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Rear sits lower than front

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Firemn41, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    Firemn41

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    Hello, I am new to this thread, I have a 2011 Tacoma DC Sport. I recently replaced all 4 shocks with new Bilstein 5100's and have them set at 2-1/2" in front. I also added BFG 265/70R17 Tires on my truck. This was done about 2 months ago and the truck has had time to settle. I recently bought a fiberglass tonneau cover for it and the added weight I have noticed the rear sitting lower. The front fender bottom sits at 38-1/4" and the rear fender bottom sits at 36-3/4". What solution do you recommend without messing with the quality of the ride. Thanks

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  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    You set the front Bilstein's at 2.5''? I think you need a 2'' AAL to balance it out and new UCA's for the front if you do that or a 1.5'' AAL if you have received the rear leaf TSB.

    Although, I'm not sure, wait until a more experienced person comes on and corrects me. ;)

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  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    1 1/2 AAL Should set level and only a slight bit stiffer ride.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    1.5 will still have some Bro-lean with any weight in the bed (his fiberglass tonneau)
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    The tonneau cover is probably about 75lbs I am assumming, not to much. I didnt really notice the front being so much higher until I took my taco on a road trip and everyone was flashing me thinking I had my brights on. I appreciate all the info. The rear suspension is completely stock with the exception of adding the 5100's. No TSB
     
  7. Oct 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Just ordered a 1" rear block kit from Toytec (thanks for recommending them Macgyver). The guy on phone said 1" block should be very close based off my measurements and if not, I might have a slight 1/4" to 1/2" bro lean. Thanks for all the advise
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Installed my 1" block this morning and now my Taco is just shy of being completely level. [​IMG]
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Still looks way nose high...but that's just me. I like a little bit of rake. There's a reason pickup trucks have rake, so when you put weight in the bed it doesn't look nose high.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    Yea woulda gone with the inch and a half aal in your case... But it looks dead on with no payload. Nice lookin ride
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    TSB?
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    No TSB, I dont carry loads, I just carry my fire gear when I work overtime and use the bed from time to time to carry the stroller and baby stuff. It might be a 1/2" shy of being level but I am glad I went with the 1" block vrs 1-1/2" and have it sit higher in the back since thats the reason I replaced the shocks with 5100's
     
  13. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    you may be level if you get the TSB rear leaf pack with that 1" block
     
  14. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I didnt think the 2011 Sports were eligable for the TSB rear leaf
     
  15. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    do you have the 3 or 4 leaf pack?
     
  16. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    OMG he has already said twice that he doesn't have the TSB springs
     
  17. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Lose the block and go with the Icon 3 leaf AAL. Awesome ride quality and you can get 2" of lift by leaving in the overload leaf or 1.5" by removing the overload leaf.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    easy tough guy, and "OMG" should not be used by any man, ever. i missed his post about not having the tsb. i was simply telling him to look into the rear TSB because it would be a free way to level up
     
  19. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    I dont have the TSB, I have a 3 leaf rear.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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