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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by allisonguru, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    allisonguru

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    I ordered some 5100's today, oh yea! I was tossing around the idea of a strut leveling kit but everyone on here seemed to shine me away from it. So i bought some today, at a sale price of 85.00 a piece. My next question is are they simple enough to do in my garage, then have the trucks aligniment done? I saw the instruction sheet online and they looked really simple. Anyone tried these, anything for me to look out for? Its a prerunner Tacoma, 4x2
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    I did mine on my own. Bought a cheap spring compressor from harbor freight and it worked great.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    I think ill do the same, stupid question but, you dont have to replace the uca(which i think stands for upper control arm??) do you? I am new to all this, so please be gentle......
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    No you do not unless your going over 3 inches which you cant with just 5100s so your fine.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    Some people require them over 2.5" of lift. I have 2.5" in front and just barely got my alignment in spec. What setting you going with...0.85, 1.75, 2.5?
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    Not sure yet, im thinking 2.5?? What are you set at, and what tire you running?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    I went a bit different route with my 5100's. I bought a eibach 1.6" lift spring, and set my 5100's at 0.85. Got just over 2.5" of lift up front, and my alignment is 0 toe, 0.4 camber, and 2.0 caster. Driver really nice, but if I went any higher I think UCA's would have been required. I have 265/70-17 Bridgestone Revo's on stock wheels which I had prior to the lift. I just ordered some new wheels, and will be slapping on some Duratrac's when I can snag them for a good deal. Pics are in my gallery if you want to see what 2.5" looks like...
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    You will be fine at 2.5 just take it some where good to get your alignment done. im at 1.75 but know many who have them at 2.5 with the alignment just fine with no change in UCA.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Indeed. Take before and after measurements as well. I also let mine settle after lifting as it was like 3"-3.25" higher than stock for a couple days...
     
  11. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    Thanks all! I also was thinking about getting the Bilsteins for the rear as they state that you can adjust from 0-1" Will that work to level the truck, or should i look at a block in the rear springs?
     
  12. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Get the TSB AAL for the rear it will level it out. Of course Im being ignorant and assuming you have a 2nd gen..
     
  13. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    It is, an 07. I took it back to the dealer for the TSB, and they refused it because it is a 3 year, 36000 mile repair. I explained to them that i am the second owner and the first one never had it done, and they still refused. Its a lift block or maybe a helper spring i guess....
     
  14. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    X2
     
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