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lookin at gettin 5100s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rraether, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    rraether

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    Hey everyone. this may have been covered but i had to ask again. I am looking at getting 5100s all around for my tacoma. do i need to buy new coils for the front as well? or do most people just use the stock coils? Just a little confused on the situation and would appreciate some input. any and all recommendations are appreciated as well. thanks
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    Stock coils are most common.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    sweet. thanks brett. sweet rig btw
     
  4. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    Thanks, I love your airplane dolly (or tug?) wheelies hahahaha
     
  5. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    tug wheelies!!! haha those things have governers on them and still do that shit!!! so much tork.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    ^hahaha

    I used my stock coils and set the shocks at 1.75 and 1.5 aal in the rear so it still has a little rake and doesn't sag with a load. I have the eibach coils that I may install soon, haven't decided yet.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    Isn't a spacer lift kit just as good and cheaper?
     
  8. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    thats what i was lookin at doin next weekend with the aals. then after that it is 5100s. time to give myself a christmas present. haha
     
  9. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    and don't forget the taco lean spacer.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    i have the spacer lift but the ride is a little stiffer than what i want so i think i am going to take those off and slap the 5100s on there and then save for a legit 3 inch lift instead of a cheap mans lift with spacers.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    i havent heard of the taco lean spacer. enlighten me haha
     
  12. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Just installed 5100s all around at 1.75 and 1.5 aal on non tsb leafs... sits with a little rake, took me 5-6 hrs ish for me to install it in my driveway with just hand tools. The ride is amazing. Feel the small bumps a lil more but the bigger hits are smoother and more controled. Id def suggest it... and if u want to go higher later u can add coils and UCA's

    Edit: I also added the 1/4" spacer on the driver side, because I was sitting a half inch lower on that side (haven't measured what im at now yet)
     
  13. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    exactly my plan hansen!!! did you use the stock coils?
     
  14. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Spacers are cheaper but definitely not better. The more you preload the coils, with spacers or 5100's, the stiffer the ride gets. 5100's help offset the stiffness of lifting with them by being a much better shock than stock.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    This:
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    corrects the lean from the weight of the battery, gas tank, and driver.


    X2, I love the ride, I think it is much improved over stock.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    gotcha!!! i actually think i have those on my toytek spacer lift. is that the same thing
     
  17. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    Ya, im using stock coils for now until I need new tires.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    The single lean spacer sits on top of the coilover. Its not like the spacer lift which sits between the coilspring and top plate of the shock.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    Where did you buy the 5100's and how much? I am thinking about buying myself a X-mas gift. :p
     
  20. Dec 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    By far the cheapest and most common place to get them:

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/
     
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