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5100s set at 2.5 help.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by NOAH, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. NOAH

    NOAH [OP] Member

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    Need some opinions-

    I have a set of bilstein 5100s in the garage waiting for install. I plan on getting some 265/75/r16 tires before they go on. I have the TSB springs which has the rear quit a bit higher in the rear. The question is if I set the bilsteins at 2.5" what will have to be done to the rear? 1 inch block, 1.5" toytec TSB AAL. Or is it best to set the fronts to 1.75 and call it a day. I want an aggresive stance, like a bit of rake, don't need it to look like a monster truck but want it to look lifted.

    Decisions, decisions....
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I would set at 1.75". That way, No alignment issues, and no need to mess with the rear.
     
  3. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    If you can live with getting them set at 1.75 then do it. LIke chris said, you wont have alignment issues. I just put my 5100s on and set them at 2.5 with some 285s and I'm having some alignment issues. I'm gonna have to spend another $600 on some UCA's to correct it so if possible, I would get it set at 1.75.
     
  4. gupster88

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    gotta go with chris here. you will have a very slight, if not level looks. cv joint angles will be fine. no need for uca's. and alignment will be fine. 1.75" ftw
     
  5. STLTaco09

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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    I've got mine set at 1.75" in front, and while it is a great height for the front, I also have an AAL in the back in addition to the TSB leaf pack. I like the look as it maintains the factory rake. If I load the bed, the truck doesn't sit nose high.
     
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    ^^^ i want this setup. sucks for me, no tsb :eek:
     
  7. Fletcher007

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    I just had mine done at 1.75 and my taco alligned with no problems. It doesnt pull, drift,or wonder....perfect....and i should be able to put some 265/75/16's on
     
  8. ttylerr

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    just an fyi, you can fit 265/75's with stock suspension
    though i do plan on going the 5100 route also, cause they fill the front fenders up pretty good.
     
  9. gcwaterski

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    I have mine set at 1.75 with BF all-terrain 265/75-r16 tires and the rear TSB. I love it so much more than stock also. If you are going with a 265 and don't want to have to fool with the back or anything, this is the way to go!

    ....But I have to say- I wish I had gone with 2.5, because I want 285's. I am going to bump mine up with an AAL in the back. I really want 285's :D
     
  10. WilsonTheDog

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    True. I too will be adding 5100's.
     
  11. jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    heres my 5100 set at 2.5 with non tsb AAL in the rear:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. NOAH

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    Right now the 1.75s are winning. I will probibly go with that no desire for new UCAs. Thoughts on the 1.5 AAL + TSB? Too high in the rear? right now with a stock front end the rear sits2.75" higher.
     
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    InfidelTaco No better friend,No worse enemy...

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    im non TSB and just ordered some 1.5 AALs. Trying to kill to birds with one stone. thanx

    G
     
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    gcwaterski, I want to see a pic of your truck...I'm on the fence and have 5100's sitting in the corner waiting for install.
     
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    ^^^ Do it, no vibes and they ride GREAT.

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    ^^^Excuse the tree but this shows the fender gap on the front pretty well :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have mine set at 2.5 with a toytec 2" AAL and the back sits about 0.5" higher. My camber is within spec, but caster isn't.
     
  17. jefferson

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    same with me. I need to get it all checked.
     
  18. 65tacodude

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    check my album. Im running the 5100 at 2.5 with AAL and stock tires. I might go with gcwaterski's tires when mine wear out tho
     
  19. skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    gcwaterski, Thanks for the pics! My truck is exactly like yours, even silver. Truck looks good!

    I do really want 285's though too, so I'm still on the fence... If I do 285's I'll probably re-gear to 4.10's because I pull a boat pretty often. I just don't want to spend the extra $$$ right now to re-gear.
     
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