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Need a quote from someone please on shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ComaChic, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    ComaChic

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    Running a 2006 TRD Sport has stock bilsteins and coils with a 3" spacer on top and add a leaf in the rear. Shocks seem to be originial since I just bought new so I want to get a fresh set on. Suggestions? Go with some 5100's? Anybody do special valving for these or such?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Sublime

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    Def ditch the spacer and get some 5100s with new coils..........night and day difference! Or a decent set of coilovers, an assembled unit is def easier to install!

    PS - Nice color!
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Pugga

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    5100s! I don't believe they can be custom valved...

    If you want lift, either set the 5100's on a higher setting or get new coils like OMEs or Eibachs. Toytec makes a kit to get 3" of lift with Eibach and top plates if you want to go that route. As far as pricing, check out Toytec Lifts, Wheelers Off Road or Downsouth Motorsports.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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    ComaChic

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    Well it's not so much that is need a lift cause it's done. I am sure a set of new coils an shocks of right length would be a smoother setup than the spacer. To what point is it a good idea to do a UCA setup.

    What coil an shock assembly is best bet. It's a grocery getter for the girlfriend so in no means testing anything. And what shocks for rear
     
  5. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Before I order.

    Bilsteins 5100s adjust fronts and rear set
    Then I use stock spring top correct? Ditch my 3" spacer. Assemble with new longer spring and I can set my front shock to longest setting and that's it. Optional to use a spring plate top spacer of like 1/ or whatever they recommend?

    what springs!!

    OME
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    TOYTEC/Eibach springs?

    Running 285/65-16 on Atx mojaves
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    If you get either the ome or toytec springs you would want to leave the 5100's set at 0. The springs will already be lifting the front. Unfortunately i have no input on which springs to get
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Pugga

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    5100's can be set at 0 or .85 with either the Eibach coils or the OME 884 coils.

    Eibachs will give you 1.6" of lift with 5100's set at 0. If you set them at .85, you'll get just under 2.5" of lift.

    OME 884's alone will give you right about 2" of lift with 5100's set at 0.

    OME 885's will give you 2.5" of lift up front.
     
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