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bilstein/eibach lift question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by radcat692000, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Jan 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    radcat692000

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    Is it still necessary to add a 1/4 top plate spacer when installing a new lift???.... i know most, if not all, tacomas have the (lean) but installing a new suspension lift should get rid of that correct??
     
  2. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    OME 884x with 1/4" drivers side spacer, rear tsb with wheelers 1.5" progressive aal
    No you'll need the spacer. The driver side is heavier than the passenger side creating that "taco lean"
     
  3. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    thanks man...dang!! how in the heck is the front driver side heavier than the passenger,,,esp when a new suspension is added??? where is the extra weight comming from?? making this thing lean??
     
  4. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    gas tank on one side. driver on the same side. battery on the same side.:cool:
     
  5. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    ok,,,just checking...thanks for the info brothers...
     
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    I installed the top plate spacer on mine. The lean is still there but a lot less noticeable. Just have to learn to live with it.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    another question,,,how necessary are the shims when adding a lift.. (rear)
     
  8. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    Lol...Okay you just took advice from guys who don't have this lift.


    I do...and i have no spacer and no taco lean.

    You don't need the spacer.

    And by shims im assuming you mean the new bushings? Id highly recommend you get new ones. They are cheap and you might as well get new ones now while its all apart.

    Or what do you mean by shims??


    These are the ppl you should be asking :rolleyes:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/176037-bilstein-5100-eibach-gallery.html

    We have compiled lots of info on this lift.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    I am running this setup and I did need the spacer.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    wow really? Your the first i have ever heard say that.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Yeah I got bilsteins on all four corners with eibach coils in the front and dakar packs for the rear. Even with the all new suspension I was still leaning pretty bad :(
     
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    Odd man. I never really had in the first place tho...and now i definitely don't have it with my Eibachs and Wheelers 6 pack..strange man. In that link i posted above i am pretty sure none of those guys needed on either.
     
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    I guess my tacoma got shafted hahaha
     
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    FWIW I have eibachs and I DO have a very noticable driver side lean. I guess some trucks are just different than others. OP, I say install it w/o a top spacer first and let the suspension settle for a few weeks to see if you get the lean. Then just order up the spacer if you do.... It's not to hard to install since it just goes on top. :notsure:

    As for shims, I think he means these:

    I don't really have experience with them so I couldn't help..... I've got 4" lift leafsprings and I have no shims.....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ah..shims...aka..Blocks..=cheap shit rear lift that kills your leafs and make ride worse.


    If you can't do it right. Don't do it at all.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Hmm.... I have billies in the front with a 1/4 inch spacer. I have read numerous threads saying use the spacer to get rid of the
    Lean. (which it did)
     
  17. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    no, the shims are not blocks. My Taco is all OEM as far as the leafs and it has those shims pictured above.

    They are there to correct the pinion angle:

    http://www.tacomahq.com/303/tacoma-rear-axle-shims/
     
  18. Jan 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    Im with ttran on needing the spacers too, i have a pretty noticable lean when on flat ground im just to poor to buy the damn spacer right now :eek:
     
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    LOL... U just gave advice about shims being a rear lift block,,,,,,,
     
  20. Jan 22, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Tacomx,,,you got it correct,,,thats what i was asking about and thank you sir for your info...
     
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