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Bilstein 5100 / Eibach Gallery

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

  1. Jun 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    My set up with one issue. I have a maxed out UCA ball joint I think. I have a loins squeak, squawk on a bushing or metallic. It happens if I rock the front up and down, turning the wheel driving and stopped. Mainly putting a down pressure load and releasing that load.
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  2. Jun 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    I originally replied to your post in the "What have you done to your Taco" thread but I guess this is a better place.
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    I can't tell from your pic but it is possible to install the black lower spring seat on upside down resulting in a lot higher ride height than anticipated.

    One side of the seat (the lower side) has a groove on the inside intended to slide over the c-clip. This feature "contains" the clip preventing it from spreading apart, popping out of the groove and then sliding down the shock body under the weight of the truck. A dangerous situation to say the least.

    If the yours is upside down you should be able to see it. Look closely up under the seat, if you see the majority of the outside edge of the clip it's a boo boo. We are talking about 2" or more lift than anticipated.

    Just a thought.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    Before Level.jpg
    Before Leveling Kit20120304_122840.jpg
    After LevelingIMG_2386.jpg
    After Lift, same tires in all three pics, just different wheels in the last one. i gotta get around to doing my build thread as well, but for now. and thanks for all the advice on the rake question.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    sorry guys, the words got shifted, let me know if yall can see the pics or not too, but the first picture is with no leveling kit, the second is with the 2" spacer leveling kit, and third is with 2" aal, eibachs, and bilsteins. but it doesnt do justice of the rake i have now...
     
  5. Jun 15, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    Spacers are junk.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    i know this, i have new suspension now, but im only 18 and i didnt have much money at the time. gimme a break.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:13 AM
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    Ok that's reasonable. Just be careful with them. You're just starting off, I wanna see your build when it's finished.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    it is done? lol the third picture i posted is my finished truck until i get new tires, i have eibachs/bilstiens front and rear and a 2" aal i have blacked out headlights, corners, and blinkers, and my rear taillights are led smoked, and a custom third smoked brake light with led bulbs.

    I posted three pictures a couple days ago, did they not upload right? they were in order of before leveling kit (stock), after leveling spacer (2" block upfront), third pic was finished as it sits today.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    Having now read through most of this thread, I have one main question.

    I love my truck, and the most important thing for me is to keep it running as long as possible. I don't plan on keeping it for a few years then selling it, I'm gonna run it into the ground haha. Now I love the look of the 5100s/eibach lift (obviously), but I know the 3+ inches of lift it gives is into the gray area of causing some issues. My question is, other than ride quality what are you compromising by getting a setup like this? I can deal with having to do boot slide mod or replace a boot here and there and maybe a less than perfect alignment, but I'm wondering more about the impact on overall longevity. If I'm at 162,000 miles right now and hoping to get at least double that out of my taco, is a lift like this a bad idea? Am I better off going with the 2 inches or so of lift I would get with 881s/882s? Thanks for your input guys.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    go big or go home, you will love the ride out of it after new suspension, and it isnt guaranteed that you will ever blow a cv boot. but other than that just minor things like ball joints, bushings, things like that is all that will wear unless you get out and raw dawg your truck like most people do, with oversized tires..
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    Thanks for the advice. Just put in an order at wheelers yesterday for 5100s, eibachs, and dakars! I'll post pics once I get everything installed.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    Put my 5100's, Eibach's, AAL, and Toytec 1" shackle. I had it aligned not to long ago and after the lift I had it aligned so Attached is the results of that. Also I got a before hight and after hight with 31" tires on for the front. The 5100's are set to 0 (lowest notch) that is the configuration you would want with this setup.[​IMG]
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    Front before
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    Cheep exhaust drop (old shackle)
     

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    Nice! Have any pictures of how the truck sits after the lift? side view or whatever. Gonna be ordering parts for my lift soon.
     
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  15. Jul 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    I'm just a little stumped. Already got my Toytec AAL and 5100 bushings ordered and still trying to come to a conclusion on the rest.

    I will be getting 5100's all around but I'm not sure which route to go as for the coils.

    I thought I had my mind set on 883's, but then wanting to make sure I get the result I want. Then I keep thinking about Eibach's or 882's. Also lift height longevity comes into play when considering sagging over time.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    Eibachs and 5100s are like PB&J. As are OME shocks and OME coils. But it's doable if you want 882 with 5100s
     
  17. Jul 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    From what I have read I would have to agree. Eibach's were designed to be paired with 5100's and OME's were designed to go with nitrochargers. Google to see if you can find anyone who has mismatched.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    Yea I hear you on the designated pairings, but there quite a few people that run OME coils with 5100s and don't have problems. I just can't seem to find an answer for my needs... the coil that will retain it's lift height the longest before sagging? and ride quality with the different stiffness and spring rates.

    I think I've eliminated the 882s. I know the 883s have a 590# spring rate and the Eibachs have a 620# rate. I'm not sure of the free height difference between the two though. But according to the spring rates the Eibachs are stiffer and I don't plan on adding any weight to the front (bumpers, etc.)
     
  19. Jul 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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