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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05offroad, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Jan 29, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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    05offroad

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    I just got my new bilstein 5100s and after weeks of tracking a set down i finally had them put on today at street trenz in santee....WOW. Did exactly what i wanted. set the front at 2.5 after debating wether to go 2.5 or 1.85 over and over again. My main concern was alignment with my stock UCAs and im definitally glad i went with 2.5. leveled the truck nicely and alignment is PERFECT!!!! I highly recomend street trenz to anyone interested in a lift Eric does an amazing job. A really good guy too
     
  2. Jan 29, 2010 at 5:07 AM
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    Glad to hear the alignment went okay but what about the ride?

    How does it compare to the stock TRD shocks in ride and handling?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    I love mine as well! The ride is awesome!
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    the ride is a little stiffer then factory but nothing uncomfortable. Its only a slight difference. my girlfriend said she cant even tell a difference ha
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    If you don't mind, how much did the install set you back?
     
  6. Jan 29, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Can you post the alignment sheet?
     
  7. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    +1
     
  8. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Quick question about these shocks, I've seen a lot of people on here talking about them and would just like something clarified. From what I've read, I can install these shocks to replace the front shocks, and have them set so that the truck is level. Is there anything else that I would need to install or are the shocks the only thing?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    you MIGHT need UCAs
     
  10. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    New shocks cost me 450 installed with alignment. think labor was about 80

    Sorry I didnt get an alignment sheet


    All you need parts wise will be the Shocks...but if you plan on doing it yourself youre going to need access to a spring compressor. and you have to take your old shock apart and reinstall your old coils onto the new shocks. i considered doing it myself after having done it with a freind on his truck this past summer...but I dont have the time anymore now that schools started again.

    And Ive heard yes and no on UCAs...i didnt get them and my alignment feels fine. but a lot of people suggest getting them on here so its probably something to look into.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    I would bet money that your Caster is out of specs. Unless you have aftermarket UCA's
     
  12. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    ok. it feels fine to me right now but i dont want to damage anythnig by leaving it if something is wrong. What can happen if i leave it how it is?? and Im thinking about new UCAs but dont have the money right now.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    You shouldnt hurt anything by not running them. The only thing less Caster affects, is the wandering of the vehicle. If it drives fine, I wouldnt sweat it.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    ok thanks. if it feels fine now is there any chance it will losen up and ill get that wondering feeling? Im probably still going to get UCAs when I can mainly because I hope to switch to coilovers some day, but if it will help with the bilsteins untill then ill try and get some soon
     
  15. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    It shouldnt "Loosen up". If you feel the truck wander when driving over rutted roads, windy conditions, etc., the new UCA's would help.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    oh ok thanks for the heads up. your truck looks awesome by the way
     
  17. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Thanks :)
     
  18. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Did you lift the rear?
     
  19. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    haha im going to put pics on later this afternoon it was dark when i got it out of the shop and pictures dont come out good in my garage but ill have some later. and i havent done anything to the rear yet. plan on getting an AAL but cant afford it right now. Schools expensive :eek::eek::eek:
     
  20. Jan 29, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    is this UCA/caster thing only an issue with the 5100's max? or is it possibly a minor deal at 1.85?
     
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