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Bilstein 5100 @ 1.75 and no AAL - Any Pics?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ratrod, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. ratrod

    ratrod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the 5100s and want to set them at 1.75 but not sure if I will need AAL or not. The back already sits ~1.5" higher than the front and I have no tsb. I would like to sit level (no rake or very little). Anyone done this and have pics. If you do have pics also what size tires you running?
     
  2. tacobox

    tacobox Evasive Maneuvers PMKMS

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    1.75 and no AAL or TSB. I have toytec's 1.5" AAL but haven't got around to installing them. It sit's about .5" higher in the front. Looks pretty level most of the time, but on a slight incline it does look abit nose high as you can see in the 4th pic

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  3. KrackHouse

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    I think it looks good!
     
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    is that at least tsb rear?
     
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    Nope

    What size tires are you running?
     
  6. BrettBretterson

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    I'm running this setup right now on my double cab, and mine sits exactly like tacobox's does in his last picture, .5" higher in the front. Like tacobox said, most of the time it looks pretty level, but that's because the space in the wheel well is even in the front and back; when you stand back and look at the whole truck though you can definitely tell it's nose-high.
     
  7. Natetroknot

    Natetroknot I come from a long line of Conga dancers.

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    Mine is about a 1/2 inch higher in front as well, but I'm not bothered by it since I generally don't tow or haul.....my feeling was I definitely wanted more height in the front than .85, and it's a lot simpler to throw in an AAL if it was too nose high than it would be to take the Billy's back out, raise, and re-align.

    I think I'm gonna leave it as is though.


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  8. BrettBretterson

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    You can tell a little in this picture that mine sits a little nose high with just the front 5100's and nothing in the back. I plan on doing something to the rear pretty soon though, because I do some towing and hauling and I don't want to be dragging tail all the time:

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  9. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    What size tires are you running? Any rubbing at 1.75" with those?
     
  10. BrettBretterson

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    They're 285/60/18 on an 18x9, they don't rub at all. They actually didn't rub at all even before I lifted it, with the front mud flaps removed. I'm stepping up to a bigger tire, probably a 285/65/18 in a MT, which should be no problem now that I've got the 5100's set up at 1.75.
     
  11. KPT

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    Thanks, what's the backspacing on your wheels?
     
  12. BrettBretterson

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    They are a 0 offset wheel, so the backspacing should be 4.5".
     
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    Sure they are 0 offset? 0 offset on a 9" rim is 5" BS.
     
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    Awesome thanks.
     
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    bilsteins at 1.75" with 1/4" spacer on driver side. stock rear no tsb. 265/65/18 bfg at's on 18x9 rockstars. sits nearly level, looks perfect imo and rides better than stock, not stiff at all...





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  17. ratrod

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking. I want more than .85 and I figured I could raise the front and do a AAL later if it sits to high. I was also thinking that since I got new rear 5100s that maybe that will help alittle since my old shocks are worn. Thanks to everybody who responded so far and thanks for pics really helped me out!!!

     
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    265/75/16 on 16X8 0 offset. Just installed my toytec 1.5" AAL today... looks much better IMO. I'll get pics up tomorrow
     
  20. Hunter'06FLKY

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    i have my bilsteins set to 1.75 with the tsb in the rear and it sits with the rear end maybe .5in higher in the back.
     
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