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5100's too stiff, need different set up ideas.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dellosa89, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    Ok i have 07 tacoma prerunner and im broke, so i need some help for next suspension upgrade because i cant afford to buy a complete kit. I have 5100's in the front set at 1.75" lift and way too stiff my truck bounces back in the air after a small jump. so should i buy 2.5" sway a way coilovers that i can get for $550 a pair or total chaos upper controll arms or set the 5100's back to stock height and do total chaos 3.5" spindals. or if any other sugestions that would really help.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 11:51 PM
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    You can't be too broke if you're considering $550 for a set of coilovers.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    muliefever

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    There must be a problem.. Mine are set at the same setting. They are super smooth!
     
  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    chris4x4

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    If your truck is bounceing that bad, the shocks are bad.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    BigRedToy

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    I don't know about you but I don't jump off things with my truck. Maybe you need to try smaller jumps.


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  6. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    yea when i mean broke, i mean i cant do a whole new set up at once and want to start to piece my suspension together i just want to know which component i should start with. The 5100s still ride great on the road and have less than 10,000 miles on them. but just want to know what should i get first.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    I have mine set at 2.5" and lovin it. I've hit some jumps, nothing crazy, but enough for a quick thrill, and my front in the air goes: fully extended, minimal squat, and then back to normal. No bounce, not stiff at all. The rear 5125's even better:D
     
  8. Apr 29, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    R u selling the 5100s? if so how much?
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    im not selling them right now i decided to start with upper control arms, spindles and add a leaf. if your looking for some cheap ebay has some really good deals on them, but devote a good 3 to 4 hours to install them.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    yea i think i just was hitting to big of jumps for basic upgraded suspension.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    Get some longer springs and set the 5100s at stock level.

    Preloading the springs with 5100s will give you a lift, but stiffer front end.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    yea i think that would be a good idea also
     
  13. Apr 30, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Where are you getting the Sway-a-ways from? I might be very interested. I live in San diego. Well not at the moment but things can be worked out.
     
  14. May 5, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    my friend is going to be selling his off of his 06 taco as soon as we finish putting on his long travel. if i dont buy them i will message you about selling them
     
  15. May 5, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    very good thanx
     
  16. May 5, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    whats firmer, the 5100s set at 2.5 or coilovers set at 2.5?
    Only answer this if you have had experience with both.

    This is not a hijack, it will go well with this thread.

    so nobody knows this. come chime in if you know.
     
  17. May 5, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    Buy some ICON CO's and call it good. You will never be more satisfied with the ride. Sway-a-ways are definitely not a bad choice either.
     
  18. May 5, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    I have the Icons and think they are pretty stiff actually. I have them sagged out almost all the way as well.
     
  19. May 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Dellosa89

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    Are the icon 2.5 coilover with reservoirs that much better than the 2.5 coilovers without reservoirs?
     
  20. May 7, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    the only thing the reservoir does it give them more oil to disipate heat better. When the suspension is working hard the oil heats up and they get softer, the reservoir makes it harder to heat up the oil.
    So unless you are beating the hell out of your truck offroad for long periods of time, the resis are totally for looks.
     
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