1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Just ordered my 5100's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco76087, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Mar 20, 2010 at 8:51 PM
    #1
    Taco76087

    Taco76087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Member:
    #29458
    Messages:
    4,028
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Weatherford,Texas
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma prerunner TRD SR5
    Rockford Fosgate p2 10'', Q-Logic Enclosure, JVC KD-PDR30 Ipod Connection, Rockford p200.2 Amp, Clear Corners, KING Coilovers, Rancho Rear shocks FJ TRD Trail Teams Wheels with 285/75/16 Duratracs
    Just ordered my Billy 5100's from DSMS. Can't wait to get them. What setting is usually level with the back? My rear sits about an 1" higher from the Top of the tire to the fenderwell.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2010 at 12:16 AM
    #2
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    I just put on 5100's on the front about 3 hours ago....:cool:

    DSC01316(1).jpg
    Web DSC01315.jpg
    Web DSC01306.jpg
     
  3. Mar 21, 2010 at 12:27 AM
    #3
    only_K

    only_K 1st Gen. Pride

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Member:
    #26257
    Messages:
    500
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Turlock, CA
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma PreRunner
    K&N drop in filter, Magnaflow Exhaust, Billet grille. All 4 Bilstien 5100s. Fronts set at 2.5". Rear 2" AAL.
    im still waiting on mine...
     
  4. Mar 21, 2010 at 12:42 AM
    #4
    t33gee

    t33gee aka Tg

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Member:
    #13956
    Messages:
    250
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Riverside, CA
    Vehicle:
    03 prerunner
    k and n CAI, magnaflow exhaust, NOS
    those set as high as they go?
     
  5. Mar 21, 2010 at 8:43 AM
    #5
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    No, theres one more setting I could go to get an extra inch......:cool:
     
  6. Mar 21, 2010 at 8:58 AM
    #6
    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Member:
    #25166
    Messages:
    2,072
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road 4x4
    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    1st gens have 3 settings. If you're not planning on lifting the back, the middle 1.75" setting would sit the most level, 0" would keep the rake, and 2.5" would give you the bro look. The higher you go, the harsher the ride. I've heard 5100's are comfortable up to 1.75" and that at 2.5", you start to feel the difference.

    I've had mine 2nd gen 5100's at 0" and 0.85". I couldn't feel the difference between the two. I got the rest of my 2.75" lift with coils and top plate spacers. Mine rides as good as the stock TRD Off Road suspension (which was quite nice).
     
  7. Mar 21, 2010 at 9:27 AM
    #7
    Taco76087

    Taco76087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Member:
    #29458
    Messages:
    4,028
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Weatherford,Texas
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma prerunner TRD SR5
    Rockford Fosgate p2 10'', Q-Logic Enclosure, JVC KD-PDR30 Ipod Connection, Rockford p200.2 Amp, Clear Corners, KING Coilovers, Rancho Rear shocks FJ TRD Trail Teams Wheels with 285/75/16 Duratracs
    @ 4WD looks great.

    @BIRDTRD thanks for the info.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2010 at 3:39 PM
    #8
    Taco76087

    Taco76087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Member:
    #29458
    Messages:
    4,028
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Weatherford,Texas
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma prerunner TRD SR5
    Rockford Fosgate p2 10'', Q-Logic Enclosure, JVC KD-PDR30 Ipod Connection, Rockford p200.2 Amp, Clear Corners, KING Coilovers, Rancho Rear shocks FJ TRD Trail Teams Wheels with 285/75/16 Duratracs
    They are being shipped today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Mar 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM
    #9
    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Member:
    #6720
    Messages:
    1,413
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Vernon, NJ
    Vehicle:
    03 2500 Dodge Ram
    Cat-Back, weather techs, ipod and sisuis Old 04 Taco: 5100s At all 4 corners set at 2.5", Toyotec AAL, Gibson cat-back, Deck plate mod, 20% Tint on fronts, 10" Kicker Comp sub, Sirius radio, Bud Built Skid, Pro Comp 8069 Wheels
    Nice. Mine shipped on saturday i cant wait to get them installed
     
  10. Mar 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM
    #10
    david7268

    david7268 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Member:
    #14537
    Messages:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB 4x4 TRDSport
    NONE.....yet!

    Looks good, but why does the rear look so low? Bad leafs?
     
  11. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM
    #11
    mtucker

    mtucker Tacoma addict

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Member:
    #20610
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Escondido, CA.
    Vehicle:
    03 Prerunner DC
    Replaced chrome badges with Sockmonkey black badges, painted billet grill black, K&N cold air intake, my corner light turn signal circuit, Speedfreek traction bars, RAAMaudio BXT/Ensolite, Stereo: Kenwood KIV-701 USB/Bluetooth deck, 10" Pioneer shallow sub behind the rear seat, Infinity 6822cf 6x8 front and rear doors, Fosgate P400-2 (sub), US Acoustics USX-4065 (four main speakers)
    If you don't want to raise the rear, I would stick with the 1" setting. 2.5" is going to make your front noticeably higher than the rear.

    Downsouthmotorsports said the average 1st gen 5100 lift (since you are a 1st gen and in the 1st gen section) with the three settings is 0", 1", and 2.5". The 1" setting gave me just a tad under 1". They say average since they don't know how tired your front springs are. Not sure if you are installing the 5100s yourself, but don't be alarmed if you put them on and your truck looks jacked up in the front. I had a 1.75" lift going until I drove it around the block. Then it settled to about 1".

    Matt
     
  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:18 AM
    #12
    Taco76087

    Taco76087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Member:
    #29458
    Messages:
    4,028
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Weatherford,Texas
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma prerunner TRD SR5
    Rockford Fosgate p2 10'', Q-Logic Enclosure, JVC KD-PDR30 Ipod Connection, Rockford p200.2 Amp, Clear Corners, KING Coilovers, Rancho Rear shocks FJ TRD Trail Teams Wheels with 285/75/16 Duratracs
    Yeah that's all I need is about an 1'' to be level I think. Good to know, about it settling, I know 2.5'' will be way to much, until I decide whether or not to lift the rear. Will my 265/70/16 look goofy with 2.5'' in the front and say 1.5'' in the back?
     
To Top