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Coil spacer leveling kit vs 5100s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rrtaco, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    I've been looking for a way to level my truck, and be able to fit larger tires. I've ordered a 2.5 daystar leveling kit, but the more I look around the more I see 5100s. I'm considering sending back the daystar and order the 5100s. I was just wondering if anyone has the daystar, and if they like it, or not. If anyone has the 5100s and how they like those....


    Thanks Colt
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Just a heads up, spacers are not the greatest type of lift. THey will make the ride harsh and are not good for offroading in any way. I would highly recommend the 5100s. They will give you some lift and a great ride.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Thanks man, Im planing on doing some off roading so I think the 5100s would be a good choice too. Do you know how much the 5100s set on 2.5 will affect the ride, if at all?
    Thanks for the help
     
  4. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    I personally donot but I would not set them at 2.5 unless you have a lift in the rear (AAL or block). Unless you like the look of the front being slightly higher
     
  5. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Ya I'm planing on the AAL, then some bigger tires...
     
  6. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    Then that is a perfect set up. Downsouth motordports is giving all TW member a discount on Billy 5100's for both front and rear. All 4 shocks for $388 I belive
     
  7. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    I have the 2.5 Daystar kit and I've had no problems. I do hear a lot of negative things from guys on here talking about how bad spacers are, and I agree IF YOU OFFROAD. However I have a PreRunner and I do not so its cool with me. Also no ride difference to me at all. No vibes or steering wheel play. And for the $100 I paid for it as to the look I got I think its well worth it than spending 250 on some billies.

    BTW the Daystar kit is not a coil spacer. Its a top plate :thumbsup:
     
  8. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Oh nice! Ill deff get them from there, that's a good price.

    Thanks for the help
     
  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    No problem. And yes spacers are fine if you don't offroad! thats why i wanted to see what his goals were. In fact if anyone wants my spacers they will be up for sale soon
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Ya when I first looked at leveling my truck I liked the spacer look. But once I found out there bad for off roading that's when I decided to go with billies.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    Yes totally agree Spacers+Offroad= BAD!! Its common sense really. lol
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Haha ya I actually would love to keep my spacers ($100 vs prob 1K eventually) but offroading does not agree
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    i have the 3" RevTek lift and it feels fine with slight-to-moderate off roading in sandy beaches.
     
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    I just got 5100s installed on my 07 Tundra...Love them so far for on road. I will test the off road this weekend. It leveled out my truck. I am sure they are the same for the Taco. Spacer lift will be stiff as it compresses the coil. For $388...get the 5100s, you'll be much happier.
     
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    On ebay DSM has em for $299 Free shipping. (Front and back)

    So I wander what the TacomaWorld discount is??
     
  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    I was way off originally. That is the PM sonny sent me a bit ago


     
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    I went with 4 wheel parts $357 shipped.... Bilstien makes shocks then they make shocks they discount to places.... like toyota for example and we all know there shit.... Not saying Down south is selling crap, but most every manufacture makes the same part at different specs.. ie John deere... Look at a mower at home depot, then go to a real dealer... night and day quality
    Kohler.... crap that doesent meet spec? they sell it under the name sterling and discount it... the list goes on, but they all do it... When I asked Bilstien if they cut corners on the discounted shocks and they had no comment... for me peice of mind was worth 50 bucks
     
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    Dont the 3" lifts void the warranty?
     
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