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Advise pls 5100's maintain 3" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jigger1976, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    just orded at set of 5100's and have some Q's.. Right now i have spring spacers in the front. now that i have orded the 5100's what do i need to mantain 3" of life.. if i set the 5100 at 2.5 and add a top plate??? or what?? advise guys:confused:
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Uh.. whats a spring spacer?
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Yes, get a 1/4" top plate spacer from Toyteclifts.com
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    spring spacer where now is 3" spring spacer is exacting what it says it a spacer between the spring and top plate. give u hight
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Can i go with the top plate spacer 3/4 lift without damageing the shock
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    Also commonly refered to as a coil spacer

    That will give you 3.25" of lift. You will definitely need new UCA's to get your alignment right with that much lift. Also, top plate spacers do not damage shocks, but if they are large enough, they can damage ball joints by allowing the assembly to droop too far.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    1/4" it is thx guys:D
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    The 1/4" thick spacer that Ben mentioned will actually give you 1/2" of lift. so you'll be at 3". Spacers lift twice their thickness.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    DOSE ANYONE KNOW IF THE 1/4 " TOP PLATE FROM TOYTEC IS EXACTLLY .250 I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A SET MYSELF.
     
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    It should be. The lift ratio is 2:1. (might have that backwards) so it needs to be .250" if you want the full 3" lift with Billies maxed out. If you can make them yourself, go for it.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    anyone running 285/75/16 with just the 5100's at 2.5 can i get away with this?
     
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    You need 4.5" backspaced rims or wheel spacers, and to trim some fender well plastic. and possibly chop the cab mount.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    I have Eibach springs and 5100's set at .85 and .25 top spacer on drivers side = 2.5+ inch lift and am running 285/75/16 Duratracs. I had to bust out the grinder and cut a lot of plastic and a little wheel well. It supprised me how much I had to cut, and I need a little fine tuning. All that aside, I am so happy I went with 285/75/16's.

    I ended up buying 4.5" backspaced wheels, but was going to order Spydertrax from 4Wheel Parts with a 10% coupon for $180. Either way mission accomplished.
     
  15. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    I just put a set of 285's on my taco yesterday. I'm running 5100's at 2.5. I trimmed a little plastic: trimmed a small corner of the rear of the fender flare, cut the little bubble out of the fender liner, and trimmed small piece of the corner off of the front of the fender flare. I haven't taken it offroad with the 285's yet. That will be the true test to see if I need to chop the cab mount.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT? BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO TRIM ANYTHING. IF I RUN 5100 AT 2.5 PLUS .25 SPACE WILL I HAVE TO TRIM ANYTHING??
     
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    YES!
     
  18. Feb 24, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    OK THEN I GUESS ILL HAVE A SET OF 5100'S FOR SALE.... DOSE ANYONE HAVE SUGGESTION THE FOR THE FRONT 5100'S PLUS WHAT???? TO MAINTAIN 3" AND NO CUTTTING AND CHOPPING??
     
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    PLEASE STOP YELLING

    If you don't want to trim anything at all, then run 265's. Simple as that.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    just because i use caps dosen't mean i'm yelling?? i'm just asking a Q's not switching tire there only 2weeks old,, i just want to know some suggestion on which direction to go.... now can i run the 5100 with my setup now with a diff. setting? or should i buy a set of spring? and if so then any recommendations...sorry guys if i came across the wrong way
     
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