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Could use some advise on leveling

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sparks305, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. sparks305

    sparks305 [OP] Member

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    I've been reading many threads about lifts throughout the forums, and came across Bilstein 5100 Series - Ride Height Adjustable shocks multiple times. So my question is do I need anything else to lvl my truck out? new springs, a lowered drop diff, wheel alignment? I am very new to modifying the suspension.

    While I'm at it I figure I would also replace the back shocks with Bilstein 5100.

    Back end is 2" higher then front end, and for some reason when I measure from the highest point on the tire to the body I get different measurements from both sides (maybe the driveway is exactly level?).

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  2. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    You would only need the shocks to level out the truck. They are designed to be used with the stock springs.

    You do not need a diff drop because you have a prerunner, which does not have a front diff in the first place.

    Any time you modify the suspension you should get an alignment.

    It's not surprising you got different measurements on each side. Tacomas have a lean towards the drivers side due to the driver and fuel tank being on the same side.
     
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    5100's front and rear, fronts set at 1.75 and a front end alignment and you are good to go. You should not have any vibes. no need for cb drop, shims, or diff drop.
     
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