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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kauaibuilt, Jun 4, 2011.

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What to buy next?

Poll closed Jul 4, 2011.
  1. Eibachs

    11.8%
  2. LR UCA

    58.8%
  3. Built Right UCA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Other

    29.4%
  1. Jun 4, 2011 at 11:54 PM
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    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt [OP] U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    Current set-up: 5100 front @ 1.25 w/ stock coils, TSB rear.

    Just ordered: 1.5" AAL and 5100 rear.

    Current use: mall crawler until I finish school next year then planning on group runs and possibly getting back into hunting (I live with a vegetarian so.....).

    What next?
    - Eibachs
    - LR UCA
    - Built Right UCA
    - Other

    Leaning towards Eibachs since most seem to get pretty good alignment #'s but still a little worried about it. Not gonna do hard corps off roading where TC's or Camburgs Uniballs would be of much benefit. Possibly planning on plate bumper/winch but that wont be for a few years from now.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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    BMOC

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    are you lifting the front up to 2.5? get some uca's if you do :)
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    beerking

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    I'm assuming that since you ordered the AAL you'll be lifting the front more to level it out. If that's the case and you'll just adjust the 5100's then I'd go with LR UCA's to keep your alignment intact. The Eibach's would be a great way to level out the additional height from the AAL, though. But if you can only do one I'd go with UCA's.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:37 AM
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    Tepidy

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  5. Jun 5, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt [OP] U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    I want to do the eibachs but like you said, i'll just adjust the 5100s. A little worried about alignment if I dont do the UCAs.

    Tepidy - I saw the GB. Got until the end of the month to make a decision between UCAs. Not too many reviews out there about the Desert Products UCAs so a little wary about going with them. There area a few reviews about built right but apparently also some QA type issues too.

    TOO MANY DAMN OPTIONS!!!!
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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    Tarheelz2350

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    Hey Kauai. I'm getting my 5100's tomorrow. I've already got the rear leaf TSB done. Did the 1.25 setting on the front 5100's level your truck out?

    By the way good lookin truck.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Get the LR UCA, I've been running them for over a year and I love them. Plus they are a lot cheaper price wise but not in quality!
     
  8. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt [OP] U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    Thanks! I never did measurements before and after but it looked pretty close to perfectly level w/ TSB's and front 5100s @ 1.25 w/ stock coils.

    Problem Im having is that its at a wierd height where I either have to tip toe and slide my ass in while ducking or jump into the cab far enough that my ass clears the seat.

    I figure that with another 1-1.5" I should be able to go in head first (without diving across the seats) and not worry about hitting my head.

    Best excuse I could find for lifting her that little extra bit! :D
     
  9. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    Do you still have the step bars on your truck?

    I've got them on mine and my wife has a little trouble getting in even with the steps. I'm 5' 10" and don't have any problems but she's 5 even. So I may have to set them to stock to make sure she can get in and out with no problems.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt [OP] U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    Still have the bars but only use them for accessing the roof rack (whe nI had a rack). Wife uses them for getting into the truck.

    Dunno - I just keep hitting my head on the door jamb whenever getting in. Figured if I finish off the 2.5" lift then that 'll give me a little extra headroom when getting into the truck (I realize the door opening isnt getting bigger).
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:13 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    I'd get the control arms first, this way, when you lift more, you're all set to do the alignment properly.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Did Toyota do your tsb? Or did it already have it when you got the truck?
     
  13. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt [OP] U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    Got em done after I bought the truck.
     
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