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How many miles for Eibachs to settle?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lundy, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    I recently did the Billie/Eibach setup with the icon AAL. The front doesn't seem to have settled yet. Just the rear and now I think I'm sitting a little front high (at least a 1/2" based on my measurement). I'm contemplating lowering the front down now. I have about 500 miles on this setup. How long did most others take to settle? Just want to get an idea before I lower the front.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    how are you thinking about lowering the front?

    it varies from person to person. Wheeling them and flexing them helps :D
     
  3. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    Do you have the billies @ .85 ?
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Yeah they are at .85, I'm thinking about dropping them to zero and maybe adding a 1/4" spacers... Or 1/2" driver side and 1/4" passenger side. I'll give it a few hundred more miles
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    did you lift the rear with 1.5" or 2" aal?
     
  6. Nov 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    After looking at it I have the Icon 3-pak with the overload left on w/ no TSB (2" from what I've read) and my front is Eibach/Billie @.85 but it has the 1/2" spacer to make it 3" in the front. I figured 3/2 would be level with just a little rake. I might switch the 1/2" spacers to a 1/4" or maybe take the spacer out completely and see where it sits.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Take out the spacers or set the billies to 0
     
  8. Dec 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    How hard is it to take the spacer out? Is it possible to do so just taking the top 3 mounting nuts off? Or will I have to take the whole strut assembly out?
     
  9. Dec 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    Pretty much take the whole thing out. Post pics!
     
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    They'll settle a bit over time like all suspension components but you won't see any drastic changes in a couple hundred miles. The first few miles of hitting bumps in the road may settle them in a bit, beyond that they're not really going to settle much more unless you're really flexing them constantly.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    Did you do the install yourself? I can help with the removal & replacement if you need help.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    Of the truck? Or the process? Here's the truck
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    looks good, i would leave as is, personally lol, but thats just me. But whatever floats ur boat
     
  14. Dec 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    solution- mail me the eibach's!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Dec 1, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    I like the stance too but I feel like it's just a little nose high. Although I am contemplating taking the overload leaf off and the 1/2" spacers (3/4" of lift according to Toytec?) at the same time. If it came down 3/4" in the front and a 1/2" in the back it would be about right. I'm just a little upset about having the lift for less than 1000 miles and the front diff bearing already needs to be replaced. Gonna try to warranty it through Toyota. Hopefully the lift doesn't keep them from doing so. Kinda why I want to lower it down a little bit.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    I don't see a high nose in those pics, It looks good. If you want to lower the front end a little you could get one of Eric's (Relentless Fabrication) bumpers. If you lower the front will the tires rub?
     
  17. Dec 2, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    It was more so just on the passenger side so I have a 1/2" spacer on the drivers side and a 1/4" spacer on the passenger side now. Now to go to Toyota to get the diff bearing replaced... I hope
     
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