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bilstein 5100 with a two inch leveling kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ClemsonTRD12, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    ClemsonTRD12

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    I already have what I believe is a 2 inch leveling kit on my tacoma (it sits a little higher in the front than the stock rear) its a kit off of ebay i got for around 50 bucks and cant remember how big it is. I was wanting some input on adding 5100s to my leveling kit to get more lift and maybe set them on the .85 or 1.75inch setting. My goal is to fit 285/75-16 bfg km2s without having to trim plastic and putting .5 inch wheel spacers to keep them off the uca. Anybody done this or any suggestions?
     
  2. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Stacking lifts is a bad idea.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Either take off the spacers and set the 5100's to 2.5, or get lift coils for 3", but dont put spacers and the 5100s. You'll wear out your suspension and lose all travel.

    If you want higher than 3", you'll have to go into dropped bracket lift territory
     
  4. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    I get that Chris but 5100's at .85 plus a 2 inch top spacer should be fine. Still under 3 inches total. I guess I don't see the difference between 1.6 inches from a spacer or from a coil. I would think overall though the OP would be better off removing the spacer and setting the shock at 2.5 on his stock coil and adding a half inch top plate spacer. BTW your dogs are cute.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    Well spacer lifts are junk to begin with.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    This is correct. And thanks :)
     
  7. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    Ya I'm not debating that. Just trying to give the OP some options.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Your welcome. Can you clarify this statement for me?
    " I guess I don't see the difference between 1.6 inches from a spacer or from a coil." ---- in combination with 5100's at .85
     
  9. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Well....Your useing a top plate spacer and a preloaded spring. Ball joints are going to be stressed, but this mostly is going to be due to the top plate spacer.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    I got ya! Whoever put the first pair of Eibach's with 5100's at .85 found the sweet spot. Was that first done on here?
     
  11. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    Thanks for the responses I assumed it would be a bad idea stacking lifts or trying to get more than three inches with no drop. I may just stick with what i have and try to tuck 285/75-16 KM2s because thats all im wanting to accomplish. A buddy of mine has the same tires on his double cab with a 3 inch kit and had to do no trimming of plastic only rubs his uca which can be fixed with half inch wheel spacers.
     
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