?
    Would I need anything else like axle shims, etc?
    And I keep the stock front springs on the 5100s?
     
  15. May 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Buy the billies from downsouthmotorsports.com and buy a your choice of aal. I went with toytec. At 2.5 you won't need aftermarket upper control arms. Yes you will use the OEM sprins if you like.
     
  16. May 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    Pugga

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    5100's for 1st Gens have different settings than 2nd Gens. I believe 1st Gens are 0, 1.5 and 2.5 if I'm remembering correctly.
     
  17. May 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    Ohhh, my bad guys. I didn't realize this was a 2nd gen thread since I'm on my phonez

    Thanks for clarification Pugga!
     
  18. May 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Thanks jdmdcfan for the link and info. Glad to hear I won't need the UCAs, saves me some money for other mods.

    Are you running the stock springs on your 5100s?
     
  19. May 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    I'm running King coilovers. But when I had 5100's i ran stock springs set at 2.5 with OEM UCA. Ride wasn't too bad.
     
  20. May 2, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    Okay thanks man.
     
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