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bilstein front end lift questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2KTacoPr3runn3r, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    2KTacoPr3runn3r

    2KTacoPr3runn3r [OP] Well-Known Member

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    im looking to upgrade to a set of bilstein 5100's set at 2.5". ive been reading some stuff on them and some guys are complaining about leaking cv boots or replacing the axles. do i need to worry about any of that? my truck is 2wd so all those axles do are spin they dont supply any power and ive heard you only need the diff drop if youre over 3 inches.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    luvmywifestaco

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    You do not have front axles if you're only 2 wheel drive. So, in kind, you do not have CV boots either. But you may want to consider the diff drop. But I would like some pictures of the progress.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    2KTacoPr3runn3r

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    okay. why the diff drop if i dont have four wheel drive tho?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    luvmywifestaco

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    Just checking to see if you're paying attention.


    Then again.... why all the questions if you know you only have 2 wheel drive?
     
  5. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    2KTacoPr3runn3r

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    well i know a little about a little lol but not too much about the components of the 4wd compared to the 2wd
     
  6. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    luvmywifestaco

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    When you get to be my age.... you'll know a little about a lot.:D

    All the things you were asking do not pertain to your application.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    2KTacoPr3runn3r

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    good its goin to save me a lot of money. thanks for your help
     
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