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Running billy 5100's and eibach springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madams, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    How do ya'll like running billy 5100's all the way around with eibach 3" coils in the front and 2" aal in the rear. With 33x12.50 tires. Show pics if you like. Im thinking about running this set up. Im going to leave the billys set at 0 and add the 3" eibach coils will it give me the 3 inch lift that Im looking for.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Its a great set up. Rides very smooth, good handling and lifts the truck level.

    The first picture is with a 2.5 leveling kit, the second is the set up you describe. It lifted the front an inch and the rear about 2.5 inches because everything was so saggy and worn.

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  3. Apr 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    ^^^those tires aren't 33s right??
     
  4. Apr 23, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    Been wanting know and been asking this same question all day and still havent found answers and nobody even answered them. What setting do I need to run on the 5100's up front with the eibach springs to achieve 3 inches of lift?
     
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    You set it on the bottom setting, the Eibach coils do the lift alone. Setting it at anything over zero will damage your struts.

    And yeah they are 32's. I will be getting 33's when I wear these out. They fit the truck great now though, they look just right.
     
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    My truck is a v6 could it effect the eibach springs lifting the truck on its own.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    They look perfect not to big or small what's the metric size??
    I want 33s too but I don't wanna really cut anything unless it's minimal you think they'll fit with no rub on the lift?? My taco is exactly like urs
     
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    Ive read that the 33's require some cutting, just pinch weld cutting, nothing major. I would search on Tw and try to find some different pictures of each size and see what you like. I personally like the 32's, but they dont make my tire in a 32 so I will be going to 33 next go round.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    That's what I was thinking too just the pinch weld cause it definitely looks like there's plenty of room for 33s
    I'm thinking a good power loss is gonna happen too with the 33s on the 2.7 but it should do fine
     
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    My 32's do fine power wise. Im averaging 340 a tank, 22 mpg with the 5 speed manual.
     
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    My truck is a v6 do you think it might effect the way the eibach's lift?
     
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    ^^^^maybe a little like half an Inch if that
     
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    Wow that's damn good I get like 310 cause I tend to get a little heavy footed on take offs and go a little fast on the highway :D
     
  14. Apr 23, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Hope i get more than a half an inch. I hope i get 3 inches with the eibach springs. If they dont that will be a waste of money
     
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    I am running this set up with 33x12.5 and I had some rub but did the pinch weld mod and no problems anymore. I added this set up after adding a bumper and winch which made my front end drop about an inch with the spacer lift. The new coils and struts fixed the added weight sag issue along with getting my the full three inch lift.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    i have the eibachs and 5100's on my v6 and i got 3 1/2 inches upfront and about 3 in the back. so you'll be more than good with a v6
     
  17. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:27 AM
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    Sounds good thanks but 3.5 is to much for me. But if the truck gets lifted that much by the springs oh well its already been done.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    The springs will settle a little bit so over time it will be 3.25 in the front, they are great springs, u'll like em
     
  19. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    Thanks Im going to have 2 inch aal in the rear will the truck be leveled out or not.
     
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    Your going to love these springs I love mine and I got 3 1/2" but they have settled to about 3 1/4" and I have 5" out back running 33x12.5's. one thing I blew a CV boot in about 8 months so be prepared for that and I have the Diff drop.

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