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Tuff Country Lift Removal, switch to Bilstein 5100's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Thetoolman, May 20, 2013.

  1. May 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    Thetoolman

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    Hey everybody,
    I just joined this site, I've been creeping it for a lot of info regarding my truck and figured I should join up and ask some questions. My name is Tim and I live in Victoria, B.C.

    I recently bought an 02 Tacoma (2WD, Prerunner, Double cab) that came with a crappy lift that the previous owner installed (Tuff Country) and after driving it for a while I got fed up with the terrible ride and bought some Bilstein 5100's. I dont want to keep the truck lifted, I want to put her back to stock height, except I want have it ride level. Here comes my question: What preset do I put on the struts to keep it riding level? They have 3 settings (didn't come with instructions, but from my creeping im guessing the settings are: 0, 1.75, 2.5)

    More info:
    Struts part # BE5-D558-T0
    Shocks # BE5-D559-T0
    BE5-D560-T0

    Gap between rear tire and wheel well: 9.5"
    Gap between front tire and wheel well: 9"

    Truck has a canopy installed

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. May 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    They don't have the .85 inch setting for first gen tacos?
     
  3. May 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    Thetoolman

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    That sounds like it would make more sense than 1.75" considering the distance between the presets. To be entirely honest I'm not sure though. The distance between the grooves is 9/16"
     
  4. May 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    Justus

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    or according to toytec

     
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  5. May 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Thanks for the pic brock, I'd set it at the 1 inch setting that should be the closest for you...
     
  6. May 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    Thetoolman

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    Thanks fellas,
    I'll post some pics when the work is done.
     
  7. May 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    ur welcome
     
  8. May 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    Thetoolman

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    Did the install yesterday, after the struts settled down a bit the front is 1" higher than the rear. Damn... I guess the canopy does factor in quite a bit of weight. Time to pull the struts and move the clip.
     
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