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Bilstein 1500's at 2.5"

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Forster46, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Aug 16, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    I wanna get a couple billy 1500's for my front and set them at 2.5". Does anyone have any suggestions for a leaf pack or aal for my rear, so the truck will ride as level as possible. And with this setup, is there anything else I should do?
     
  2. Aug 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    With the 5100s set at 2.5" of lift. The rear on most tacomas needs a 1.5" AAL to make the truck sit level.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    x2 plus you prob need diff drop
     
  4. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    yea i was thinkin diff drop i just forgot to write it in. but thanks for the input
     
  5. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    Bilsteins 5100's front and back. Wheelers add a leaf
    my double cab pre-runner 1st gen sitts about level now and i have 5100's coming in today and im confused on what aal's to order
     
  6. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    01taquito "thats what she said"

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    Bilsteins 5100's front and back. Wheelers add a leaf
    my double cab pre-runner 1st gen sitts about level now and i have 5100's coming in today and im confused on what aal's to order. dnt knw if i should 1.5" or 2". im only confused cause most tacomas sit higher in the back and mine is level.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Diff drop won't do you a hill of beans. 1/2" drop is not going to help a CV angle that much.

    5100 are nice, but that's going to be one stiff ride if you use factory springs. Might look into Eibach (if you can find them) or OME 885 to pair up with the 5100. Oh and FYI you may (I said may, not need) some new UCA to help with alignment.
     
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    what springs are people running with the 5100s?
     
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    Used to be Eibach, but I don't think they make them anymore. So for double cabs they are running the OME 885 and the access cab OME 884 springs.
     
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    Get a 1.5" aal from sonny at DSM. He got me a fabtech aal so a great price. Hes a good guy and will answer any suspension question u have.
     
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    Running my stock coils set at 2.5 and love the firmness
     
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    Do you go off roading much? Not just taking it down a dirt road every now and then.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    HA! Yeah right! Not since my twins were born. No time til the get older. So mean time, no. Hard with three kiddos and working 16hr days. Momma gets a little burnt out so it'd be a pretty crappy deal for me to just take off all day when I could help her
     
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    Well that's kind of my point, running that stiff isn't going to affect your ride that much around town. But off roading my limit your capabilities due to a harsh and jaring ride.
     
  17. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    I see what you did there...
    Good point though. On road it's wonderful. The jarring ride (for me atleast) doesn't bother me cause I don't go bombing it and it's mostly trail. Haven't made it to the desert yet and given this weekend I don't know when that will happen
     
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    Yep - I have 5100's and I have a 1 inch block. For a perfect level, I would go 1.5 AAL.
     
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    Im also running 4 corners 5100@2.5" , TSB and 1" block and I loved it . BTW Im in San Diego with my truck until sept and would like to meet SD crew if thats possible .
     
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