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Lifted front 2.5 inch Bilstein 5100 series

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ssjostrom1980, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Sep 18, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    ssjostrom1980

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    I have put a K&N Air intake, 1500 series bilstein shocks set at 2.5, with a procomp add a leaf to the rear springs giving 1.5 inch lift to the rear. Kenwood Excelon Deck with USB Port 4.0 V Pre Outs! Infinty Ref 4 channel amp for mids and highs Infinity Kappa Perfect component 6.5 in the front and kicker 6.5 two way in the rear. Alpine mono amp for 2 kicker 10 inch competition Subs in a custom Tacoma box. Gold Plated battery Terminals. BFG All Terrain 31's.
    I lifted the front suspension by setting bilestiens 5100 series at 2.5. I didnt however lower the front differential. After driving about 6 months I notice that there is a lot of grease that has oozed out from the axel boots. So I ordered the front lowering kit. I am going to lower the front differential 1 inch. Do you think I need to replace my front axels now or just regrease them?
     
  2. Sep 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    probably just a cv boot that needs to be replaced. have you noticed any vibes?
     
  3. Sep 18, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    I have put a K&N Air intake, 1500 series bilstein shocks set at 2.5, with a procomp add a leaf to the rear springs giving 1.5 inch lift to the rear. Kenwood Excelon Deck with USB Port 4.0 V Pre Outs! Infinty Ref 4 channel amp for mids and highs Infinity Kappa Perfect component 6.5 in the front and kicker 6.5 two way in the rear. Alpine mono amp for 2 kicker 10 inch competition Subs in a custom Tacoma box. Gold Plated battery Terminals. BFG All Terrain 31's.
    Not really I think it feels alright. Just worried about all the grease I saw. My friend seems to think I need to replace the axels.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    How many miles on the truck, got any pic's of the cv boots?
     
  5. Sep 18, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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  6. Sep 18, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    I have put a K&N Air intake, 1500 series bilstein shocks set at 2.5, with a procomp add a leaf to the rear springs giving 1.5 inch lift to the rear. Kenwood Excelon Deck with USB Port 4.0 V Pre Outs! Infinty Ref 4 channel amp for mids and highs Infinity Kappa Perfect component 6.5 in the front and kicker 6.5 two way in the rear. Alpine mono amp for 2 kicker 10 inch competition Subs in a custom Tacoma box. Gold Plated battery Terminals. BFG All Terrain 31's.
    140,000 miles on the truck. No I dont have any pics right now I can get some later though.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    probably dont need to replace the whole cv half shafts its most likely just the boots have ripped due to the increased angle. if the cvs were bad you would get high speed vibes
     
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    Maybe. Or they might just fail. There isn't that much grease in there and they are rotating all the time. It depends on how long and how much.

    OP, in all likelihood you are looking at needing to replace your axle that has a torn boot.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    So I decided on just replacing the axels they are only 100.00 after you give them the core. Anyone done this before? Is it a tough job?
     
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