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Got ?'s before installing my lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Buzzbubby, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    So my 5100's should be arriving before the weekend.:amen: Hope to do the install over the weekend. What I will be doing is 5100's on all 4 and setting the fronts at 1.75 and from what I hear is that the rear billies will give me a 1" in the rear. Then she’s gonna also get a new pair of shoes, 265/70-17 on my stock sport rims. Now what my question is that my 07 does not qualify for the TSB. Been to two dealers in the area and they both load tested it. I have a 3 pack in the rear now. With all this said, with the fronts set at 1.75 in the front and the extra 1" I am supposed to gain in the rear, will I need to do anything else to the rear of the truck like aal(what size) or blocks?:notsure: Please feel free to visit my pic’s. I don’t want to come up short on parts if I need something in the rear. Im sure someone has had this issue and wondering if they could give me some feedback. (and fast just incase I have to order to get by weekend):D Thanks a lot and will post some pic’s if all comes out right.

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  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    You will need an AAL. You can do a block but a lot of people do not like them. I have one on the rear of mine and has been good so far.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    wat?
    the rear billies provide no lift. they accommodate for up to 2", but do not give any.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    So I guess I should just plan on getting a aal and having it on standby if I need it.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    wat?
    if you want the rear highed you're going to have to do something. AAL would ride better than the blocks. you can get a 1.5" AAL for fairly cheap, just make sure you get one that has the anti-friction pads installed
     
  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Really I just want it to level it out.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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  8. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    wat?
    measure the rake you have now and set the front accouringly. should be about .85 if you do nothing to lift the rear. the 5100's in the rear will still ride better
     
  9. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    If you are trying to just level your truck out then you dont need to lift the rear at all.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    Well what I ment to say is level it out with the 1.75 that im going to set the front at.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Like Jhodge said, measure the front and rear, see what the difference is. If I remember correctly you need to lift the front 2" to level it out. I could be wrong.
     
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    You are doing exactly what i am planing on doing. Great question. Just leveling it out.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    I was going to go to the 2.5" setting, but was reading on here that is is more of a rough ride. Most seem to set at 1.75. So I will get my aal ordered first thing in the morning. Thanks Jhodge83 for the link and thanks to the rest for your input
     
  15. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    no prob man....that's why some of us are here...haha
     
  16. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Two questions: I will also be installing front only 5100's soon...how do you
    measure the rake?

    Secondly, I have read about guys doing a 1.75 lift on the front and having it
    level the truck and the same with the .85 setting, once again with doing the
    front only without any modification to the rear at all. Would the decision then be based on the rake for your individual truck, as they are all somewhat different? I am trying to arrive at some sort of consensus....
     
  17. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    wat?
    i think the 1.75" levels the truck after the rear suspension has been completed.

    measure from the center of the center cap to the bottom of the center of the flare...if u get me. subtract the front from the rear measurements and that will be the rake and what you'd have to lift the front to sit level

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  18. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Thanks for the info jhodghe83....
     
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