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another 5100 question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04prerunner, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jun 19, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    I have a 2004 2.7L Dcab prerunner that i want to achieve around 2.5 to 3in of lift.

    Im thinking about the 5100's set at 2.5

    but my main question is, can i use my stock springs? and if i did purchase the OME springs, what is my advantage with them? more lift or better ride?? what ride would be better? 5100 with stock springs, or 5100 with OME? will i get more lift with the OME's ?

    thank you for any help
     
  2. Jun 19, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Yes, you can use the stock coils.......:cool:
     
  3. Jun 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Good luck finding 5100s. They are on national back-order til mid-late July. I ended up going w/ OME struts and 881s for the front of my truck. I need the parts now, I have an impending frame swap and want to be good to go when the frame hits.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    ya I fugured. Ive looked everywhere for them but how much lift did you get with your setup? im looking for the easiest way to get 3in with good ride quality

    obviously the best setup would be a coilover but i do not have that money. Im even thinking about a 2in body lift. with gap guards the BL looks fine. Ive had a body lift on my old s10. never had a problem

    im thinking the 5100's all around, 2in BL, and maybe a 1in lift shackle if needed to level it out. what do you think with this setup?? it should be a good 4in of lift. I stay away from AAL's because they stiffen the ride way to much in the rear
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    This will be my first experience w/ OME. My friend has had their stuff on his TJ for about 7 years now, and it does ride pretty nice. I went w/ the 881s because I have a 4x4 xtra-cab w/ a 4cyl. Had I had the v6 I might of tried 882s. Originally I planned to get 5100s and run them at 2.5" w/ my stock springs. But, due to the backorder and my impending frame replacement I sought alternatives. My next choice was Bilstein HDs w/ the 881s, but decided just to go w/ the OME struts due to the ability to use trim packers to level the ride.

    I considered the BL, but just did not feel like dealing with the install. Thought about shackles, but heard/read that they cause negative arch in your spring packs. Ended up going w/ the Wheeler's 1.5" aal and the Nitro 9000 shocks. Just gotta wait til my frame shows and everything will get installed.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    When these are available again, will they be the gen 2's? I am only looking for .85" to level my truck.
     
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    can you use the stock leaf springs or do you have to get an AAL
     
  8. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    @ 2.5"...the front will sit higher then the stock rear so you would want a AAL but if you set it at .85"...your front may still be lower then the stock rear depending on your rear stock leaf springs condition.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    i want the 5100s set at 2inch in the front and 1inch in the back does that sound about right? and would i have to get anything else besides the springs?
     
  10. Jun 22, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    There are only 3 settings: 0", .85" or 2.5".
     
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    That .85" is a 1" for 1st gen tacomas, which have 3 settings. The struts for 05+ have 4 settings - 0, 85, 1, 2.5
     
  12. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    you cant "set" the rear shocks
     
  13. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    No, the rear shocks are for dampening only. The rear leafs are what does the suspending. Hence the need for either an shackles, aal or complete pack. You will need to buy new shocks accordingly.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    ok im completly confused sorry yall what do i need to get a 2 inch in the front and around 1 to 1and half (whatever makes it level) on my truck?
     
  15. Jun 22, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    You would need a spacer for 2" or if you went w/ a Bilstein 5100 adj coilover(has three settings w/ 2.5" being the tallest) or OME 881s/OME strut you would prob be around 2.5-2.75." The 5100s or the 881s are your best option for a better ride. For the rear you could do a 1" shackle if your leaf packs are not flattened or a 1.5" aal.

    I went with the 881s/OME struts and a 1.5" aal because I wanted a better ride. Spacers compress the spring and give a rough ride, especially w/ your TRD coils.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    aight man thanx i wanna a small lift without havin a stiff ride so that should be good
     
  17. Jun 22, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    If you want, I can PM you the places I got the best prices on this stuff. Let me know.
     
  18. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    yeah man PM me
     
  19. Jun 29, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    That lift is exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got: OME 881's with 5100's set at no lift + Wheeler 5 packs(from the group buy). It netted me 2" in front and 1.5 in back. My setup is 01 v6 xtracab 4x4 TRD with 85k on the old shocks, springs, leafpacks

    I am having new wheels mounted this weekend and will have pictures posted in the Wheelers group buy thread next week.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    Depending on your budget you can do 5100's w/ a set of longer ToyTec AAL's to OME or Eibach coil springs w/ OME shocks or 5100's up front w/ a longer AAL to a rear leaf pack.
     
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