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quick lift q

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

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    been doing some research on a front lift...and have had some people suggest 5100's with eibach 1.6 springs (5100's set at 0)....

    but after reading the lift sticky i am confused and it seems as this combo is NOT okay?

    sorry for a few posts regarding this but i want to make sure i spend $ on something that works!


    Maybe i'm reading words in red above wrong....is this referring to IF i were to set the 5100's to max hieght and THEN use aftermarket springs?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    DriverSound

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    Actually, the 5100 weren't designed for an aftermarket springs but some people set them at .85 with the Eibachs and be fine with it. From what I've read, use with the OME coils is not suggested other than zero settings. I believe as long as you don't go anymore than .85" with the Eibachs you'll be fine. 5100's were designed for the RCD lift kit. I suggest you get coilovers if you want to really go off road but if you just do it occasionally, you should be fine with just the 5100's.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    They can be used. Just make sure to keep them on the 0 or .85 setting. Keep in mind the Eibachs are a 620# spring. By cranking the 5100 up, you will making that a stiffer spring. Ride quality will suffer.

    If you are looking for a small lift, look into the OME 884's. They can be used with stock shocks or 5100's. They are a 590# spring but 1" shorter than the 885's. Should yield more lift than the Eibach and give a smoother ride. Even better if you upgrade the shocks as well.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    man...i have been getting soo many different answers...

    How about this:

    Which will perfrom better? Again..looking to only get 1.75" lift to match up with the rear spring tsb

    1.) 5100's set at 1.75 with stock springs
    2.) 5100 set at 0 with eibach 1.6" springs?

    also...if i'm getting this right... i should only use the 5100's set at 0 with eibach 1.6" ...

    The only reason I was leaning towards the 5100 and eibachs was because i was hoping that if down the road i wanted more lift out fron (and maybe an aal in the rea) i could just increase the 5100 settings?
     
  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    If you want more lift down the road then get the toytec adjustable coilovers. Depending on how much you want to spend, both of these will work:

     
  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    I too want to make sure I get the best bang for my buck,have tried in other posts to get it right. So here I go again here as this is real close to my trucks set up. My 2010 is built in Canada,therefore I believe I only need to figure out the shock part as rear leafs are apparently a-o-k. Have been advised that I need 5100s front and rear,although the rears are to be set at zero and only have 1 inch of lift ,while the fronts are 0- 2.5 inch of lift and should be set at 1.75. I simply want to raise my front level to the rear.Will I need an alighnment or any other parts or adjustments? Hoping someone can help me out,much appreciated. TY
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    just put in some 5100's and set @ 1.75 with your stock springs......
    if u want more later on u can set @ 2.5
    also might want to install the 1/4 spacer to correct the taco lean on driver side
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Thank you,so are u saying no alighnment is needed? Can u please point me to something regarding this spacer. Thanks my friend.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    An alignment is needed and necessary for the 5100's. I believe Toytec sells the 1/4" spacer that you can install with the 5100's on the driverside front shock. BTW, the rear 5100's are not adjustable.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    Thank you,ready to get on with it,just been reading about others having problems with alignment providers,so will need to look into this in my area.Anyone know if there is a standard set of settings to adhere to when having an alignment done,do not know diddly about that,and would be nice to gauge what the aligner knows if there is a std. acceptable range for this work.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    Quoted from the legend himself:

     
  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Wonderful,thanks a lot!!
     
  13. Jan 27, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    any update on this? 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?
     
  14. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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  15. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Why doesn't any one consider the OME 883 to get 1.5'' of lift? Looks to be a softer spring for a more compliant on road ride.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    Eibachs for now since 5100's are on back order. Then later down the road if you want more lift, pick up a set of 5100's.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    almost valved the same and its just a little better and the biggest vthing is the ride height adjustable part
    hope that helps
     
  18. Jan 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    So i should have NO problem running the eibachs with stock blue/yellow billy's?
     
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