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Final questions before new lift purchase.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by creedler, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jul 25, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    creedler

    creedler [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After many hours of reading build threads and the suspension section of TW I believe that I'm ready to ditch the spacer lift and purchase a new lift from Toytec. Please let me know if I'm missing anything or you think I should choose a slightly different route.

    Truck Specs: 2010 Taco extended cab SR5 4wd. Here is a link to the current Fat Bob spacer lift I now have installed now.

    http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/_toy...d-2005-2011-6-lug-p2147.aspx?ShowReviews=True

    New Suspension/questions:

    Bilstein 5100's front and rear. I'm planning on keeping the fat bobs aal in the rear. Since the aal only provides 2 in. of lift is it safe to go with the 5100's opposed to the 5150s for the rear?

    Toytec/Eibach front coils.

    Light racing uca's.

    Front 1/4 spacer to fix driver side lean.

    Will I need/ should I purchase a new diff drop? I was planning on using the one currently installed.

    Since I already have the aal in the rear with the u bolts there is no need to purchase new u bolts from Toytec correct?

    Thanks in advance for all of the help. I know this question/ similar questions are asked all the time. I would just like some reassurance before I pull the trigger on the lift today. And of course i will post pictures after it is installed. However installation may take longer that usual. I don't have a lot of experience and I'm going to try and do it myself :)

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  2. Jul 25, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    5100 will be fine. they accomadate for 3 icnhes of lift. your current diff drop should be fine with the new lift, dont see a reason why you would need a new one. no you dont need new u botls, you should replace them when swapping out a leaf pack or add a new leaf. good luck with install.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    wat?
    rear 5100s are supposed to accommodate up to 2" of rear lift, but there have been a rash of people lately that have used them offroading w/ a 2" AAL and overextended the shocks and broke them.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    Read this thread about 5100's... they are not good to 3" of lift.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/167652-busted-my-5100-a.html
     
  5. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    I don't know anything about the 5150's. I would assume they are a slightly longer shock? Would they provide a stiffer ride? I drive on the road 90% of the time with some light wheeling.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the person to talk to would be the folks at DownSouth Motorsports. they are a vendor here. they know all there is to know about this stuff. they can do custom valving on certain products as well.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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  8. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    So I just spoke with Marko from DSM. He suggest that I run slightly longer 5100's that are used in the RCD lift kit. Are the 5100's not all the same height? I think I will also go with the Desert Product UCA's from DSM but stick with the eibach coils and 1/4 spacer from toytec for the front.
     
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