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Just ordered my 5100's and have a question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    so i just ordered my bilsteins 5100's my question is, is that do you think i should replace anything else on the front end like bushings or upper control arms? and where would i order new bushings?
     
  2. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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  3. Jan 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    i dont need a diff drop kit do i? or would that also be a good idea?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    I have bilsteins set at 2.5" and didn't need a diff drop. My cv angles are perfect
     
  5. Jan 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    No, you'll be just fine ;)
     
  6. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Don't worry about UCA's.. Unless you are a hardcore wheeler. And if you are.. 2.5" Isn't much to worry about with these trucks.. I beat the shit out of mine for 2 years with 3" spacers and bilsteins after.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    it takes a fair amount of beatings but im not into wheeling, just tearin' shit up
     
  8. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    these bushings pretty cheap? and where do i find them, ebay?
     
  9. Jan 24, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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  10. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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  11. Jan 25, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    i would put a front diff drop i have a pretty good angle on the cvs then i installed the front diff drop and i could tell a big difference looking at them. also i did have vibes before i installed the diff drop and stopped after. i had the bilsteins set at 2.5
     
  12. Jan 25, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    I just got them in today, im not sure how im going to set them i dont have the tools. i was reading on a different thred for 2nd gen and someone took their shocks to midas to get them adjusted
     
  13. Jan 26, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    yea they have will probly have a nice spring compressor. or you could rent one from ur local auto parts store but you need to be very careful while doing that tho
     
  14. Jan 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    i just contacted down south motorsports which is where i bought them from and they said you can adjust these billy's just by moving the ring in the middle to the three different grooves on the sides of the shock? if this is true then why cant you just adjust them yourselves?
     
  15. Jan 26, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    yea thats all you have to do is move the perch and the little snap ring. but you have to compress the spring so that you can put the top hat that pushes down on the spring so that it can bolt down.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    You can get the bushings from your local Toyota dealer too. If you get them from toytec, they come out to be about the same price after shipping.
     
  17. Jan 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    well yes but you actually can set the shocks pretty easy, just makes it harder to put the spring in?
     
  18. Jan 26, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    i went with the energy suspension ones i am pleased
     
  19. Jan 26, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    mine came set at 2.5 it is pretty hard to compress the spring to get it to fit i had to put 4 of the hand held compressors to compress the springs enough its a crazy amount of pressure
     
  20. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    this is some pictures of the bilsteins i got, im pretty sure they are set at the highest setting (2.5") but not sure..... input would be appreciated :)

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