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5100s with eibach over 3" lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by isaaco, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    isaaco

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    i have a 2nd gen tacoma
    i just went to a shop to get brand new bilstein 5100 shocks and eibach coils on them
    the truck had stock suspension before
    the 5100s were set at .85 and now the truck got about 3.5 lift
    i should have gotten only about 2.5?
    will it settle or was something done wrong?
    and its way out of alignment
    should i set the strut to the lowest setting?
     
  2. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    I bolded the reason you're sitting at 3.5". The 5100s need to be on the 0 setting for 3" of lift with the Eibach coils. The lift comes from the coils in this application, not the Bilsteins.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    You are very wrong for 2nd Gens...For 2nd Gens, the 0 setting will get you 1.6" of lift on a double cab (a little more for 2wd and also for smaller cabs),at .85 they'll get you around 2.5" of lift.

    OP, check to make sure the spring perch is installed correctly (not upside down).
     
  4. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    some of the eibach coils are only rated to give ~1.75". that's why folks were doing .85" on the shocks to get the 2.5".

    some settling should be needed. other thing would be to look at the lower spring perch and make sure it is installed correctly.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    3rd gen forum caused me to get a Ford

    :eek: same time
     
  6. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    Booya!

    OP, if your coil seat looks like this, you have problems!
    2011-08-15_15-50-23_140_8f4d72e91edaaec68988513c2c9e0ac7f6088dd5.jpg
    If they look like this, I'm not sure why you got so much lift unless you accidently set them at 1.75:
    2011-08-16_23-36-58_872_c87a72ac170b94f4bc8f77c51b8d1a225c59b20d.jpg
     
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    I have the silver Eibachs and 5100s set at .85" on my reg cab and once settled they give about 2.5" of lift. Initially they gave somewhere between 2.75" and 3" of lift but they settled quite a bit. I wasn't aware there were different Eibachs for our trucks.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    I don't believe there are different ones unless you order a generic coil from Eibach (they make lots of coil springs but I believe only specifically for the Tacoma and the 5100).
     
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    You more than likely IMO have upside down coil spring perches. You should not have that much lift even before the springs settle.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    That's what I'm thinking.
     
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    Mine settled a little after the lift was installed. Maybe about a quarter of an inch. Not a huge difference but op check your perch settings and make sure they are not upside down for starters.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    I'm thinking of doing this to mine? And have a few questions:
    1) How is the ride quality?
    2) Did you do anything to the rear? I have TSB but want better and was thinking Dakar.
    3) What size tires on 18" wheels can you run.
    Pugga thanks for the pic as I'll most likely install myself.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:36 AM
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    Eibachs do ride nice but they are noticeable stiffer than stock coils. On rough roads they're not the greatest but are great on backroads because the truck doesn't roll in corners or dive under braking like it used to.

    I used the Icon 3-leaf AAL with the overload kept in place for the rear and gained about 2" of lift (settled some because of my shell and tools). If you're thinking Dakars, you should consider OME 885's for the front. Dakars will give you around 2.5 - 2.75" of lift I believe so the 885's would give you a little more lift up front to compensate. Eibachs on 5100's set at 0 will only give you 1.6" of lift, set at .85 will give you around 2.5" of lift but the preloading will make them even stiffer.

    Not a clue, tires and wheels aren't my thing :eek:
     
  14. Jun 22, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    You assumed I was paying attention! My bad.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    Sorry, I won't let it happen again :D
     

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