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New Member - Need Some Answers

Discussion in 'New Members' started by SaltLifeTaco, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Jun 17, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    SaltLifeTaco

    SaltLifeTaco [OP] New Member

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    Pat
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    Blistien 5100 adjust. shocks 265/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers More too come ....
    Hello tacomaworld,

    I am new here and just bought my first Tacoma, it is 06 PreRunner SR5 and let me say that I will never get another truck that is not a TACOMA!!!! I love everything about this truck, best truck I have owner period!

    Now to the questions, the taco I bought had Blistien 5100 adjustable front shocks, that are at the highest setting and nothing done to the rear (lift wise), I have read that this might do damage to UCAs, is this true. Also, I have been looking at 3" sus lifts, should I set the billies at the lowest setting and put the 3" lift on or leave them where they are at and lift the rear to level the truck out? It seems to me that a 3" lift won't make it sit much higher then what the front is now, but I could be wrong, any help on this is much apperiated.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    Racerboy221

    Racerboy221 Well-Known Member

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    18" Wheels & Tires, Airshocks, CB Radio
    Welcome to TW from AZ! I am a 2WD guy, so no assistance on my part...G/L otherwise!
     
  3. Jun 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    lol, (what i was thinking too)

    OP, is your truck pointed up at the front, or would you say it sits level? the previous owner might have done an add a leaf and you not know. can you post some pics?
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    SaltLifeTaco

    SaltLifeTaco [OP] New Member

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    Blistien 5100 adjust. shocks 265/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers More too come ....
    front end points up a little, not by much but it is not level for sure and from what I can tell the leafs are stock and there is for sure no blocks in the rear ... I will post some pics so you can see
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    For a 2wd, it's not really your UCA's you have to worry about, it's your alignment which affects your tire wear. Sometimes you can get away with stock UCA's and still get your alignment within spec, others have not been so lucky.

    If you're going for a 3" lift and want to reuse the struts you have, you could get a pair of Eibach coils and set the struts to the .85 setting. This would get you just under 3" of lift and I'd bet would ride nice than what you've got now. Other options for a 3' lift would probably mean you wouldn't reuse the front 5100's but you could sell them off on here most likely.
     
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