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spacer lift + bilstein 5100 adj

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jarroddorraj, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Jul 2, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    jarroddorraj

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    Was wondering if i could get a 2.5" spacer lift to mount on top of the coilover, and then put a set of billstein 5100 adjustables and set them at 1.75 to get a total of 4.25" of lift?
    any help or advice would be great, on a budget but can't decide how to lift it up.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2008 at 10:38 AM
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    That wont work.

    What do you have, whats your budget, and how much lift do you want.

    And read my sig.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    already have 285/70/17 bfg at but can't decide what kinda lift a wanna do, or if i want to fork out the $ for a new set of wheels, then again wheel adapters kinda scare me:confused:
     
  4. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    You can get a 3" from Toytec for $299. After that get a set of wheel spacers and mount your 285s on your stock wheels.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:16 AM
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    do you have any experence w/ the wheel spacers, i've heard they can break?
     
  6. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    I have never heard of them breaking.

    I personally don't have experience with them, but I have never heard of anybody really having a problem with 'em. I'm gonna be using them to fit 285/75 Muds on my truck in October. So we will see.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    do you think i can clear the 285/70/17 w/ a 2.5" bilstein lift?
     
  8. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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    To run any 285s you will have to trim. Sure you can fit them, but trimming is necessary.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    thanx for your help
     
  10. Jul 2, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    Total Chaos makes spindels for the prerunner, here is the link:
    http://www.chaosfab.com/toyaccess_05taco.html

    Hope you got the cash. I have heard of guys running about 4" lift with these.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    what about a 2.5" top plate spacer and billies set at .75" for a total of 3.25" lift, would that work?
     
  12. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    It would work right up until your ball joints broke. :)
     
  13. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    Every manufacturer out there says not to run the 5100s giving any lift along with spacers.

    If you want 3" of lift, a Toytec 3" kit for $219 is your most economical way to go.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    i don't understand why this wouldn't work, it seems like the best of both worlds
     
  15. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You are going to be over stressing the ball joints. Thats why it wont work. You will not have ANY down travel, which is needed to have a working suspension.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    so would you recomend the billies or a top plate spacer (I can get the spacers a lot cheaper)
     
  17. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    If your looking for more than 3" lift, go with the spindles. If thats not enough, get a drop bracket lift.
    Otherwise, if your on a budget, get the 5100's.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    5100s.

    Better ride than the spacers.
     
  19. Jul 2, 2008 at 9:30 PM
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    Ok, let me brake it down; Lift/cheap = problems!!! Look for what you really want and invest in an applicable setup...

    If you want cheap, dont think more is better. A 2.25" is that, double stacking= issues. go with what is out there, do your research and you will be alright...:cool:
     
  20. Jul 3, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    alright, I've got it down to this, top plate spacer or bilstein 5100 adj.
    I've read every forum on this site and my wifes gonna kill me (too much time talking w/ you guys) I still can't decide which way to go.

    06 Prerunner, little off-roading nothing serious, but i still want a good ride that will last as long as the truck will, I don't mind if it firms up a little bit.

    Whatever I get the most replies about is what I'll go w/
     
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