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Bilstein adjustable 5100 with 1/2 spacer?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by joeyabisa, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    joeyabisa

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    Bilstein 5100s pushed to 2.5 up front. In rear -Triangle leaf springs with Toytec 2" AAl, Toytec shackles with 1" lift and Procomp 9000 shocks. Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers all around.
    Hi, new to Tacoma World so I hope I'm in the right place... Okay so I have a 96 Tacoma 4X4 Xtra Cab and I purchased the Toytec 3" ultimate lift kit about a month ago but haven't installed it yet. Then last week I decided to purchase the front bilstein height adustable 5100's and decided to install those instead of the spacers that came with the Toytec ultimate lift kit. My question is- (considering the 5100's only give me a 2.5" lift) Can I install the 1/2 spacers that came with the ultimate lift kit in conjunction with the 5100's to give me a full 3" lift? They're already closed so I thought I would ask on here.

    Thanks,

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  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    welcome to TW!!

    but yes you should be fine i am running the same exact thing but with a little larger spacer and everything is fine and i have been driving on it for at least 2,000 miles
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Konaborne

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    out of curiosity, why not just put on the ULK?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    IDTS....It comes with a diff drop though
     
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  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    Look at build!
    I thought the ULK was the bilstein toytec/eibach coils in a adjustable coilover setup?

    Id say to just go ahead and get the eibacj springs for your 5100's and set the 5100's at the 0" setting and you will achieve the full 3" plus a little...I wouldnt recommend mixing up lifts but its your truck.

    By chance, do you plan to offroad at all?
     
  7. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    that's what I thought too...if so then why would you go get 5100's instead..?
     
  8. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    idk thats what im trying to figure out, i guess if he has spacers he must be talking about the toytec "best seller" spacer lift
     
  9. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    I purchased the 3" ULK because it was reasonably priced but the more I looked into it it seemed better somehow to purchase the adjustable 5100's for the front end. I will install the ULK rear end stuff still. The only thing I won't be using from the ULK is the larger/lower spacer. I guess I could either return the lover spacer or sell them on ebay. Thanks for all the welcomes and answers to my question!

    ~Joey
     
  10. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Wait!! I'm sorry everyone to confuse you guys. I'm the one that's confused. I keep calling that for some reason because I kept looking at them. LOL! I don't have the ULK- I have the Toytec "Best seller 3" lift kit with spacers" It's been a long day and my brain isn't functioning properly.
     
  11. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    Gotcha, thats what i thought you were talking about when you said it was price friendly...But when i read the OP and thought it was the ULK i was like wtf for gettint he adjustables after spending that much money on coilovers lol but yea anyway go with my op and just get some eibachs if you can instead of mixing spacer annd billies, but even with the adjustible billies at 2.5 and stock spring you should still be ok lift wise front and back and be pretty even!
     
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