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Leveling kit suggestions needed

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by basilhayden, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Apr 24, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    basilhayden

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    I have a 2010 Tacoma Off Road that is stock at this time. I am considering having it leveled or possibly an inch of lift in the rear and the front leveled out. I don't want to do anything to change the geometry or function of the truck. What would you guys suggest? Thanks
     
  2. Apr 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    Which geometry are you referring to?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Suspension geometry
     
  5. Apr 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    It is impossible to lift or level without changing that.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Sorry, I worded it wrong. I should have said that I want to make minimal changes so that I don't have to make any extra changes. Forgive me for not knowing the proper terminology or methodology, as I really don't have much knowledge about this type stuff. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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  9. Apr 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    So, all I would need to do is put the 5100's on the front and tune them to the proper height and leave the rear alone? I won't need any extra add on's or whatever to compensate for any changes? Thanks
     
  10. Apr 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    The 5100s have 4 different height settings; stock, 0.85", 1.75", and 2.5". Some people experience alignment issues at the 2.5" setting, keep them below that and you should be just fine.
     
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    5100's! Just like everyone else said. They're awesome shocks, not to expensive and will level it right out. Just be careful.....you're going to want new coils, then uca, then tires, then wheels, etc.
     
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    5100's are a nice ride. I run them with Eibach coils and they provide a great ride. Slightly stiffer than stock. The Eibach springs lift the front end 1.6" . This should put you very close to level.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    Has anyone mentioned 5100's yet?
     
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    After reading 3454695094580 posts recommending the 5100s I have but 1 question. How do you adjust the height setting once installed? Dumb question, but thanks
     
  16. Jun 15, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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    5100's all on fours
    Or you can get this for the 5100's

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    Another question, possibly a dumb one, after installing these shocks and going to I dunno, the 1.75 in setting, would I need to do a alignment on my front????
     
  18. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    what is that? so I would get the 5100s and whatever this is and they would work together?
     
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    Yes, you would get them from www.Toyteclifts.com They sell them lone or with the 5100's.
     
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