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Installed front 5100 and rear AAL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by moondeath, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    moondeath

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    I finally put my front 5100s on about 2 weeks ago. I set them at 2.5" with rear Toytec 1.5" AAL in the rear with no TSB. My truck only has 25k miles so there isn't any suspension sag. With this setup I still have a slight rake. About a 1" difference.

    When swapping the front struts I used the method of leaving the bottom of the strut bolted while using the a jack to lower the LCA to decompress the spring. Someone on here was talking about it so I figured I would try it. I must say it was the easiest and safest way I have ever swapped a spring.

    After everything was said and done I had it aligned and I have the common issue of my caster not being within spec. I can feel it on the road when hitting bumps. Not too big of an issue for me, I might get new UCA's at some point.

    As for vibrations or anything of that nature I lucked out. No vibrations or anything at any point or any speed.

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  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Time for more meat..
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    same setup/truck as me but i had the tsb done. looks good
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Thanks. And yes, I agree. I need to get beefier tires. Its funny, when you take the tires off when your working on your truck they seem big when your rolling them around. After you put them back on after a slight lift they look so tiny .
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    What was your camber? I had nasty wear on the outside edge of my old tires post lift. I'm getting new UCA's shortly.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    for sure looks better with that lift dude
     
  8. Apr 18, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    Looks good man!
     
  9. Apr 18, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    Nice, perfect amount of lift.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Here is the numbers from the alignment.

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  11. Apr 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Very nice work. I'm about to do something similar. Nice to see the result before I take the plunge!
     
  12. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Thanks. Looks similar to mine though camber is .7 on mine.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    looks very good. I'm thinking about doing the same but was worried about losing mpgs since i drive 100 miles every day. Have you noticed any difference?
     
  14. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    What did that setup cost you? And what tires are you gonna put on?
     
  15. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    Bilsteins $180 from DSM. 1.5" AAL from Fat Bob's Garage $40. That's mine.
     
  16. Apr 21, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    Thanks. I haven't run a full tank yet, so I'm not sure if mpg changed. I wouldn't think that it would have because I haven't changed from factory tires.


    Bilsteins from DSM somewhere around $180. The Toytec AAL I think were around $70. As for tires I'm not sure yet. I wanted to get different wheels so I'll probably wait until these tires are worn out and maybe get wheels and tires at the same time. I don't want to get too big because of gas and power loss.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    Yup, exactly why I stayed at 265/75/16. Plus 16 is obviously cheaper than 17 or 18
     
  18. Apr 22, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    Thanks. No vibes at any speed. Everything runs smooth. Nice looking truck you have.
     
  19. Apr 26, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Nice addition to the height...

    Please forgive me, I am knew here. What is "TSB?"

    Thanks
     
  20. Apr 27, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    TSB means technical service bulletin. Auto manufacturers issue them when there is problems with a vehicle. In this case Toyota issued a TSB for the rear leaf spring. They will put an extra rear leaf spring on the truck for people that have issues with their rear suspension bottoming out with a load in the bed. People here refer to it because it lifts the rear of the truck when installed.
     
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