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blistein 5100's or skyjacker lift kit????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by isaak, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    isaak

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    hey guys i got a 97 stock taco with 4 blown shocks, i and found a 3" skyjacker lift kit with- 2 struts/AAL/2 shocks for $430...... ORRR should i get 4 blis 5100's and buy an AAL for close to the same price? new to the taco world and wanted to know whats a better bang for the buck?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Many will recommend the 5100's. I have Skjacker and think its a fine product.

    $343.14 w/ free shipping i believe. Call Greg (888) 251-4252 tell him Jeff sent you.

    edit: at $343 it does not come with the rear shocks.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Nice, hows the stiffness with your ride?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    You might need more then an AAL with a 97 your leaf packs are mostly likely shot.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    its not stiff, just rides like a truck should.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    added link to kit in my first post
     
  7. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    haha, yeah my truck has 220k on it and it feels like she is gonna flip over every time i turn. Luckily every cyl on my 3.4 has over 150 psi.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    i normally would suggest the 5100s but recently there have been quite a few people with only 20-30k on the 5100s and say the truck rides like a covered wagon but that with them set at the highest setting. im sure if you set them at stock setting it might be a little better. i have no info on the skyjacker though.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    If you want the full 3" lift the Skyjacker does not compress the spring to make for a more harsh ride, the actual strut is longer to gain the lift and you still get a nice ride.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    cool thanks, guess skyjacker is the winner then huh. And doesnt an AAL help save the worn out leaf pack?
     
  11. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    AAL will help but will be a short term band aid. If your serious about the Skyjacker kit, give Greg a call.
     
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