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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BSP4x4, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    are there any other options for springs besides the eibach 1.6 springs that will pair up nicely with my stock BLUE/YELLOW billy's to help level out the truck since i got the rear tsb?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Why not just get the 5100's and use stock coils?
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    Color wise you mean or just in general?
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    cost for the most part....the eibachs are cheaper than 5100's....and to answer the other questions...i'm partial to the look of my blue/yellow billy's....so i'd like to keep them...any other spring options.....and does anyone suggest NOT to use the Eibachs with stock billy's and why?
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Eibachs will work with your stock billys no problem but I think for the extra 30 buck the 5100s are a much better choice :) They'll have extended travel and there height adjustable
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    Plus the stock billies are not that great anyway...5100's are much better.

    Function always wins over looks.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    thanks guys! so it looks like i should just go eibach AND 5100's then? :)

    this way if i ever decide to add a leaf out back i have some room to get about 3" total lift in front right?
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    no. if you put in 5100's and the eibach coils the billies should be set to 0 which is the lowest setting. some have set then at .85" with the eibachs, but it is not recommended.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    bc the eibachs are a longer spring and already have a stiffer spring rate and should not be preloaded. searched this extensively debating the same thing as you and that is what i learned. i eventually decided billies at 1.75 instead of the eibachs. i guess if you set the billies to 1.75 or 2.5 it would be stiff as shit with the eibachs.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    so whats the difference between:

    stock billy's with 1.6" eibachs

    5100's (Set at o) with 1.6" eibachs

    or 5100's set at 1.75"

    and what is the suggested setup out of the three?
     
  14. Jan 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    It would appear you need to use your own judgement at this point,what is this like 6 different posts on the same subject?What info are you hoping to aquire from asking over and over when most of them have offered their judgement of it.I would have to say you may be asking alot out of an adjustable strut that was made for a spring with a lower rate(if that is the case i have not compared the two springs).At 38k my stock billys are feeling like crap so that would seem like a waste of money to have them reinstalled, aside the fact they are garbage offroad shocks to begin with.I know you despise me even posting my thoughts but its YOUR truck.Do you really need someone on here to tell you what to do with it?
     
  15. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    Not exactly the "just do it" kind'a guy huh?

    1) Best bang for your buck are the 5100's like others have said in your other posts.

    2) 5100's + Eibachs set at zero = ok

    3) 5100's + Eibachs set at .85" = not recommended, will be stiff but it will still be ok

    4) 5100's + Eibachs set at anything above .85" = NOT recommended.

    5) Ultimately, it is your truck and your decision. So stop asking and just go for it.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    Just got off the phone with Toytech and they said that using the eibachs with the stock trd blue/yellow bilsteins would be fine...and not much different (if at all) from the eibachs and 5100's....was i fed a line?
     
  17. Jan 27, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    at .85" setting, you'll be fine.

    as to 5100's and stock trd blue/yellow not much different, well the valving is different. If you ever get to compare both shocks while off the truck, compress them both and you'll feel the difference.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    What about some OME 883's? Never had them but there is option # 3 for you.
     
  19. Jan 27, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    The Eibach springs have a rating of 620lbs. Seems too high to me for stock shocks. If i were you I would just get the 5100s and re-use your factory coils. If you want the full 3" of lift then just get a small topspacer to get the extra 1/2".
     
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