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98 Tacoma Suspension Upgrade

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jamespud, May 18, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    jamespud

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    I just installed a set of 5100's on all 4 corners along with 1 1/2" AAL in back. I used the middle setting on the front shocks which worked great. I also replaced the rack and pinion bushings and the sway bar bushings with urethane. I am not sure if this is typical of the results that most people get, but I gained 1 1/2" in the front and almost 2" in back. Bottom line is that I couldn't be happier. It handles and drives much better, plus I can haul more without bottoming out all the time. Also, to people who are thinking about doing something similar, this took me 6 hours and I had never done one before. I did have a 2 post lift, and impact wrenches, but it was all pretty straight forward. Thanks to all here for all the info that they post. I pretty much knew what needed to be done before i started and that is a big plus.

    Jim
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    YotaDan

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  3. May 18, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    Diff Breather,CB thingy,GPS,Cop Shocks,Cop Breaks, old Man Emu 881's Dakar Leaf Springs and Nitro sport shocks. Deck Plate mod
    How bad were the leaf springs? My 99 is in need of new leafs and I cant get the $ to do it, but I NEED it.
     
  4. May 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    jamespud

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    My truck was still sitting level but I couldn't haul anything heavy at all.
     
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