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Bilstien 5100's getting installed in the front, I want the full 2.5, what else?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Reklaw31, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Reklaw31

    Reklaw31 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I'm pitting 5100's in the front and want the full 2.5" , will I need anything to get the rear up level with that? Or anything else to prevent drive probs?
     
  2. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    1.5" will level the back
     
  3. Sep 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

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    I have mine set at 2.5 and TSB rear springs and am only slightly 'bro' :cool:
     
  4. Sep 18, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    mine are set at 2.5 with wheelers 2" aal after it settled its almost perfect slight rake but i like that much better that being nose high
     
  5. Sep 18, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    TnShooter

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    With 2.5" in front it is recommended you drop the front differential.
    What this does is it brings the front differential down (about 1") and
    takes some of the stress of the front CV's (and for some cures vibrations after lift). The kit runs about $30 from Toytec, Wheelers ect...

    If you have the TSB rear spings the 1.5" AAL should bring you level.
    If you have stock rear springs the 2" AAL bring it level.

    So how do you know if you have the TSB springs?

    EASY, count the number or leaf springs, you will have 3 or 4.
    If you have 3, then you do NOT have the TSB springs.
    If you have 4 you DO have the TSB springs.

    3 = STOCK
    4 = TSB Rear Springs.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    jdmdcfan

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    I just installed my 5100's and set them at 2.5 with a 2'' toytec aal. I didnt have the tsb. almost level, just a slight rake and stance like factory but higher all together. I'm very happy. maybe some 285's will make me happier. :D
     
  7. Sep 18, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    1.5" AAL has me level. Caster will probably be off @ 2.5" but nothing major and easy to deal with. Also doesn't contribute to tire wear anyway.
     
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