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Bilstein 5100 / Eibach Gallery

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

  1. Aug 26, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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  2. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    I thought it did very little, I noticed from 31s to 33s the angled lessend ? Maybe it's an illusion
     
  3. Aug 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    Dropping the carrier bearing does the same thing as "shimming" the rear axle, to a point. As the carrier is lowered it detracts from the proper angle of the front half of the drive shaft while improving the rear angle. In cases where there is (very) minimal pinion angle error, dropping the carrier a tad, like you did, may provide symptomatic relief. It is just not the best over all solution.
    The best use for dropping the carrier is to see if pinion angle is the source of a vibe (outside of actually measuring it), then correct the pinion angle with wedge shaped shims between the spring pack and the spring perch. Search the net for "pinion angle" and "pinion angle shims".
    The perfect pinion angle for my springs is around a degree or two down from pointing directly at the carrier bearing. Under load, the rear will tend/try to rotate the pinion "up" (axle wrap) in reaction to the torque of the axles. In a perfect world the rear u-joint will then be at the theoretical strongest angle. Additionally, this slightly low angle will let the rear u-joint bearings move just enough to spread the wear a little and to help to distribute lube. The amount of shimming needed will vary from one spring design to another. There are "guidelines" to determine the required shim for a given lift but I hold to "just measure it and correct it".

    Not much if any from diameter. An increase in track width from a larger tire can effectively provide greater leverage through the LCA against the spring resulting in a slightly lower ride height.
     
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  4. Aug 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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    Ok, thanks for the information. I'll go off-a-researching.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Buddy of mine is going to give me some shims so I'll put pics up when I get them on.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    So I'm having a really hard time deciding which tires to get this weekend
    Either the
    Nitto trail grapplers
    General grabber red letters
    Bfg all terrains
    Or some Goodyear duratracs
    There's a few others but idk yet
    Those are my mains four I'm looking at
    What do y'all think ? Maybe you guys have some pros and cons for me in these tires
     
  7. Aug 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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  8. Aug 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    What is your intended use? How much trail time compared to road time?

    I use mine mostly on the road unfortunately. So I got the BFG A/T ko. Its a good A/T tire that seems to last almost forever.

    If you plan to use it for mainly offroad, I would look into something more aggressive, with a thick sidewall.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    Ive been reading on all this mess and still just want a straight up recomendation on what you all would do.

    So here is my set up right now;

    Billis and eibachs up front, and in the rear i have oem leafs with a 2 in lift block.

    also i usually carry about 100 lbs of tools in the bed with me at all times and i have a hardtop are cover too. on the front i have a brush guard that is about 60 lbs.

    im happy with the front except that i have a lean on the drivers side about an inch.
    also i want to replace my rear leafs to make the truck level.

    What do you all recomend for the rear set up and also any ideas for the lean?
     
  10. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    Get rid of the lift blocks in the back. Get a progressive leaf pack built. Alcans or Deavers. Since you consistently carry weight this will prove to be beneficial.

    I believe they make a shim kit for the front. Your lean may improve after replacing leafs.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    yea the more i look at them i am thinking of going with the deavers. and the block for sure has to go because it is such a rough ride.

    do you think i should go with the AAL in the deavers?
     
  12. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    I did. HOWEVER, I don't consistently carry around added weight in the back. I would do a full leaf pack if I were you.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    That's what I'm thinking but when I do go offroad I want to be able to not have to worry about the sidewall puncture
    I'm used to my km2s and I beat them down pretty good
    And never let me stuck before
    I like the trail graps but they're expensive
     
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    I had the all pro standards! They were awesome I wish I woulda never sold them, that's what I plan on buying again
     
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    Finally got my Toytec lift installed w/5100's, Eibach's, and aal. Kit also came with a diff drop and proportioning valve bracket, but if anyone has any suggestions for a better bracket, let me know. Now I definitely need some bigger shoes!

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    Ur CV angles look really good!
     
  19. Aug 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    BAMF/jerry sells a BPV relocate that's better than pretty much any other on the market

    and by better i mean theyre beefy as fuck haha
     
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    That's good to hear! I wasn't sure and was try a compare to other pics.
     

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