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newbie needs advice for 5100's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by themouth, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    themouth

    themouth [OP] Member

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    I've got a 2006 Double Cab long bed, SR5. It came stock with the 245 tires. I also have an ARE topper on the bed that adds some weight to the rear.

    I want to get a more aggressive look for my truck, as it appears a little wimpy with the 245 tires. I don't do a lot of offroading, just some occasional beach driving.

    I wanted to put the 5100's on all four corners to get a little lift, and add 265x75r16 tires. I have never gotten the rear leaf TSB done, and I am not dissatisfied with my current ride.

    After doing all the research that I could, I believe I have to add some kind of lift to the rear to get the truck level if I want to set the fronts at 1.75". My question is, do I need to get the TSB rear spring fix, or can I add a spacer (or block, I'm not sure of the correct term) to the existing springs? I am still under warranty. Could someone advise me of what my options are/what to do? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I think at 1.75" front lift, you should be sitting pretty level. For a rear lift, if you cant get the TSB springs, choose an AAL over a block.

    Welcome to TW! :)
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Interestingly enough, I said this in his other thread (didn't realize the multi threads):
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good advise. :)
     
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