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Bilsteins lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by albbak, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Aug 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    albbak

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    I just bought the bilsteins 5100's for all four corners for my stock '05 Tacoma
    Just curious what's the best height to put them at without having other issues with wearing out parts and alignment issues. Probably discussed before but I'm too lazy to search lol. Btw I'm running 265/70-17
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aug 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    Konaborne

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    only the front's provide lift, so if you want to level out the truck set them at the middle setting-

    but that's only if you want a level truck. otherwise, leave them at 0
     
  3. Aug 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Pugga

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    You're right, this has been covered many times... As mentioned above, only the fronts provide lift. You can set them where ever you want. At the highest setting you might need new UCA's to keep your alignment within spec. Other than that, measure the difference between the hub and the fender as it sits stock, then decide how much higher you want the front to sit. If you're not too lazy to measure that is... :p
     
  4. Aug 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    I plan on doing the aal to the back. They said they will adjust the back to what ever height I choose to do the front. I'd like a bit of height but don't want to get into replacing other parts that will wear out prematurely
     
  5. Aug 26, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    I'd stick with 1.75". I did that, got the rear TSB and now the rear is about 1" higher. I love it. I originally thought 2" wouldn't make much of a difference but it looks and feels differently. It's a great modest lift.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Anytime you lift a vehicle you run the risk of things wearing prematurely or vibrating, etc. If you want it to run, ride and wear like a stock vehicle, leave it stock. Ok, don't with the disclaimer, 1.75 and under for the fronts shouldn't give you any issues. Some people are fine even at the 2.5 setting but if you're playing it safe, lower is better.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    I put 5100's front and rear. front @1.75 and rear spring tsb. No problems with alignment and road great. The pics are before and after. I have since added eibachs, 3/4" spacer driver/s and 1/2 passenger/s. Great combo!

    bone stock.jpg
    5100's@1.75 and rear tsb.jpg
     
  8. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    I think ill go with the 1.75" lift I just hope my tires are big enough:)
    Thanks for your responses. Does anyone have pics with this setup?
     
  9. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Being lazy never got anyone anywhere... this is probably the most discussed topic on TW, well maybe except for 2012 tacoma updates... Hey did you all see there is leaked photoz of teh 2012??!?!
     
  10. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    Ya and it looks like crap!
     
  11. Aug 26, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    ??? look above your last post.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    My bad lol. I'm responding using my phone. Lol. I'll stop being lazy when I get on my laptop:)
     
  13. Aug 26, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    I'll fallow suite:anonymous:
     
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