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lift question (bilstein 5100)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Xer0 SiN, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Dec 31, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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    Xer0 SiN

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    howzit! just sold my 2011 sti and bought a 2013 trd offroad. im new to the 4wd aspect of things, but not new to tacomas. before my subie i had a 08 xrunner, so in a way it feels good to be back in a tacoma...feels familar yet a lot different at the same time.

    back to the topic on hand, just cracked 100 miles, i want to lift it up; 3 inches. i been reading topics, searching, rereading, researching. what i want to know is a definitive answer before i take the plunge. does the bilstein kit (linked below) have everything i need to lift my truck.

    if it makes a difference my truck details: 13 access cab, trd off road, 4wd, 6spd

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  2. Dec 31, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    What's your budget ?
     
  3. Dec 31, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    honestly, about a grand. i only picked that because of the numerous things i read about the 5100s, and the negativity around spacer lifts. plus shipping to hawaii is insane. probably when its all said and done, the final price on that kit will be right about a cool 1000.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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    Lots of people running that set up with good results
     
  5. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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    so everything i need to lift my truck is in that kit already? no need for extra bushings, longer u-bolts, like how they are added in to the other 5100 kits?
     
  6. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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    I don't believe you will need longer U bolts for a single AAL install , but I'll let somebody else confirm that , I replaced my entire leaf pack so that's a different story
     
  7. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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    thanks for replying, i appreciate it.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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    :thumbsup:

    Good luck
     
  9. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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    haha! very nice. thanks again.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:25 AM
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    Just ordered it. shipping is damn near 300 dollars 9_9. hope its worth it lol.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2013 at 3:39 AM
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    You are gonna like this setup. I have the same:D. Just the right height.:cool:
     
  13. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    Their site reccomends a spacer to get a full 3" lift on a double cab. I know from reading on here that spacer lifts are no good but is the small spacer they reccomend with this kit ok or should you just skip it? Also curious on opinions which kit is better; the OME or Bilstein? They're very close in price.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    If you want to go for 3", you might as well pick up the OME. They are both great products. Bilstein is 2.5" max which is what I have. I would not add spacers IMHO over another lift.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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    im really not too sure about the spacers with this particlar lift cause im not double cab, so i didnt look too much into it. i do know the only spacer im going to add, is the one included with the lift to negate the driver side lean. cant be having any of that non sense lol. i was conflicted for a few day on whether i would get this or that. in the end i decided to just go with the 5100 lift cause from all the reviews i read about the ome kit, its an awesome kit but on the soft side, the 5100 is a little firmer.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2013 at 3:34 AM
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    Even the OME set-up recommends an extra spacer (over the taco lean spacer) to get a full 3".

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    "Add top plate spacers in drop down below for a full 3" front lift with 884 and 885 coils"
     
  17. Jan 2, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    The OP will probably get 2 3/4" lift from 885's only

    I would add the 1/4" top plates rather than the 1/2"

    884's are 10mm (3/8") shorter than 885's
     
  18. Jan 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    Yeah, I was asking more for myself because these kits look good and are about what I would like to spend. I have the DCLB.
     
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