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How does this lift sound? Opinions please

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by haddix, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Sep 8, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    haddix

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    I think I pretty much know what I want just want some opinions. For the front Im going to go with Eibach coils with bilstein shocks. For the rear Im going with 8 leaf Alcan springs and bilstein 5125. Im looking to get 255/85 also. How does this setup sound? How much lift you think I will get? Just dont want to waste my $. I would buy coilovers if I could find them used. Also if anyone is running this set up post pics.

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-9...acoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html

    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=121&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  2. Sep 8, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    Konaborne

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  3. Sep 8, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    great setup! and the front coils will be a little high as said previously, youll be pleased with the ride has
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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  5. Sep 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Yeah ill get the diff drop too. Had it on my old runner too. How do you think the ride will be with this setup? This is going on my DD so there is alot of pavement miles to think about. I had SAW's on my 4runner and I loved the ride of those but dont wanna drop a grand right now on front coilovers.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    Bought the Alcans today they should be in sometime this week. Im still deciding on the front suspension and Im looking for 255/85 for sale. There extremely hard to find used. If I cant find anything soon ill just buy new Ive already got e few quotes on Km2's.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    How would bilstein 5125 10" in the back flex? Just want to make sure they wont be to short. I have alcan custom 8 leaf springs.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Anyone?
     
  9. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    How much lift will that pack give you? I'm running 10" shocks on about 4" of lift but they are custom mounted
     
  10. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    the 5150's are way longer than the normal shocks, even the 10"- you'll get good flex.

    If you still got questions about em try give DSM a call, theyll hook you up with the right ones
     
  11. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    It is supposed to give me 5'' but they are used so im guessing less but have no clue really. Id be going with 5125's not 5150. Found a set for sale and will buy them if they are long enough. What would be the recommended length?
     
  12. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    crap. misread that. sorry-
    I'm serious though, give DSM a call, theyll help you out

    any of the 5125's should be long enough
     
  13. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    Yeah I had actually meant to call today but forgot. Ill call tomorrow. ALso found some allpro coilovers. Are these rebuildable? You think they will be able to lift my front end enough to make it close to level with the alcans?
     
  14. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    a 5" in the back is going to give you a slight rake no matter what the lift (unless you get a DB lift)

    but if you have the money for the coilovers, go for it
     
  15. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    DB lift is out of the question. I like a slight rake so as long as it isn't terribly high in the ass end ill be happy.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Ended up going with SAW coilovers for the front. Only
    Need the rear shocks now. Should I get 10" or 12" rear bilsteins? The alcans are supposed to be 5" but used so I'm expecting closer to 4. I'm thinking I'm gonna go with 10" but not 100% sure. Opinions?
     
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