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Toytec/Eibach lift coils vs spacers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bee, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Sep 30, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    Recently i just swapped out all the shocks/struts for some 5100's and instead of replacing the lift spacers with some coils which i thought about doing but wanted to save a little xtra cash. Now the rear end feels great but the front feels just about the same maybe a little better i can feel every little bump and on the fire roads its pretty harsh. So my question is how much lift will i get with the Eibach coils if i set the 5100's @ 0? i really like the stance/height i got on it now but i absolutely hate the ride quality. I already have a AAL in the rear and its pretty even now but will i have to get a new AAL to level it out if i get the Eibach coils? And how is the ride quality on the Eibach's paired with the 5100's? Anyone with this setup care to share? I dont know hot much lift i got now cause the PO had put the spacers/AAL on. here are some pics.

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  2. Sep 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Not trying to sound like an ass, but you wasted your money. Go with the Eibachs and you won't look back. There are several threads you can search for about Eibach coils.

    Nice looking truck though.:D
     
  3. Sep 30, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    Yeah, The Eibach's and 5100's set at zero will definitely give you a better ride over those spacers.

    Just out of curiousity, why don't you have the 5100's set at like 2.5" instead of running the spacers?

    If you run the Eibach's and 5100's set at zero, they are going to give you a little over 3" of lift in the front. This will surely give the truck a little 'bro lean' meaning that the front end will be a little higher than the rear. Of course there are several different options of raising the back more if it bothers you.

    P.S., those tires look like they offer a rough ride down the road!
     
  4. Sep 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    on the Bilsteins? cause everything else was put on by the PO.
     
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    The coils ride nice if you keep your tire pressure down. They are stiff, but they do great on the dirt!

    I would remove the coil spacer and set the strut at 2.5 for now. I assume it would help some.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    i left the spacers because i was afraid that it would change the lift and get them "leans" and yes i hate them tires i cant wait till they wear out.
     
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    Judging off the Uca, it looks like you're over the 2.5 mark. They don't look much different than mine.
     
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    so is there any way i can lift the back to level it out with the front after I put on the Eibach coils? maybe a new set of AAL's? So i can order every thing at once. I really hate that bro lean.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Those tires will look funny if you get an AAL. I would just remove the spacer and set the front to either 1.75 or 2.5 and see how you like it. The less lift the better the ride.
     
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    that is a bigass spacer haha. So you think i would still get that "bro lean" after the Eibach coils?
     
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    New set of AAL's? I think you might be referring to your leaf packs. A set of AAL's (add a leafs) will lift the back of your truck up for cheap.
     
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    yeah a new add a leaf i have some back there now but dont know if it will be leveled out with the front if i put in the Eibach coils.
     
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    To answer the question, my truck sits about level most of the time with the Toytec AAL. My leafs were at negative arch before the AAL, so when I add any weight it likes to squat some.

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    I've recently had problems with the drivers side leaning. I added 160 pounds of sand to the passenger side rear and now both sides sit evenly at 2.5 inches in the rear and 3 1/4 in the front. Just enough lean to make the haters hate.
     
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    Spacers and blocks suck in general man.

    Get the Eibachs, and join the club. You wont regret it.
     
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    Shackles and new leaf packs will work better then just an AAL. WAY more pricey tho. But definitely worth it in the long run.
     
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    Shackles look like crap.
     
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    no they don't. Give you lots of droop too
     
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    It was my main reason for getting a different lift. Got tired of seeing big ugly shackles hanging out. Not to mention they prematurely wear out leafs.
     
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    I don't mind mine. And all the more reason for me to get Expos next time :cool:

    How long were yours?
     
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