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Help me with my 5100 set up

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ThaCarter, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Apr 14, 2020 at 4:55 PM
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    ThaCarter

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    So I just bought my new 2018 TRD off-road and it came with a 5100 lift kit already on it.

    I have done my research and found that these shocks have different setting for lift height. I believe my truck is at 2.5 lift height with a small block in the rear.

    I believe I want to take it down to the 1.75 lift height based on what I have read. I am adding pictures for you guys to confirm that my conclusions are correct.

    What all goes in doing this? If I had a shop do it, what would I expect to pay? Can they simply remove the real block and set the shocks to 1.75 and that’s it? Will the truck still sit level? Thanks

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  2. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    It looks like your front shocks are on the highest setting. The shop would have to remove the front shocks and put them in a spring compressor to move the clip down. The block in the rear looks like a 1 inch block. I would guess a shop would charge you $200-$300 to do both. The truck looks good as it is. Go up to a larger tire and roll with it.
     
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    Thanks for the help! I think I will get a better ride out of the 1.75 and was wanting to stay with the 265 and preserve the mpg and power.
     
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    Dropping to the lower notches help the ride soften a bit. 2.5" on Billy 51s is kinda harsh for some folks.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    So if I had the shop bring them down to 1.75 and remove the block, would the truck still sit nice and level?
     
  7. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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    It should be close. If the front is at 2.5 inches now, you would be going down 3/4 of an inch in the front and 1 inch in the rear.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    Okay that helps. So would the shop only adjust the front shocks to 1.75, not the rest? Are the rear adjustable?
     
  9. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    The height looks good as it is. Just bump the tire size to 265/75, which fits the stock height.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    The rear shocks are not adjustable. They would just remove the blocks. Looks like you have aftermarket ubolts. There may not be enough threads to tighten them after the block is removed. You might need some OEM ubolts.
     
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  11. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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    Okay awesome, seems simple enough. The ride is a little stiff. Curious how much difference there will be after the adjustment.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    If you like the height but not the stiff ride, you could buy some OME lift coils. I have the 887s on my 5100s and I think it rides great. Contact @HeadStrong Off-Road, they will hook you up.
     

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