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Spacers + Billsteins For 3" Lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoCalBlack08, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Sorry to to do this guys but I searched and didnt find what I was looking for. (Maybe I need better keywords)

    Ok so I was wondering if anyone has set the 5100 at 2.5 and added a top plate spacer (this one?) on both sides to get a full 3 inches of lift. Or maybe another combination of .85/1.75 + spacer set up.

    Post pics and comment on the ride if you have done this please :D
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Setting the Bilstein at 2.5" of lift gives a ride equivalent to that of a 2.5" spacer lift, I couldn't imagine the ride if you set it to 2.5" and put a spacer ON TOP :eek:
     
  3. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    You know I thought that it was like that too but I believe the billys ride better than 2.5 spacer but I dont know why :eek:

    But the spacer im talking about is a top plate so it shouldnt change the ride.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    As a general rule, stacking lifts is a "no no".
     
  5. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    The 10mm top plate spacer and the billies at 2.5 is a set up run by lots of guys on here .

    AKA Toytec's Ultimate Lift Kit
     
  6. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    I can see how they are similar but I dont think thats the same thing....or is it?
     
  7. Dec 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    That was my first setup with my tacoma. oem springs, 5100s @ 2.5+ 1/2 spacer. It was fine for me.
    Went with eibachs @ .85"+ top plate now for the the heavier spring rate.
     
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    ill probably be doing that in the future too.
    Any problems? What tire size did you run?

    Oh and thanks :)
     
  9. Dec 4, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    You're right , the ULK has no top spacer , my bad .


    Still , lots of guys running the bilsteins at 2.5 with the top plate spacer on here
     
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    Eibach coils. 5100's all around. AAL. WickedFlow
    Pair the eibachs with 5100's at .85".

    I run 285's with that setup.

    Pretty sure u can add a small top plate spacer to get the full 3". But I think you'd be happy with what the eibach/Bilstein lift gives you
     
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    FYI, Toytec makes a preassembled kit that uses 5100's at .85, Eibach coils and a top plate for a true 3' lift.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    285s. Slight rubbing but i had tc uca. Had my alignment guy dial in my caster perfectly so the tire doesnt rub onto anything.
    I thought eibachs wer stiff enough but still sagged 1/2" wid my allpro bumper.
     
  13. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Thanks evreyone for the tips.

    Can anyone explain how the 5100's are better than a coil spacer lift? isnt it the same thing?
    Im getting the 5100 regardless but im kinda curious.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    You get a better shock and you lift at the same time. But yeah theyre both preloaded lifts.
     
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