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Lift queastion confused about different lifts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rsincavage85, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    rsincavage85

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    Confused about lifts for the Tacoma,I have been searching in here for about 4 days now. First i just got an 06 Tacoma dealer replaced the rear shocks a while back. The fronts are probably worn out by now. So I am looking to to a suspension lift of around 2-3 inches to clear a 265/75 tire. Dont want to spend tons of money and dont want to go cheap either. I am confused as to the bilstien 5100 shocks. Do you just buy the shock and use with the old spring? What can go wrong? New coils would be smarter i gather already. Not sure what to do with the rear for a lift. Want to really keep the rear stance a bit higher about 1". What is a good lift besides coil overs. I plan on replacing all the shocks stiff ride doesn't bother me its a truck not a car, and this is a daily driver for me. Any help or sugestions would be appretiated.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    If you are running the 16" rim you don't need a lift to fit 265/75/16s.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    I realize that but I want to look into a moderate lift and new shocks. Truck has 49000 on it and i figure the fronts are probably just about to start to go bad. Also i noticed someone did a HID install and a write up about it, I didn't notice where they got them from, anyone know where they from. I liked the ease and plug and play.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    Yes you can use the old spring or get lift coils (OME or Eibach) and leave the 5100 at the stock setting. As long as assembly and installation are correct, you will be free of troubles. It is recommended to use an AAL (Add A Leaf) to lift the rear.
    X2
     
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    Well, you can go to DDMtuning.com or you can get in on one of slimcubby's group buys on TW for HID kits.

    5100s sound like a good fit for you, .85-1.75-2.5 lift settings on the shock.

    Where in NEPA are you?
     
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    As far away from you as possibly, for his sake....................:p


    ...........and you forgot the 0 setting..............:p
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out Francis. :eek:

    Notice though I said lift setting, of course 0 would be stock.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    OME is all i got to say. Installed it 6 months ago and could not be happier.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    nothing yet!
    you running 265's or 285's? on 16's or 17's? Thanks!
     
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    It is still a lift setting, especially if one uses lift coils. :p
     
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    Stock wheel 16's and Wilkes-Barre for me. The wheels are pitted a bit not a major concern because I thought about picking up some steel wheels back maybe in the future. Or see what I can find on ebay possibly too.
     
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    W-B? Nice, I reside in Nanticoke.

    Ben, he is only a few miles away.
     
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    The poor bastard!! For some reason I thought you were in Pitt/Ohio land. :facepalm:
     
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    damn computer stock 16's with 245's doesn't look good with those tires on like a 265 better. Besides tires are like new so wheels and tires will not be until next winter at the earliest.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    well actually in plains twp. hoping to reap the benefits of the casino one day.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    The casino and I have an understanding. Some days it will suck me dry and other it pays out.

    Much like a woman.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    ok back to suspension questions. lets say i was to buy 5100 shocks all 4 i ass-u-me. would I theoretically need to buy new coils and and would there be anything else needed to buy. Besides AAL for the rear. And would this set up cause any problems. I have read in tons of places, spacers are a bad to use. Last pick had a body lift cranked the torsion bars and rearched the leafs with a AAL installed. That was a frontier and easy and no problems with that. Why do these things need to be difficult?
     
  19. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    No coils needed. You can pre-load the stocks. If you opt to get coils, it isn't recommended to pre-load lift coils (coils that provide the lift by themselves) but some have used them on the .85 setting without issue. Depending on where you get the AAL, you will need new u-bolts. Some come with, some don't.

    AAL and 5100's are a great set-up. Many people members run this type of set-up.
     
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    You can also get a discount through toytec from TW.
    Do you have the rear TSB done? If so, most set the 5100s at 1.75 and call it a day.
     
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