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Need your opinion guys

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trmat79, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    trmat79

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    Ok so 2010 TRD 4X4 looking to get a little more height out of her and just talked to the local 4wheelparts and this is what I got:

    1) Run just a spacer in the front end and keep the stock wheels and run a 265/75/16

    2) Run a space and 5100s with stock wheels on 265/17/16

    Option one would run me about 500 and option two would be 600ish....

    So which option would be better and do you guys have any pix with this setup..

    Also looking to replace stock BFG with LT tires instead of P rated with either Bridgestone Dueler or Nitto Terra Grappler.....

    Patiently waiting your opinions...

    Todd
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    4wheelparts doesnt have a great rep here. What will you be using your truck for? Spacers are pretty frowned apon by most guys here but if it serves your purpose they shouldn't be a problem. I am not running either of the setup but you'll find your answer here soon, someone will chime in. People love the 5100s for a good cheap lift. Cant seem to go wrong with them.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    You can run option 2 (265\75-16) without the spacers for around $400 and still get the lift you want. 5100's fronts are lift coil overs.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    I'd be using the truck for mild offloading (mainly mountain biking camping etc)

    I mentioned not using the spacer to the guy and he said that the 5100 will eventually sag which will cause the ride height to be affected????? Again they are the only shop I saw around (fresno/Visalia area) but I am open to more ideas..I don't want to make the wrong decision here
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    I have 5100's set to 2.5" on my Tundra for the past two years. I never lifted the rear because I thought they (the springs) would weaken from the pre-load and the front would sag a little. The front of my truck is still 1.5" HIGHER than the rear.........2 years later. I do more than mild off-roading. You'll be more than fine. But you will need something in the rear (AAL) if you wish to go to 2.5" in the front and still have a level truck.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    What about 5100 in the front and AAL in the rear with 265/75/16....??? any photos?? I don't really want the front of my truck to be higher than the rear....again sorry for all the stupid questions
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    That size will fit a stock suspension.

    Random member pics.

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    VV NO LIFT VV

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    Same truck with lift

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  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    wait so I can just run 265/75/16 on my stock step up with nothing else??? that might be another option... was that what those photos where?
     
  9. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    Yes you can.

    This is the only stock suspension photo with 265/75-16 in that group

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Sweet thanks
     
  11. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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  12. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    haha thanks man... So 265/75/16 with stock wheels...any more photos of that set up??
     
  13. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    just a sec. i'm running 265/75R16 with 5100s up front set at 1.75. getting pics now...
     
  14. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    before
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    after

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  15. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    looks good ... so that is a pic running the 5100 in the front...nothing in the rear and 265/75/16 on stock wheels right?
     
  16. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    yup :) 5100s are at 1.75 and about as level as it's going to get.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    I had 265/75/16 Dueler Revos with stock suspension. No problems.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    thanks guys this site rocks
     
  19. Feb 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    I also did this set up. If you just want to level it out, this is a good way to go.
     
  20. Feb 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    yes, yes it does.

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