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Bilstein lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zshred199, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    zshred199

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    Can I run bilstein 5100's with 3" setup with rear add a leafs and then run a body lift to get a total of 5.5-6" inches?
     
  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    Methods, Red Labels, and other bro stuff.
    if 5100's are at 0" lift...then probably...but avoid the body lift and spacer idea and do it right.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    JBear

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    2" suspension lift with King Coilovers up front. Standard Bilsteins on rear with a Fabtech 1.5" AAL. Leer 100XL Shell.
    body lifts are for noobs...
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    Wrong. 5100's CAN be used for 0" and up to 2.5" of lift. There's a little clip that moves up and down the shock body to preload the factory spring and set ride height.

    You can also get eibach springs and set the 5100's at 0 and obtain 3" of lift. Its a very economical setup and performs great and by no means a "wrong" lift.

    You are right about the body lift part though.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    ilove_taco_ma

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    nothing, all stock expect got a OE replacement air filter K&N.
    does a 1'' body lift be as bad just to get tire clearance?
     
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