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Aww yea 5100's & 885's!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacoluver, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Tacoluver

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    UPS just dropped these off, can't wait to install them tomorrow. I plan on setting them at .85" with the 885's like "usnaclee's" taco, but I also plan to use the 1/4" steel top plate spacers (not the actual coil spring spacers) that came with my REvtek lift. All on stock UCA's (yea I know). Should get just under 4" of lift. Anyone else done this?

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  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Thats sexy right there :laugh: Congrats man!
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    You are gonna have a ride that is sligtly softer than an old wagon.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    :facepalm: You realize you will have NO down travel....right? Good possibility that if you hit a bump, you could break your shocks too.....Which means, you will get the oppertunity to see your truck on a flat bed trailor.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    Yeah man...I wouldn't be so flippant about your stock parts. Cause Chris is right- 4 inches of lift is great...until you can't use your truck cause it breaks.

    Best of luck...
     
  6. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    are you 4wd cause if you are your cvs are going to die a slow miserable death
     
  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    I smell trouble!
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Actually...They would die a rather quick death.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    Sounds like someone needs to suggest a 'Plan B' to the OP.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    Don't do that!!!! Just leave your billys set at 0...the springs will give you 3" of lift alone :) and no spacer!!
     
  11. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    After all the info on this site, you managed yourself into this setup?

    Wow and good luck with that!
     
  12. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    x2...I hope he listens :(
     
  13. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
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    i hope he reads this before tomorrow...
     
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    Whoa thanks for the advice my taco brothers but this has been done before (minus the 1/4" top plate spacer). There's a thread on here using the same combo also set .85" without the top plate spacer he got 3.35" of lift and reported good ride quality. Also I have a Prerunner not a 4X4 so CV's aren't a factor. Their should be plenty of shock rebound at this setting vs. a stock spring set at 2.5". The only difference here is that I plan on adding the 1/4" top plate spacer, which does not compress the spring at all, for a little added lift. If anything if something fails it oughta be my balljoints. I'll report back tomorrow after the install.
     
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    Its in the good Lords hands now...
     
  17. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    BTW these springs only give 1.75-2" of lift sans the top plate spacer sold on Toytec. 3" is only achieved with the top plate.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Again I appreciate all the concern. But if anyone else was crazy enough to do this please feel free to chime in.
     
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    just set them @ zero use the top plate and get a good safe 3" lift that will work very well
     
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