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rear height

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Randy Y, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Feb 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    Randy Y

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    I recently installed 5100's on the front of my 2010 reg cab 4x4, I like the setting i am on with shocks but I am 1/4 inch higher in the front with truck on level ground and me out of truck. I am sure the rear squats when I accelerate , my question is how much of a block should add in the rear to be close to level in all conditions. thx for any help !
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    I dont think anything will get you level completley from there. Its just gonna make the rear taller.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    What did you set the fronts @?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    It was top setting , 2 1/2 i believe, I just remember reading that it was not good for front to be higher than rear, it seems like a small difference and it is when truck is sitting still , but when moving you can really tell the difference. not that i dont like the looks of trophy trucks but that is what it looks like.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    It's not "bad for the truck", it's all up to what you want visually. Usually with stock rear people set them at 0.85" to level, and 1.75" if they have the rear leaf tsb.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    5100s in the rear won't make anything stiffer.

    And if the v6 weighs more than the i4, then you would want to set them at even less than I indicated right?
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    I had mine a 2.5 and I was within 1/8" of level with nothing on the back. I recently lowered them to 1.75 so I didn't have to put new UCA's on and figured it would help save my CV joints. Very happy with the look. Back is a little bit higher. Rides much better, tracks down the road better, and the CV's look better.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    I completely agree that they suck. But shocks alone won't make the rear squat less when accelerating. They will, however, make the ride more comfortable in general by properly dampening the spring rate.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    Yes sir the squatting would be caused by the leafs themselves, both the squatted, sagging look when you are stationary, and the further squatting when loaded (or accelerating).

    Stock tacomas are usually just about 1.5" higher in the rear than the front IIRC. So with the shocks set at 2.5 he should actually be 1" higher in the front than the rear. That's what I've seen from most trucks at 2.5" with stock rear. It's also going to depend in where he is measuring from, i.e. ground to fender, hub to fender, ground to frame, etc.
     
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