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eibach springs vs. stock springs on billys

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1 loud trd, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Jan 13, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    1 loud trd

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    I'm installing a lift in my 2005 DC Tacoma and I'm using 5100's to achieve the front lift. I'm just wondering whether it's better to go with the eibach springs @ .85 or the stock springs @ 2.5?? What are the advantages/disadvantages for either one, I'd really appreciate some insight on this, thanks guys!
     
  2. Jan 13, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Eibach coils. 5100's all around. AAL. WickedFlow
    Can't get into the technical stuff, cause I really don't know... But I have the eibachs with 5100's at .85. The ride is great and I'm completely happy with how it turned out.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    I was under the impression you should only use the 5100's set at 0" if you're running aftermarket coils.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/40469-lifting-your-truck-things-you-need-know.html

    "Bilstien 5100's http://www.bilsteinus.com/leveling/ARTICLE.pdf
    This is a great affordable lift kit. These replacement shocks are great to add a few inches to the front of your Tacoma, it is adjustable and have a slightly better valving system than the stock shocks that come with the Tacoma's. (But please take note NO One recommends it to be used in conjunction with after market coils) This may result in damage of your suspension components.
    Adjustment heights
    1 - 0"
    2 - 0.85"
    3 - 1.75"
    4 - 2.5"
     
  4. Jan 13, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    the stock springs will sag after a while like mine did. the eibachs actually are a stiffer of a spring so they wont sag as easily i have eibachs now but mine are at 0
     
  5. Jan 13, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    with the eibachs you can use 0 or .85 just no higher of a setting
     
  6. Jan 13, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Ah, good to know. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    no problem i was looking for it when i bought mine
     
  8. Jan 13, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Thanks for the comments guys. I think I'm going to use the stock coils for now and set the billys @ 2.5. I could use the money that the eibachs would've cost me to buy some wheel spacers...I'll just save until the stock springs go bad and then maybe some CO's! :rolleyes: Thanks again!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    I would do it right the frist time. I went with a AAL for my rear and they sagged within 4 months and now I'm doing it the way I should of "new leaf pack"
     
  10. Jan 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Were you hauling a lot of weight? Where did you get your AAL? I got mine from toytec...it's the 2" b/c my truck doesn't have the TSB leafs. I don't haul anything with my truck and I don't plan on doing any hardcore off-roading.
     
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