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front end lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 95 taco, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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    95 taco

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    i have 3.5 inch lift spindles in the front and i need about 2 inches more lift and i was reading a sticky about swapping the front springs and shocks.
    are there any problems with doing that? ive searched and searched but didnt find a whole lot of info so i dont know if im using the wrong terms or what.
    the spindles only added about 2-2.5 inches. so im not looking to go insanely tall just enough to fit some more rubber without rub.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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    Buy 5100s and set them to 2.5 or 5100s at the "0" setting with OME 885s. Should get you about 6" lift.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    is there a difference in 5 and 6 lug springs?
     
  4. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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    Didn't realize you were a first gen. Disregard my post
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    the same concept applies to first gens though, you can get the bilstein 5100's that are adjustable ride height and you will be able to get up to 2.5 inches out of them. you can also get OME lift springs (as stated above) or Eibach 3" lift springs

    if you want to go cheap (not reccomended at all) you can get a spacer that fits on top of the coil/shock assembly for lift. they range up to 3" of lift. i have a 2.5" spacer and i hate it. the ride is terrible so i would suggest the above options
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    True, but he has a 5 lug. So you can still put 5100s on 5 lug Tacoma's right?
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    ooooh yea i forgot about that. well with the spindle lift, he has the right amount of travel and the shock length will fit. the only thing im not sure of is if the mounting hardware stuff is the same.

    OP, if you could take some detailed pics of the bottom and top shock mounts, i can tell you if it looks like mine. also you could search TW for answers or start a new thread asking the question
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    ok. from what ive read ill do major trimming before i put a spacer lift.
    ill look on OME and down south motorsports websites and look at cost.
    thanks for the help.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    major trimming? what do you need to trim?
     
  10. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    the chrome bumper and the plastic part under it needs to move a inch or so so it doesnt rub at full lock, and behind the front tire it rubs but, i think i can get a heat gun and shape the plastic
     
  11. Jun 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    well the whole idea of the spacer is so you dont rub. it gives you more tire clearance.

    now if you have oversived tires, then yes you will have to trim shit. what tire size you goin?
     
  12. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    16 inch rims with p215/70r15 on them, this is what the front looks like

    misc pics 2.0 013.jpg
     
  13. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    yea so if you get a spacer, like stated before, it will give you more clearance so you shouldnt have to trim much, if anything.

    but like i said before, i wouldnt recommend getting a spacer. i know your 15 and 5100's are probably a good chunk of change but its worth it
     
  14. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    after summmer vacation ill try to find another part time job and get some 5100's and some 5125's for the rear. i dont really understand how the ride height adjustable works i thought shocks couldnt provide lift?
     
  15. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    cool man. and its not really the shock that provides lift. im not entirely sure how the 5100's work but from what i am to understand, the metal piece that the spring sits on is moved up, therefore provididng lift
     
  16. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    The 5100's are adjustable because they have a ring on the bottom of the shock, that holds the metal piece that the coils sit on, that can be moved up and down the shock body to move the truck up and down. Its really simple once you see how it works. and i know it looks flimsy but its proven strong.
     
  17. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    will the 5100's work on a 5 lug?

    from downsouth motorsports

    Hello,

    No, currently Bilstein is not offering any ride height adjustable 5100
    shocks for the 5 lug Tacoma. Unfortunately, your options for any
    aftermarket accessories are very limited for that vehicle, short of
    going full blown long travel. Let us know if we can help you with
    anything else...

    Thank you,
    -Marco @ DSM
     
  18. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    sorry i didnt see youre request for pics. i'll try to get some tonight or tomorrow
     
  19. Jun 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    got the pics. they arent verry good. i couldnt see how the top of the shock mounts so these are of the bottom. all the pics are drivers side.

    front end on my truck 002.jpg
    front end on my truck 004.jpg
    front end on my truck 005.jpg
    front end on my truck 007.jpg
     
  20. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    oh yea there not the same at all. heres mine (there is supposed to be a bolt running through the bottom of the shock obviously)

    IMG_0431_7441c5989e4142e7f8c772647e7f8b8c2cba53f6.jpg
    IMG_0434_c7bea3eeea4679e081a3c3fe5254ca7fd88d095c.jpg
     

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