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bilstein 5100"s and stock prerunner suspension???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomaman06, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Aug 30, 2007 at 4:56 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Sounds awesome! Hey, maybe for the Carolina Meet we should skip the whole off-roading thing and just get drunk at your lake house and cook out
     
  2. Aug 30, 2007 at 1:59 PM
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    hey man, we are still having the meet(sometime......i guarantee it!!), but we can do the lakehouse thing anytime..........and i'll be there fishing and getting sloshed;)!!
     
  3. Aug 30, 2007 at 5:06 PM
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    I don't fish but i sure as hell drink :)
     
  4. May 4, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    When it's time to replace the 5100's are great. And at that time you will have everything settled out and know if you want any lift in the front or not?
     
  5. May 5, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    thats what i was thinking, but now im thinking of getting a 3 inch toytec lift, so we'll see if i decide to go with the 5100's afterall.
     
  6. May 6, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    Does anyone know approximately how much the labour cost would come to for installing new leaf springs and four shocks for a tocoma. :)
     
  7. May 6, 2008 at 9:48 PM
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    i got an invoice right here. the local 4 wheel parts performance center wanted $568.00 for labor to install four 5100's, an add-a-leaf in the rear, and an alignment...... they ain't gettin' my money!
     
  8. May 7, 2008 at 12:37 AM
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    Althogh my warranty ended in November 2007, the dealer here agreed to the suspension TSB but I had to pay $80. So they will replace the leafs and the four shocks. I think its a good deal since my warranty ended 7 months ago.
     
  9. May 7, 2008 at 6:06 AM
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    Exactly why I will be installing them myself. Thats double what it originally would cost to buy the 5100s.
     
  10. May 7, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    Can I level my truck by just adding the 5100's up front.
     
  11. May 8, 2008 at 4:46 AM
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    "recommended NOT to lift more than 3 because it will likely cause premature wear and stress to your CV boots and ball joints. If you're looking for more lift in the front, consider a drop-down setup or a solid axle swap"

    Does the above statment apply to a 2WD or only a 4WD. Can you get a drop down for a 2WD?

    Thanks
     
  13. May 10, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    If you are refering to a Pre Runner, then, yes. You can get a drop bracket lift. Also, you can get 4" lift spindles. There are no Cv boots, or shafts on a Prerunner, so lifting is a piece of cake. If you are wanting to know about the 5 lug pick up, then Im not sure. :)
     
  14. May 10, 2008 at 10:01 AM
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    Trying to find the best way to level the truck (3" front lift), would 5100's and and a 1" diff drop, be the best way to go for my 2005 D-Cab Prerunner. Any ideas? and what about Steel 3" Strut Spacer would they effect the suspension geometry.
     
  15. May 10, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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    "If you have a PreRunner then you have no CV's and a diff drop is not necessary."
    Does this mean I only need a spacer or 5100's for my prerunner.
     
  16. May 10, 2008 at 10:19 AM
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    +1. put them on the 2nd or 3rd notch.
     
  17. May 10, 2008 at 2:42 PM
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    You do not need a diff drop as you are not a 4x4. Yes, a lift would affect your suspension geometry. You will loose caster. Total Chaos, Camburg, and I think Icon make UCA's that return your caster to near factory. :) Also, 5100 adjustable shocks are no different than adding preload spacers to your current strut assembly. The only advantage is you get better shocks. :)
     
  18. May 10, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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    Keep reading. T/C is the way to go. :D
     
  19. May 10, 2008 at 10:32 PM
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    What are the UCA's?
     
  20. May 10, 2008 at 10:38 PM
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