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Ride height measurement stock vs. lifted

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NegroTundra, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Nov 2, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    Need a little help here guys, I recently bought a 03 TRD Tacoma that came with a fabtech lift. The front shocks are shot, and am currently trying to piece together some TRD coils with Bilstein 5100's. I'd like to keep the same ride height so I turn to you all to give me specs.

    Measuring from the center of the hub to the top of the fender well, I get:
    22 3/4" driver side
    23 1/4" passenger side

    So for those of you who have billy's can you please chime in and relay your measurements? Also let me know what setting they are on. Important to measure from said points since my tires are 285's and measuring from top of tire or ground won't be accurate. If your truck is stock height let me know what that measurement is too.

    Thanks much
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Come on guys help me out here. Someone with billy 5100's on top notch chime in! Whats you measuement hub to fender well???
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    Iam at work but I will look in my notes when I get home. I will reply you about 4:00pm. AZ. time
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Im stock, and just measured them at 20 3/4"... I have well guards on still, so maybe add 1/4"?
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    well guards? Are you talking bout the fender flares? Thanks for that. So it seems my fabbys are netting me approx 2.5"-3" lift.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's set @ 0 with OME 883x coils up front . Alcon leaf springs. Viper Alarm. Wet Okole seat covers. WeatherTech Floor liners front and back. Oem Toyota chrome exhaust tip.
    Hay bud,sorry running a little late. When my truck was stock, with about 19000 miles on it. It was 35&13/16in. drives and 35&7/8in. pass. side. Now that was from the ground to the bottem of the fender well opening. With chrome trim. No fender flaers. Hope that helps..:)
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Just set the 5100's at 0 and get the Eibachs I got 3 1/2 with that setup.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    FWIW I'm at 22 7/8 on both sides (the beauty of adjustable COs). Based on pre-lift comparison, that is right at 2" over stock.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    I hear ya on the adjustables. Thats what I have now but they are corroded beyond ability to adjust. Had ICONS on my Tundra before this Tacoma purchase..so point bein I'm aware haha. Thanks guys appreciate the info....not as hard into high speed wheelin as I used to be so billy 5100's ought to do fine.
     
  10. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:06 AM
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    Lol... I go all the way outside to do the guy a quick favor, and in return I get a proper grammar lesson... Nice! There is an A in bout, my friend... and you could have a 6" lift... but it would still be fabtech. Just sayin'.....
     
  11. Nov 6, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    don't take that too personally, I was just confused as well guards are the plastic liners inside the fender well that my truck has...was just clarifying! No DB lift here my friend....and the fabtech's are going to be the first thing gone!

    Anyhow, I do appreciate your help
     
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