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Bilstein 5100s @ 2.5" vs. ToyTec 3"

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MadeInMaine, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Jun 9, 2010 at 3:28 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    So..... I NEED YOUR HELP

    I need some knowledge on lifts and suspension... mine is all beginner and amateur.

    I am going to do 1 of 2 things for a lift....

    1)
    5100s in front @ 2.5", rear 5100 with 2.5" AAL

    2)
    ToyTec 3" coil lift in front, rear 2.5" AAL

    I am looking more for look, than performance.
    I will be using this as every day driver, camping trips (light off roading), and definitely muddin'.... but no rock crawling.

    I just don't know about which is better, which causes more problems, which rides smoother. I am most worried about future problems from stress....

    Can you help me out fellas?
    Give me the goods!

    Thanks

    Cheers
     
  2. Jun 9, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    tim920

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  3. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    For option 1: Do you really want that much rake? My billy's are set at 1.75 and I was level before I got my TSB rear leafs.

    I think most people just get a 1.5" AAL to level with the billy's at 2.5.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    I would have gone with the toytec coilovers as they use the 5100's (I think).. Also gives you more flexability.. As you can adjust yourself.. I have 5100's on now @ 1.75.. I want to raise to 2.5.. Gotta take the springs into the shop as I don't have a spring compressor..
     
  5. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    I think you can rent a coil compressor.... not sure. May save you some time and money...
     
  6. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    you can rent a coil compressor at autozone
     
  7. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    The first lift I did to my truck was the 5100's on all 4 corners. I had the the fronts @2.5" and then I had the TSB done with the Toytech 1.5" aal. I liked the way it drove. A little stiff in the front (compared to stock). The only thing I didn't like was the rake of the truck (ass end hi @ 1")

    But because I had the billys up front, I got the Toytech C/O's for the 5100"s.. I LOVE this set up. Rides a lot smoother.. And it now sites level.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2010 at 2:00 AM
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    UCAs? If so, which one, if not, how's the alignment?
     
  9. Jun 12, 2010 at 2:16 AM
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    I got the Light Racing one's. Toytech had a special on them a couple months ago and I went for it. The alignment is @ spec for the truck. No pulling or wonder at all.

    I'm sure you have read that at 3' you need to swap out the UCA's for some aftermarket one's?
     
  10. Sep 25, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    I ended up doing Bilstein 5100s all around... 2.5 in front
    and ToyTec AAL 2" in rear... but I think it ended up more like 2.5 in rear, which I was very happy with!
     
  11. Sep 25, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    do you have pictures
     
  12. Sep 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    I will post some tomorrow or monday
     
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