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Installing Bilstein 5100's, OME Dakar Leaf, and OME 888 springs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SteenosMT, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Aug 7, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    SteenosMT

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    From what I've read if you leave the Bilstein 5100's on the bottom setting you should get about 2.75 out of the front and 2 inches from the rear. My question is.

    Does anyone have any pictures of their similar lift and if I wanted to get 3 inches out of the front and level it out in the rear does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks. Looking forward to getting this lift installed.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Smitty doesn't have 5100s, he has the Bilstein 6112 / 5160 combo.

    I have 5100s but on 885 springs and a 3 leaf Progressive AAL
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    What exactly is the question here? Also do you really think you'll notice that 1/4" difference? Hint: The answer is no.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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    smitty99

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    I don't recommend 5100s because I have read too much feedback that they ride harsh/stiff but they will work for a budget lift and some people like them just fine. I do not know the specs on the 5100s so I recommend searching the Suspension Subforum to find answers to your questions and to get feedback on it. A ton of people run 5100s, they are probably the cheapest lift you can run without doing the 'taboo' "spacer lift" ...we won't go there...

    What makes you feel that you need or desire 3" of lift? Do you understand the impacts of costs and wear & tear on your vehicle that a 3" lift can bring vs. a 2" lift?

    I recommend a 2" lift maximum. Note that if you go over 2" you're going to need to buy new upper control arms if you want to be able to keep alignment numbers somewhere in the normal range and not have the truck drive like shit on the highway (darting around with extremely sensitive steering) because of your caster being out of whack. Also you're going to need to research getting the East Coast Gear Supply (ECGS) Bushing to replace your factory needle bearing which is a 2 to 3 hour job if you have the knowledge and tools otherwise a $300 to $400 job with parts and materials. You'll likely want to do this when you install the lift as if you do not, the truck starts vibrating like hell, you're going to need to tear the front driver side suspension all back off (or pay someone the labor) to install the ECGS Bushing to fix your vibes.

    See link in my sig below for 6112/5160 write up. A great option for these trucks and can be installed for maybe $2,000 parts & labor depending on labor quotes. You might save $500 or so if you do it yourself.

    Also see my sig below for a couple links explaining the Needle bearing/ECGS bushing replacement.
     
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  6. Aug 7, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    I just want to fit 285/70/17's
     
  7. Aug 7, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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  8. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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  9. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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  10. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    So what are my options then?
     
  11. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    Do some reading in the suspension forum. These types of questions are asked every day and are beaten to death. Gotta use the search function man! You know it gets tough to answer these questions because they get asked so frequently and you have to type the SAME stuff over and over. That's really why using the search function is your best friend!:thumbsup:
     
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    I've bought this lift. I'm not trying to fit 285's on stock setup.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    Point being it's not about lift, it's about wheel and offset.
     
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  16. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    You have to be ready to CHOP and TRIM if you want to run 285s. end of story
     
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    Leer 100xr shell. STMaxx 255/85. HeadStrong 5100 kit with 3leaf AAL. Clazzio matched seat covers.
    5100s, Headstrong 3AAL. Middle setting, got 3.4 all around. Has settled to 2 7/8 all around.FullSizeRender.jpg
     
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    this^^^ I did it and had to trim the front wheel well as well
    as some of the plastic (closest to the door).
     
  19. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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    3 leaf Progressive AAL? It's good for 1.5". .....maybe 2" if you leave the Overload in from what i recall
     
  20. Aug 7, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    Yep, left mine in and got 2 inches in the rear.
    20170722_131302.jpg
     

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