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Best match for bilstein 5100 lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cdavi060, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Hey guys,

    Im about to lift my 01 Tacoma Double cab and had a question. I have recently replaced the front springs with new factory springs and the rear leafs with new factory leafs. I now am installing bilstein 5100s in the front at the 2.5in level and want to add a 1' toytec rear shackle to level out the back. Will this setup provide me with a level truck or will the rear be too low? Any suggestions and pics of this setup would be great!!! :)
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    do you have a problem with axle wrap at all?
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    I recently did until I added the "u-bolt mod" to my leafs and it went away. I assume when I replace the rear leafs with the new ones, there still should be no wrap.
     
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    the only issue i would see is that with a shackle your going to eventually end up with axle wrap again due to the fact shackles wear out leaves prematurely.. just want to make you aware

    but as far as the ride height your going to get i think you will be close to level but i cant say cause im used to dealing with the worn out leaf packs like my leaf pack looked like a sad face :( in the rear and i had bad axle wrap so i went with the aal and it was the best choice and it leveled the truck
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    if you got new leaf packs though i would have gotten something other than a stock replacement which is the best way to gain lift and ride quality.. check out wheelers and maybe return your old pack? the front will be fine you just need to match the rear
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    i almost went with the wheelers pack but was able to get the stock leafs for super cheap.

    im worried i will be .5" too low in the back compared to the front.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    .5 will be almost negligable and unless you stare for hours trying to see it you wont notice it tbh
     
  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    hope it works out that way.

    How quickly (in years) will a rear shackle wear out the leafs with 90% street driving?
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    not sure, but if you get your rear springs for a really good price it wouldnt worry about it and eventually upgrade to an aal or wheelers 5 leaf pack since that provides 1.5in of lift
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    i think you might run a little high in rear at first till your springs settle... i think
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    That would be perfect. I will find out this weekend. Will start my build thread as well.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    like i said i cant tell you for sure i havent dealt with new components plus im so freakishly tired im just posting to stay awake mostly... goodluck i hope it works out for you
     
  13. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    thanks man. anyone else have any idea?
     
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