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Opinions on if this will be a good build for 99 taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 99PreRunner., Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    I want opinions from anybody, good or bad, if I am making a good decision. I have a 99 prerunner ext cab, v6 .. For the front, I'm going with Bilstein 5100s and Eibach coils. For the rear, I'm going with All Pro 3" leaf packs and Bilstein 5125s (ordered a little longer to work with the new leaf springs). As far as wheels and tires, I'm going with 16x8 Moto Metal 951 in black wrapped with 285/75/16 BFG KM2. I want opinions on if the front suspension will be ok for the 285s (and can i put the 5100s on the 2nd lowest setting with the eibach coils) and what what y'all think about the All Pro leaf packs. Thanks and please post opinions.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    Why all this on a prerunner though? Sounds like it is going to look good, but 2wd.. To each their own! Get some pictures up!!! :)
     
  3. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Yea yea I know, its is 2wd but I only use as a DD and to trail ride. Sometimes I am glad it is 2wd because I know its limits, and if it was 4wd, I would try to drive everywhere and tear a lot of stuff up... Do you know if it would be ok to set the 5100s at the setting above stock with 3" eibach coils without messing anything up?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    The info I get is set the 5100's to 0' & the Eibachs give you 3" in the front...;)
     
  5. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Would it hurt to set them above 0"? Or if the coils start sagging or "settle", would it be fine to bump it to the 2nd clip?
     
  6. Feb 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Don't think that'd be a good idea since the only reason you adjust a 5100 is to increase preload, besides I think 3" is limit even for 2wd unless you change Upper/Lower control arms or spindles one of the LT guys here can chime in with the right info...
     
  7. Feb 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Yeah 3" is plenty.. If you DD it you're just losing mileage more and more the taller it gets. Why do you need more than 3" if your a prerunner? lol :)
     
  8. Feb 14, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Set them at 0 the Eibachs are 620lb coils so there not going to sag for a long time. And it's not recommended to set them over 0 in the 1st Gen 5100's. I got 3 1/2" of lift with mine set at 0.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    I have everything on order except rims. :D
    -(4) 285/75/16 BFG KM2
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    -Wheels??? I'm going with the Moto Metal 951 in black, but where is a good/ cheap place to get them?

    Is there any other parts I need to do the install? :confused: I don't think I'm leaving anything out.

    JLEE: Don't you have All Pro leafs?
     
  10. Feb 14, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Yea, set at 0" should be fine, I was just kind of worried about rubbing. I should clear fine huh?

    Oh yea, I HIGHLY recommend ordering from Discount Tire Direct ! My sales rep, Adrian, was a great person to work with. They price match the lowest price you can find and they have free shipping! AND I get a $40 mail-in rebate. $909 shipped, $869 shipped after mail-in rebate! It's very hard to beat that!!
     
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    I do the Expos but I'm not installing them until the 26th
     
  12. Feb 15, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Man I can't wait to see how they ride... And I'm wondering when I will be getting my leafs in. They said roughly 4 days but you know how that goes :rolleyes: My tires and coils should be here tomorrow afternoon according to the UPS tracker :D
     
  13. Feb 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    Is my profile picture showing? Because its not showing on my computer but says everybody else can see it?
     
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    no its not:(
     
  15. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    I think I got a pic on here now!! and I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO DOING THE DECK PLATE MOD LAST NIGHT!!! I can't really tell a difference honestly.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    My tires and Eibach coils got here yesterday and my rims should be here tomorrow :D That leaves two more shipments after the rims. Possibly monday my 5100s and 5125s will arrive and I have no idea when my All Pro leafs are going to get here :confused: I'm shooting for next friday to install everything
     
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