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Considering lifting my truck, have questions!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cdavi060, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mar 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    cdavi060

    cdavi060 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2001 Tacoma double cab 4x4 and will be in need of new tires soon so figured now is the best time, if any, to consider a lift. I have been looking at getting Bilstein 5100s set at 2.5 and had some questions.

    First, I understand the front can use different notches to raise the truck, but what raises the rear? Will it require a shackle or add-a-leaf? Can I use stock springs up front with the new shocks? Secondly, I wanted to know what it would look like lifted with the stock wheels and either (275/70/16) or (265/75/16) size tires on it. Does anyone happen to have photos? Any and all help is appreciated. I have done quite a bit of searching, and these are the questions I have left.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    use the search button up there ^. it has millions of answers to everyone of your questions. simple answers, if you lift the front more than a little over an inch, yes you will have to do shocks, springs or both in the back. as for the wheels, and tires, that's your opinion. . . . .like i said, search, millions of answers and pics.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    cdavi060

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    Can I use the stock springs with the Bilstein 5100s and what should I use to keep the rear the same height? And yes I know it is my opinion, which is why I am requesting photos.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    davidpick

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    yes, you can use stock springs with the bilstein 5100s. to keep the rear the same height, do nothing. 5100s in the rear provide no lift.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    cdavi060

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    david, thanks, okay, and if I use the stock springs on the 2.5in lift notch on the front 5100s, I will need to get 2.5in shackles or add-a-leafs to even out the rear correct?
     
  6. Mar 21, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    CHPTR11

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    It seems most people who run the 5100 @ 2.5 run a 1.5" AAL or new leaf pack in the rear.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    cdavi060

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    any pics of this lift on stock wheels/tires?
     
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