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Bilsteins - 1.75 or 2.5" - Yes I have searched.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Black Sheep, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Black Sheep

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    Ok. I just got my Duratracs and Bilsteins today.:D Now the question that I have is where to set them at. Yes, I have done the searching and have found people have gone both ways. What I want to see is what is the majority? What, if any, is any problem or issue setting them at 2.5"? Will it ride level at 2.5" or will it be closer at 1.75". After the TSB, I was about 3 1/4" inches higher in the back. But, I know it will settle a little. I want to stay away from any kind of rubbing at all. The Duratracs look so much larger. I do not want to have to trim anything.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    What size tire did you buy again?
     
  3. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    I got the LT265-75-16 Duratracs
     
  4. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    with the TSB and the Billes set at 2.5 you should sit about level. Otherwise, without TSB 1.5"...
     
  5. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    With 265/75/16's 2.5 will look funny IMO to much lift for that tire size.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    Oh, and with 265s you won't rub...you might have to take off your mud flaps but thats about it.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    dude I have a 3" lift with 265s and it looks fine...
     
  8. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    I hope I don't have to take the mud flaps off.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    Well that's just me then Because I thought my truck looked goofy with a 3" lift and 265's. I just went wheelin with a guy that had 265x75x16's sitting on stock suspension and it looked fine I think if he had a 3" lift it just wouldn't look right. But that's just me
     
  10. Feb 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    To the OP's original question:

    Suggest 1.75

    Least chance of alignment or cv angle issues

    Least chance of looking "ass down"

    Good likelihood of clearing your 265/75R16 tires even with mudflaps still on.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Anyone else?
     
  12. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    1.75, 2.5 will look nose high
     
  13. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    I went 2.5 and I have the same tires, same size.
     
  14. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    If you do some well placed trimming you won't have to, but they will rub if you leave them unmodified.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    I have mine at 1.75 with the TSB done and after settling of both it looks like a slightly lifted stock rake. Im thinking of getting some eibachs and putting my billies at .85 and getting 2.5 in the front to level it out and get a better ride than putting the billies at 2.5.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    I have 2.5 with TSB and 265/70/70. Truck is level (even after 20k) HOWEVER if you have heavy loads in your bed frequently the nose will be high. eg, i had a snowmobile in the back and it was nose high. Nothing crazy but noticeable.

    I tow frequently too and it's not a problem.

    edit: if you have heavy payloads frequently go 1.75. snowmobile weighed 500
     
  18. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    I have an eibach spring with 5100's set at zero, it is about 1.6 inches and just the tsb in the rear. I say, it sits perfectly level and rides smooth and corners great. I had to remove the mad flaps though but no rubbing at all. I have 265/17/70 tires on, it looks good with my set up. If your going with 2.5, then I suggest to go with 285's.
     
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    I set mine at 1.75" but since I haul a trailer often I need to bring up the rear or drop the billies down to .85" It's currently pretty close to level.
     
  20. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Good thread. I had the same question. It looks like I'm going 1.75 for now.
     
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