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confused about suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dunkhi, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Jan 13, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    dunkhi

    dunkhi [OP] CSULB socal

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    i have the ivan stewart and no one from toyota has a clue wat there talking about.

    i want to get a 3 inch lift with med coils in front and rear aals.

    i know my tacoma is about 2 inches taller then the normal ones.

    im not sure if its cause it naturally came taller cause the body? or its becuase they already added a suspension/body lift to it.

    they didnt say anything about it so im not sure..

    im kinda a noob about suspension so if anyone could tell me how i could find out that would be great.

    and i have 5100's pretty sure their not the adjustable kind.:der:
     
  2. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Post up some pics of your front shocks, and rear springs (near the axel).
     
  3. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    k i will tommorw
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    so im pretty sure i dont have a lift, but my tacomas a couple inches taller then normal tacomas.

    i might have the adujustable 2 inch 5100's

    can anyone help me out?
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    Yep, that's the adjustable 5100s and it looks like they're set on the 1.75" setting. That's why your front is taller than normal Tacomas
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    ok thanks. so getting the toytec 3 inch lift wouldnt conflict with anything?

    and it would install fine?
     
  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    the shocks you have can be adjusted to 2.5" as they are. If you get the OME 3" springs, you would have to have the shocks adjusted down to the lowest setting.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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  9. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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  10. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    ya those are wayy to expensive tho.

    i guess ill just find out how to raise it the full 2.5 inches in front and 1 inch in the back. and slip on some 33's after my 31's wear out.

    save me money and add about 3 inch lift.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    set at 2.5 will fit 33's with a little trimming
     
  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    from the pictures does it look likek their all the way adjusted?
     
  13. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    It looks to me like it's set at 1.75", so you have one more step up - 2.5"...
     
  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    yeah that
     
  15. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    +1 agreed
     
  16. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    ok well thanks for the help guys!

    but i have 1 more question

    do u think its better to get coil overs and get the toytect

    or adjust to 2.5 in the front and to 1 inch the back and get 33' to raise another 2 inches over time?
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    You'll get a better ride with the coilovers for sure, but I can't tell you how rough your ride will be with the 5100s set at 2.5". I've heard it's kinda rough, but don't know that personally.

    Something else to keep in mind is that if you go over 2", you'll need new UCAs to be able to get the alignment to spec. With the factory UCAs, you'll get pretty damned close, just not spec. There is widely varying reports here on TW as to the side effects of not replacing the UCAs - from nothing, to uneven tire wear, to jacked ball joints. Just something to keep in mind...
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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    ok well i'll set them to 2.5 and test it out for a while i will keep you updated to.

    do i just jack it up and turn it to 2.5?
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:51 PM
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    Remember if you go adjusting your suspension like that you are going to need an alignment.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:01 PM
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    waht do u mean?
     
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