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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 5100'S AND STOCK

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jermoids, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. jermoids

    jermoids [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's all around with the fronts set at 1.75" 1" readylift blocks in the back. antenna X shorty antenna. smittybilt step sides. MKW M19 satin black wheels 17x8.5 plasti dip'd front emblem and hood scoop.
    so i came out of the gym today and there was another tacoma parked beside me. i thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show those who are on the fence about 5100's the difference. sorry for the cell phone pics but they aren't too bad.

    my truck is a 2012 trd sport with 5100's all around, fronts set to 1.75" and 1" blocks in the back. i've got 265/70/R17 duratracs for tires.

    hope this helps some people......

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  2. blazer190

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    Not much difference hard to tell you did anything more than add tires.
     
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    Pic four shows it the best imo
     
  4. 2012reg4x4

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    Rigid sr10inch, rigid duallys on cbi pillar mounts, bamf sliders, Jason cyber camper shell. 5100s at 1.75, wheelers aal 1.5 inch.
    so at 1.75 on the 5100s how much lift at the flare did you get. maybe from hub to flare as well. but i believe your tires are bigger than stock. thanks
     
  5. jermoids

    jermoids [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's all around with the fronts set at 1.75" 1" readylift blocks in the back. antenna X shorty antenna. smittybilt step sides. MKW M19 satin black wheels 17x8.5 plasti dip'd front emblem and hood scoop.
    1.75" isn't very much.

    i actually didn't measure, sorry, i'm sure there are many people on here who have though.
     
  6. nathan3306

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    How is the ride compared to the stock suspension? I'm sure it's a bit stiffer but is it bad?
    I don't want a harsh stiff ride but I would like to get the front end level with the rear.
     
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    Looks great by the way!!
     
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    thanks, the ride is a little bit stiffer than stock (the front that is, back seems the same) but i don't really notice it, and the roads where i live are absolutely brutal with cracks, holes, dirt, ice, snow, basically barely a step up from a gravel road.
     
  9. CajunBug73

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    Your truck looks absolutely perfect, it's exactly the kind of set up Im looking for. My only question now is, will this set-up negativly effect the drive shafts for the rear and front for the 4wd? Thanks, your input is greaty appreciated!
     
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    jermoids [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thank you. i have had this setup for two months now and have had ZERO vibrations, axle wrap from the 1" blocks or any other type of issue in two wheel or four wheel drive. i don't think there is really that big of a difference from stock since it's such a minor lift.
     
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    Outstanding Bro! That's a big help. I gotta get some before and after pics for the truck...first Toyota ever!
     
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    Did you get the shocks local in the peg, or did you order online? That's pretty much the exact setup I'm looking at for mine.
     
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    jermoids [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's all around with the fronts set at 1.75" 1" readylift blocks in the back. antenna X shorty antenna. smittybilt step sides. MKW M19 satin black wheels 17x8.5 plasti dip'd front emblem and hood scoop.
    sweet, enjoy it it, i love mine.

    i tried to get them around here but most shops didn't even believe me there was such thing as an adjustable shock/strut, and the ones that said they could get them quoted me no less then $650 for all four. i ordered them from essex in vancouver.
    http://www.bilsteincanada.com/
    $476 shipped and not even a week to get here. good guys.
    you could get them through downsouthmotors i think they're called on this site but i didn't know of them when i got mine and was happy to stay in canada anyway.
     
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    Nice truck, I seen the snow and then realized you're from winterpeg, so had to post, not many prairie boys on here. Actually just held a door open at shell the other day for a manitoban :p I see you look level with a one inch block added? So you must not have the tsb leafs? Mine was level with no rear lift at 1.75 and sr5 coils with tsb leaf, but it might have settled I guess since it (leaf) has been on since new.

    Anyway, I'm rambling.....wanna trade hoods and front clips? :p oooo and headlights too

    It's been -40 here for a while now....taco still starts without being plugged in
     
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    hey thanks. the 2012 sports come with the 4 leaf pack so i don't need the tsb. it actually was level when i measured it, i just thought it looked like it was a little nose high and even felt a bit like i was pointing into the sky when i was driving it, so i threw in the 1" blocks. feels and looks perfect now with them in.
     
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    Okay, One more question....yeah, right LOL., Did you use Aluminum Blocks for the rear and if so, how are they holding up? I'd like to get a lifetime use out of my lift gear! :)
     
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    Looks way better
     
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    i used these, http://www.readylift.com/c-117-toyota-tacoma-6-lug-1-inch-rear-block-kit-1995-2012-2wd-4wd.aspx they are cast iron, it has only been two months, so far so good. i have heard that aluminum blocks are better to use though.

    thanks.
     
  19. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Nice setup! I want!! Haha I hope to have some 5100's within a few months! I would like to go to the 2.5 setting but don't want to buy new UCA's just yet as I still need wheels and tires... ay yi yi I need a few more jobs! Haha
    How's your alignment?? Thanks!
     
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    thanks!
    my alignment seems great, drives perfectly straight
     
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