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Are my 5100’s upside down?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 02blancotaco, Aug 13, 2019 at 3:32 PM.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    03_taco_IN

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    I'm on factory leaf with a 1.5 in. Longer shackle. I don't see much difference between ours but ops definitely needs pulled up.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    03_taco_IN

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    Blue wire/ grey wire and rear diff breather mod
    Then again I'm new to this. Never modded a vehicle just replaced what was already there.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    02blancotaco

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    Well dammit, so you guys said how I originally had my shocks was the proper way? Now I’ve installed the upside down
     
  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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    underaroof

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    Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

    I installed mine stickers right side up like Bilstein says. People seem to go both ways on this one.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    02blancotaco

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    Yep learned that lesson. Now my drain holes are pointed up, and put two and two together, between the label being upside down and now the drain holes the wrong way. The shocks are not up side down ‍♂️‍♂️
     
  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    Easy fix is a hot paperclip slid/poked through the boot for some drainage..
     
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  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    Yah I think I’ll just put them back to how Bilstein designs them be
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    Anyone with suggestions for new rear leaf spring, I purchased the 5100 for the rear as I knew my old leafs were toast. I’m only want to get at the most 1.5 lift. So what are you suggestions?
     
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  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    I put Alcan 5 leaf packs on my DCab which gave me an 1.5" lift. I have been very pleased with them.

    Then when Toyota replaced my frame, I added Wheeler's 3 leaf progressive add-a-leaf packs to gain another 1.5 inches and upgraded the springs on my Kings from 600lb to 700lb. This was to offset the weight of my bumper and winch and have right at 3 inches of lift(it will settle some).
     
  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    It literally takes 5 minutes; most likely will take longer pulling the right sized socket and wrench out than it does doing the job itself.

    OME Dakar's.

    You'll get an initial 3" lift or so, but they'll settle at around 2,000 miles give or take a few.
     
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  11. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    I installed my ICONs body at the top like the first picture - otherwise the ICON lettering and label would've been upside down.
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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  13. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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  14. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    No company in their right mind will release a product with their name difficult to read in the installed position unless the location makes reading impossible.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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  16. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    @02blancotaco

    also, lift = "over factory height"

    not from where you are now

    if you bought regular leafs you would be about 1-2" higher just from new leafs

    Dakar is 2.5" over "stock height" so you'll see ~4" above what you have sitting now. keep that in mind depending on which variant of the 51xx series you bought for the rears
     
  17. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    Icon 2.0 shocks are advertised as 0-1" lift but I'm using them on my Dakars with AAL. I'd say they're good for 3". Just a heads up to those looking - I found out through experience when most of the internet was wrong.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    2nd and 3rd gen guys giving first gen owners wrong information.

    :facepalm:
     
  19. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    General Springs HD will give you what you're looking for

    https://www.generalspringkc.com/product_p/90-237hd.htm
     
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  20. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    Right?

    Think they exited too early; 3rd gen section is that way :burnrubber:
     
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