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Ok i found what lift im going with.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03 Tacoma TRD, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    I am going with these 5100s in the front and 5125 in the back. I know i need a AAL, but which size? 1.5 or 2in. Please list anything else ill need please. i know im going to get new coils also i was looking at the 881s.[​IMG] Let me know what yall think.:)
     
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    how much lift are you going with in the front? i also suggest the 3 leaf progressive AAL, your ride will be much nicer
     
  3. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Im looking to level it up with the back. What would you suggest?
     
  4. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    With 881s i think just a 1.5'' with be fine. 883s will need at least a 2''. Eibach coils and you'll need a lifting leaf pack and an AAL most likely or shackles. Or all three. Eibachs are cheaper too btw..
     
  5. Sep 24, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    To make it level, I'd go with a 1.5" AAL. If you want a slight rake in the front similar to how they come stock but just not as much, then I'd go with a 2" AAL.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    okay thanks man. Austen i love yr truck, maybe i can make mine look like yrs some day. what kind of MPG do u get with those 285's?
     
  7. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Thanks man,

    your going to have a whole new love for your truck once you get that lift on. It's going to look great and can't wait to see it. :)

    I lost right at about 2 mpg's with the 285' and with my driving of half city and highway combined, 50/50, am getting 17mpg.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    To bad he'll never be able to find some Rancho coils..lol
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    thats not bad at all. when i get this lift would it be ok if i just get the AAL for now cuz my funds are kinda low lol. and i cant afford the whole leaf pack.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    one more thing Austen, will i need the 1/4in driver side spacer?
     
  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    It's not a required thing, no. It's supposed to help alleviate the common driverside lean these trucks have. If you have never heard of it, search "Taco Lean". :cool:
     
  12. Sep 25, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Austen u have billie 5100s all the way around? Hows that work?
     
  13. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    They have front and rear 5100s. 5125s just come in way more sizes for lifted applications. rear 5100s are only good for around 2.5-3'' of lift and 3 is sometimes pushing it.


    And Rancho coils are what Austen has up front. You can't buy those anymore. They aren't the leaf pack.
     
  14. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    ok gotcha, so i would be ok with 5100 in the rear? because im just going to add the 1.5in aal in the rear.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    Yea you will be fine with just 5100s. All of billys shocks have the same valving so there isn't any difference in your case or advantage to get 5125s
     
  16. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    ok monte thanks for all yr help man.
     
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    no prob man. lookin forward to seein it done! you'll love it
     
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    Can you get the 5125's for the stock height ? downsouthmotorsports says the 5125s are for a stock truck with no lift. And everybody on here says different. Im going to put new shocks on the rear but don't know which ones to go with. I want to keep the stock height.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    Where do you see it saying the 5125s are for a stock truck?

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-135588-bilstein-5125-series-performance-shocks.html

    5100s will suit your needs for stock height.
     
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