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Bilstein/Eibach

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AdamSD, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Oct 27, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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    AdamSD

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    So i just ordered a set of Bilstein 5100's and the toytec/Eibach springs. Im debating whether to set the struts at "0" or ".85". If you have pictures of your trucks with either of these setting it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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    This is my truck just after install of 5100 and eibach set at 0. I have since gone to camburgs!
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  3. Oct 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    Okay thanks, how level did your truck sit?
     
  4. Oct 27, 2014 at 6:59 PM
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    It would have leveled it perfectly. I also installed a 1.5AAL at that time.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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    Okay perfect, and what size tires are you running in that picture.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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    No problem! 265/75/16 duratrac's
     
  7. Oct 31, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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    Did your truck have the rear TSB at the time of adding the Eibach/5100 combo up front? My 2015 Sport has the 4 leaf pack, so I am thinking the Eibach/5100 combo set at .85 will level it. Am I wrong
     
  8. Oct 31, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    I am from Canada so I think we automatically get the "tsb "4 leaf pack. I added a 5th.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2015 at 3:50 AM
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    Same set up I'm about to go with. 5100s @ .85 with Eibach 112620 springs should get me 2.5" up front. In the rear, I'm going with the TAC-AL to get 1.5" to 2" in the rear on top of a TSB AAL. So all and all, I should be sitting level with 2" to 2.5" of lift. Top it off with 285/75/16 sneakers.

    Love to see more pics and I'll post my results once I have completed the install.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2015 at 6:15 AM
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    Here is my Eibachs and 5100 at.85 w 2" Toytec AAL in rear with 285/75/16

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  11. Apr 13, 2015 at 6:26 AM
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  12. Apr 13, 2015 at 7:13 AM
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    ^^^ This is the one pic I have been looking for for some time now! ^^^

    Your truck has just the look and stance I'm going for Schleygo. How you like that set up? Any problems clearing the 285s? I can't wait to get lift installed! Thanks for the post!
     
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    How's that ride quality, I have the 5100's and 883's, set at 0, been debating on how the ride would be if I bumped my clips to .85, sweet stance on your truck.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2015 at 5:15 PM
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    I lost the soft factory ride for sure. It has stiffened up the ride but after it broke in after 3000miles or so, it got better.

    I also have light racing UCAs help with the alignment. I drove around for about 500miles lifted without the UCAs, it was on roller skates. I definitely recommend getting UCAs so the alignment is within spec..
     
  15. Apr 13, 2015 at 6:32 PM
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    I've noticed so many varying sets of wheel gaps on this set up depending on the truck.

    I've seen people run the 5100 @ 0 and barely look lifted, others run 0 and look lifted and the picture above @ 0.85 looks more like a 3" lift. I just got my 5100s from DSM today and have the Eibachs on backorder from ToyTec. I'm planning on going @ 0.85 in hopes my ARB will drop me down enough I don't need UCAs. It appears that needing them is largely truck dependent. I'm hoping to get away without them, but will most likely drop to the 0 setting before I go UCA at this point.

    If I wanted to go the UCA route, I would have gone full OME, but at nearly $1,000 more than the Eibach / 5100 / AAL route, it wasn't practical for me at the moment.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2015 at 7:26 PM
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    Alright! I finally got around to getting my lift put in over the weekend. About 6 hrs total of knuckle busting, but I couldn't be happier with how she looks. I also snagged a set of 5100s for the rear. The ride quality is great and I love the stance. Here she be:

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    ^ 39" in the rear and 38" in the front :)
     

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