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bilstein 5100's ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danmckennat, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Apr 16, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    danmckennat

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    well just got my tsb done on my leaf springs today. now i am thinking about getting the 5100 adjustable shocks for the front. what is a good height to set them at? has anybody experienced any problems or vibrations with these shocks? also would like to see some pictures of the tsb done with the 5100s on the front. thinking about just doing this for a small lift.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Simon2150

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  3. Apr 16, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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  4. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    getting there....
    you can set the 5100's at 1.75, and you should be pretty level, even after it settles just a bit, you'd probably be more so.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    so do i need new uca's? was thinking about maybe setting them at 1.75
     
  6. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    getting there....
    they arent required.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    I have them set at 2.5 and I do not have aftermarket UCAs yet. I am getting them soon. However, I don't believe you need them. I have no vibrations or anything abnormal whatsoever. My alignment is perfect.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    I was running 5100's @ 2.5" with no prob and with out new uca's my truck sat level, and had no problems.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    Oh, here's a picture of how 2.5 and 1.75 sits with the TSB:


    2.5:
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    1.75:
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  10. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    ya what that other guy sai is completley wrong

    you NEED new uca's at 3" or more

    why not just go all the way to 2.5"?
     
  11. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    hey thanks alot guys this information is really helpful, i have had nothing but smart ass remarks from the guys at tacomaterritory. so as long as i dont go above 3 inches i am safe without having to get new uca's?
     
  12. Apr 16, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    A few guys on here have actually run a 3 inch lift without replacing the UCA and haven't had problems. They did replace the UCA eventually though.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    This is my truck with the 5100's at 1.75 and the leaf spring TSB. Notice the step bars in relation to where the street meets the grass. It's pretty level. The rear was actually .5 higher. I know all trucks are different, but I think you might be a little nose high with the 2.5 setting. Also keep in mind if you go this route, the Toyota springs arent that heavy duty, so when you fill up or put some weight in the back, you might sit a little nose high. I wouldnt recommend the truck sit perfectly level....good luck

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    do you think i need axle shims or Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Drop Kit ?
     
  16. Apr 17, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    i kinda doubt it, as you shouldnt have many vibes at all. if it does happen tho......the carrier bearing spacer kit is the first thing i'd try, but you likely shouldnt have any vibes.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    what size tires and wheels are you running?
    also what name brands?
    third, what offset and backspacing on your wheels??

    im at 2.5" w/tc ucas, too rough. with 1.5" toytec blocks with 5100's all around. rear tsb done as well. 06 access cab prerunner v6.

    i want to lower it to 1.75 or .85 even maybe. i have already thought long about this.

    what size tires and wheels should i go with?
    right now im running mm 20x9 w/ 275/55/20 nitto tg.

    i would like to change to either 16" or 17" aftermarket wheels.

    what size, offset and backspacing will i need?? tire sizes as well. i prefer all terrain tires, no muds.

    i like the look of a NEGATIVE offset, not a 0 or oem offset.

    anyone with suggestions??
     
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    What size tires are you running on this truck?
     
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    what i s tsb and UCA?? kinda new to this...
     
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