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New guy with questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by xsilentxninjax, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Oct 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    xsilentxninjax

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    i've had cars all my life and know about coilover springs to LOWER a car. i have my taco now and would like to get a slight lift. was told that i need new shocks and struts on the truck by a repair shop.

    question is i keep reading about Bilstein all over the site, and am wondering if they are just to level the front end, or they provide a slight lift all around.

    also what is the purpose of AAL's ? do they raise the rear end, or just more support, or both.

    sorry i sound like i know dickall, but i'm trying to learn about trucks after knowing only putting cars on the ground for as long as i've been able to drive.

    thanks guys.
     
  2. Oct 12, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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  3. Oct 12, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    i'm not looking to lift it enough for 33's. it's only 2wd, an everyday driver, and has shit for gas mileage as is.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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  5. Oct 18, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    Yes the Bilstein will raise your truck also. Pending on what model you choose.
    The AAl will increase the height and load carry capacity, also pending on what size you choose.
    Both of them good choices. Try to do some reading at the top of the page -the Sticky part-

    Good luck with your decision.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Bilstein 5100s, with an AAL out back would give you what would be considered a 2.5" lift kit.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    is it going to be a problem with allignment and the way my truck rides ? as of right now i have 30's on it and it's perfect. very little ride noise, straight as an arrow steering, and no vibration.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    The caster may come out a little low which can cause a bit of a wandering issue on the highway. The on road ride will be a bit firmer, with less body roll, and the off-road ride will be much better than your stock setup.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    5100's for slight lift. I have the rear TSB with billies all around. My fronts are at .85, this was perfect for me. One size up on tires will make it look even better. Be sure to get the road force balance. This will insure no issues.
     
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