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Bilstein 5100 / Eibach Gallery

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by VirginiaBound, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    What size tire is that rippin?
     
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    The CV joint itself is pretty strong and can handle the excessive angle when you are at 3"+. What doesn't hold up well is the inner CV boot. When the fins touch they will wear through and end up tearing.

    Some also experience a high speed vibration (50-60 mph), a diff drop kit can help eliminate or minimize vibs if you get them.
     
  3. May 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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    Nice looking truck. :thumbsup:
     
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    285/75/16, basically a 33";)
     
  5. May 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    Gotcha. Sounds like the way to go is to use a different spring with those Bilstein 5100 Adjustables rather than the silver Eibach from Toytec. That or save the money to get some fully adjustable coilovers.
     
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  6. May 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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  7. May 1, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    Thanks man :cool:
     
  8. May 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    What kind of wheels are you running?
     
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    Finally, installed my Toytec ultimate lift with Dakars after waiting for warmer weather for months and figured I can now join the Eibach gallery. Next up, larger tires.

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    i have vision warrior wheels, they have like 4.5/4.45 BS not completely sure, i have eibach coils and a 2" aal waiting to be installed, i need to get my bilsteins, but will everything work since my bs is not 4" like most have? i plan to run 265/75/16's instead of 285/75/16's
     
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    Yeah if your just doing 265/75/16 a 4.5" BS is fine
     
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    How high is that in the front??
     
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    Ya 4.5" - 4" BS is what you want. More clearance and meaner look ;)
     
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    Alright, peeps, I would like some advice...

    I'm thinking about moving my 5100s up one notch (currently on bottom), to gain some more lift and cornering stability. I know you're typically not supposed to do that with eibachs and 5100s since they already handle weight very well, but mine are getting older and having to support more weight. When I first installed my lift, my truck was basically stock and 2wd... I have since added a lot of weight (4wd conversion, tube bumper, 1/4 skid plates, maybe a winch in the future), and want to see the height it used to be at. Right now, my UCAs are pretty much level, and I know they used to be at more of an angle. Also, I hit the front bump-stops too much for my liking, off-road, and my body roll is pretty extreme right now and would like to get that a bit more stable. (It scares my passengers! lol :D)

    Of course I don't want to lift the front end too high to where a good alignment isn't attainable, and while my manual hubs help keep the CV boots intact during daily driving, (even if the ribs touch) I don't want to push the lift over about 3.5". My current hub-to-fender measurement in the front is about 25." Considering I took 2"out of the fender, that puts me at 23" hub to bottom of stock fender.

    Does anyone have the stock measurements by any chance?? Or even they're current measurement with eibachs/5100s? That's what'll help me decide whether or not my eibachs need a bit more preload.. Thanks!
     
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    Bump for hub to fender measurements?
     
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    Sorry for the delay. I am sitting at 24 1/4" in the front (center of hub to fender) after two weeks settling time and using the factory setting for coils. I am running 265/70's on 16X8 wheels. I took the measurement from the ground as well and it is 38" in the front and 38 3/4" (ground to fender) in the rear at 35 psi in the tires.
     
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    Looking back further in this thread, (looks like you guys already kinda discussed this---sorry for the repost :D) it looks like the common hub/fender measurement for eibachs/5100s is 24.25"-24.5" Which means I'm sitting a good 1.25-1.5" lower! :eek: I think about .25" of my sag is from the lower bushings, but I guess eibachs do sag after two or three years of wheeling trips 3 or 4 times a month..

    Looks like I'll be moving them up one setting. I'll report back on alignment/ride... :cool:
    Just notcied your location. :D You in Albuquerque? You should check out the NM Members BS Thread!! Time to break in that sweet suspension on the rocks... ;)
     
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    No problem, actually I had been meaning to take measurements anyway just to see where I sit relative to everyone else. This gave me a chance to do it.
     

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