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Best way to go about leveling out my truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by easyheimer, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Nov 24, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    easyheimer

    easyheimer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I should be getting my truck back from a frame replacement tomorrow. I had Bilstein 5100’s installed in the front since my struts needed to be replaced anyways. Also go the rear shocks replaced. I told the tech I wanted the truck as level as possible since when it went in the front was a little higher than the rear. He then sent me a video showing that it might be best to set the Bilstein’s at the highest notch so my tires wouldn’t rub. I agreed as I wanted to avoid any rubbing.

    The tech sent me a video today letting me know the truck is almost done and said that he measured the wheel wells and the front is about 1 - 1 1/5” higher. Is that even that much? Is it going to look stupid? I know there is an add a leaf in the back but what would be the best course of action to get the truck completely leveled?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nov 24, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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    You say “since when it went in the front was a little higher than the rear.”

    If the front was higher before the 5100 install, setting it to anything other than 0” will cause it to be even higher?

    IIRC, the 5100 can add 2.5” of lift.

    It sounds like your tires have determined the lift. And the total lift was MORE than the rear.
    You need blocks, or AAL, or Lift packs.

    Or smaller tires and lower the front. (Not worth it)
     
  3. Nov 24, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    It went in with a spacer lift kit. That's how I purchased the truck. How many AAL's can you "stack"? Sorry if I sound clueless ... it's because I am new to this. I guess I'm looking for a good but inexpensive AAL that I can either replace or add to the one I already have in the rear.

    Thanks for the response.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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  6. Nov 29, 2020 at 8:21 AM
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