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Lifting question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dirtytaco2010, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    dirtytaco2010

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    Not to sound dumb cuz I know theres a hundred threads but im confused. Will the Bilstein 5100's alone give me the 1-2.5'' lift? Or are they used with a coil over lift? Can I use them front and rear? Is there another cost efficient option?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    senor taco

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    Yes you can use your stock coils with the 5100's. You can have 5100's for the rear but, they alone wont add any lift. you will need an add a leaf or block.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    so basically the shock gives lift the block keeps it up? and for the front the coil obviosly creates the front end lift? New to building
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    that sr5 decal is crip by the way
     
  5. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    WTF is "crip" LOL...sorry not following the "slang" I guess.
    To clarify the "block" is for the rear only. It is inserted between your axle and the bottom of the leaf spring thus pushing the body of the truck higher in the air. which creates the lift. The rear 5100 shock will not lift your rear end.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Thanks Blood:cool:
     
  7. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    crip is "sweet" "sick" otherwise meaning cool in santa cruz CA yeah ive gotten that reaction about everywhere else ive even been in the world i figured since senor taco was from monterey he'd get it. ha.

    well thanks for the info guys really clarified things im getting on it this week thx
     
  8. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    The 5100 front shock was designed as a "leveling" shock to reduce or eliminate the factory built-in rake (low nose). It is specifically designed to do this with the stock coil springs. Check out the attached document, it explains it all.

    The rear 5100s are just a regular shock that pairs with the rate/valving of the front shocks and provides additional length (travel) to work with lifts up to 3" I believe. But to lift the rear, you need to do an AAL (add-a leaf), block (not recommended), or new leafpack.

    Have you read the lift FAQ yet? this will help you get your head around things a bit better:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/11282-tacoma-lift-faq-guide-read.html
     

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  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    haha, never heard it used that way before. sounds like something my buddy Octavio would say.(he is from SC)
     
  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    thx scocar ill check that thread ive seen so many not sure if i saw this one yet or not..
     
  11. Sep 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Springs provide lift. Shocks provide dampening. In the case of the Front 5100s the shock simply moves the lower spring seat to a higher location on the shock body to provide lift. For the rear, the shock and the spring work independently. So you need a block, shackle, or AAL to provide lift for the rear.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    what is the highest you can set the billies without causing issues? I will never go off road with it, so is a 1 inch block okay in the back? Downsouth obviously sells these sets. But besides the shocks what else is needed?
     
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