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Need new rear leafs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Super Stroked, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Super Stroked

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    What is the best place to get a new pair?? I've looked at several places and all seem to be pretty good, OME, wheelers etc. Also, looking at the wheelers, they have a 4 and 5 pack but i don't really want to lift the front to match the back if I go with the 5 pack. what all would be involved in lifting the front to match the 1.5" lift from the 5 pack??

    Sorry for so many questions, but I'm kinda new at the Tacoma stuff.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    TacoSID138

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    Hey dude if you use the search I'm sure you can find many great ideas... The most basic is a spacer lift, but many of the owners here hate them cause they suck. I wouldn't go with it, but its an option if your tight on money. Another is upgrade your shocks to the 5100 billies. They have 3 settings and your can get them on wheelers for I think 175. I believe there cheaper than toytecs. So many options, again if you use look under search you'll find a grip of more use full info.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Did the search, found some good info on there. Main thing I was wondering is where is a good place to get them? Customer service goes a long way with me and also wanting to support the forum sponsors. A lot of the search i got was for lifted trucks. Kinda wanting to stay in the stock height. Truck also has almost 190,000 miles and a broken rear leaf. The front and rear will be upgraded with either stock height or slightly higher and new shocks. I'll look into the 5100's though, kinda like that ability to change the settings.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Wheelers Offroad has some great customer service. Immure you would be happy with either the four or five leaf pack
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Also if you want to keep it relatively at stock height I'd say go for some bilsteins set at 1.75 and the five pack from wheelers. That should be all that you need. I don't think a diff drop would be necessary and I know for sure extended brake lines wouldn't be
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    Oh ok, yea I've been looking for new lift upgrades for mine. But yea the 5100s have a zero (stock setting), 1.5, and 2.5 I'd go with wheelers for the leaf pack, I recently ordered some small parts from them and the called me saying my order was out of stock and gave me options on what I'd like to do. I was surprised they actually called and not send an email. I thought that was cool. Many guys on hear ordered from them and have nothing but great things to say about them. I sure you'd be fine with leaf pack that gives you 1.5 inch of lift. They will settle as times goes by, I'm not to sure if anyone who is running the OMEs with add to this.....
     
  7. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Good folks at Wheelers. Call and talk with Jason or Dan. they'll answer all your questions.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Toytec has great customer service as well. When I ordered my whole suspension lift and the 5100s were on back order they called me to let me know and said they would ship the rest of the suspension lift so those components would not go on back order as well when the 5100s came in. Can't go wrong with either Toytec or wheelers.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    If you go with OME, Downsouth Motorsports have fantastic service and prices. They dont have OME listed on their site but they do carry the line.
    I've ordered from Toytec, Wheelers and DSM. DSM were the best in every aspect, Toytec had great customer service but its no secret that their shipping costs are a bit high and I wasnt a big fan of Wheelers C/S, prices or shipping costs. (Shipping to Canada anyway)
     
  10. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    Note the 5-pack group buy right now at Wheeler's (see link in my sig) March 31 deadline. Right now they have 10% off. If they get 15 people signed up, 15% off!

    I got the Wheeler's 5-pack and OME 881 coils up front. This is what it looks like after 7k miles of settling, stock wheel/tire size. I wanted to level it, which the 881s did, but if you use the 5100s on stock coils, you could put them on the middle setting and have a little rake more like the stock look.

    Before lift:

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    After lift:

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  12. Mar 30, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    ok :D
     
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