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Suspension refresh setup with no lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by glsmaverick, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    glsmaverick

    glsmaverick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So as I was replacing my front calipers last night I noticed that my drivers side spring is broken at the top and will need to be replaced.

    So after looking at the Toytec site I am thinking a nice refresh with some upgrades would be good but here is the kicker.....

    I don't want a lift

    The leveling of an inch in front is fine but nothing more than that. I don't really do any wheeling except for two tracks to go backpacking and the ground clearance I have now is plenty but I would like a comfortable ride and good components.

    So I am thinking OME coils in front and 5100's all around. Is that do-able?
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Yeah, OME 880s and some 5100s up front. Might need stock length 5125s for the rear though since 5100 rears are designed to accommodate lift.
    And check out Downsouth Motorsports. They sell Billys and OME. You cant beat their prices or service.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    The Driver

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    Aftermarket tranny cooler, 5100 Series Bilsteins, ToyTec Bilstein front coilovers, SPC UCA's, Alcan leafs, Class 3 Hitch, Alcan Leafs,

    +1. I replaced my leaking struts and blown shocks yesterday with the 5100's, WOW!!!


    Talk about money well spent!


    Good luck!

    PS: I did not replaced my leafs/springs. They appeared to be in tip top shape!
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    NCJeyota

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    If you want to get some 5100's from DSM, you might want to order them soon. I ordered a set 2 days ago and was told the price of a set will increase January 1 by $25-30.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    bseant

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    i got my 5100's from downsouth great service and prices. and yes they will be increasing prices on any new stock.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:15 AM
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    glsmaverick

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    Thanks for the tips guys I will definitely go with the OME/Billy set up. I just wanted to make sure the two worked well together.
     
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