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EIBACH PRO-TRUCK LIFT KIT (STAGE 1) FOR 16+ TACOMA REVIEW

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by androofoo, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    androofoo

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    I recently installed the Eibach Pro-Truck Lift Kit on my 2018 Tacoma paired with the OME Dakar HD leafs and I am loving this setup! The ride quality is improved even with my 400 lbs static weight in the bed. Best thing is that I didn't have to use my UCA and I still got 2.75" of front lift with proper caster setting. So in summary...
    • Achieve up to 3″ front lift
    • 2.5″ rear lift with OME HD Dakar leaf springs (not AAL)
    • No UCA required; alignment within OEM spec
    • Great alternative to the popular Bilstein 5100
    • Less than $600 for full kit
    I did a full review of the kit and install process here: https://thetrailhunters.com/reviews/eibach-pro-truck-lift-kit-stage-1-for-16-tacoma-review/

    The picture below is without the leaf installed. I will update thread with my OME HD Dakar leafs.

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  2. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Yes.
    I'm going to be installing mine soon.

    How is the ride? I've heard these are valved progressive vs digressive on the 5100's.

    ETA - I love the wheels you have. Reminds me of slipstreams from my old Honda days :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Appreciate this! Thank you
     
  4. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    Would you mind sending me the contact info used for the Eibach folks? I'm debating between the 5100 setup vs this one. Awesome write up too btw!
     
  5. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    I’m intrigued. I will definitely be looking into this; thank you!
     
  7. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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  8. Feb 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    good review, however oem alignment spec is not what you want. Also UCA's are definitely recommended anything over 2". Caster target for a lift is ~4 degrees.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    nothing yet ;(
    where did you get the full kit for less than 600??
     
  10. Feb 21, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    Oh. Can you please explain how OEM-spec alignment is not what I want?
     
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  11. Feb 21, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    Wheeler's Off Road has then for $595.
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    I'm a car enthusiast as well so I know exactly what you're talking about. These are actually JDM wheels ;)
     
  13. Feb 21, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    nothing yet ;(
    thanks!
     
  14. Feb 21, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Yes.
    You didn't answer my question about the ride quality :spy:
     
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    These do ride a bit soft. The handling is not as great as the Bilstein digressive, but handling is controlled by the sway bar anyways so I'd much rather have the plush feel while having better small/large bump performance.
     
  16. Feb 21, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    Interested to see how this is after a few thousand miles
     
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    you want to get caster somewhere between 3-4 degrees. This will make tracking much better and give you clearance(between the rear of the wheel and the fender) that you will want. The rest will be oem spec. In order to get the 3-4 degrees caster aftermarket uca's will be needed. Also aftermarket UCA's have more articulation than stock.
     
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    Yes.
    Good deal. I was looking for a soft(er) ride anyway considering I do 80mi a day commute.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    Yeah just over $1k. Leafs were just as expensive as the coil kit.
     
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