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what do i need to lift the front with bilstein 5100's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by boybands are lame, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Jul 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    can i simply buy the shock and install it or do i need bushing and all that fun stuff because toytecs website says that the billies package front and rear " Front shocks do not include upper bushings or washers, order separately if needed." i was thinking about setting them at 1.75 with the rear stock or maybe getting the package from toytec including front and rear. anyone with that setup it would be greatly appreciated if you could post some pictures and your opinion
     
  2. Jul 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    I used the stock bushings springs and hardware. Didn't order anything extra.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    any chance you have a picture?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    DownSouthMotorSports has them for $299.00
     
  5. Jul 3, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    My 5100's came with new grommets (bushings) & washers for install, below are a few pics.......:cool:

    The one picture of the new shock is exactly how it came w/ new hardware,etc;...:cool: If you've never replaced "coil over" shocks you need to fully understand the dangers involved, notr the nut I'm pointing at in pic, this nut should NEVER be removed until the coil spring is safely & adequately compressed w/ coil spring compressor, anyway the nut in question is the nut that holds the "pre-load".
    If you just try to take it off without doing the afore mentioned proceedure, you stand a very good chance of being severely injured or in some cases, fatalities have occured. If you already know this, I'm sorry for boring you with it & if not then take heed in everything I mentioned to you, hope this helps...........

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  6. Jul 3, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    881 Front coils, Bilstien 5100's all the way front set to "0" Icon Dynamic's mini leafs in rear, stock tires.

    post some before and after pic's, what size tires are you going to run?
     
  7. Jul 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    right now i have 265 75 16 nitto terra grapplers and im planning on running those until they wear out then maybe step up to 285 75's and i will be sure to


    and 4wd where did you get yours?
     
  8. Jul 3, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    I got mine from a local distributor here in San diego called AIS & they supply most the offroad shops around town. I got just the fronts, they
    cost $200 out the door. I know there are cheaper places but these guys are almost always back ordered, so if you want them cheaper, you wait it seems, I wanted mine like right now so a call was made & an hour later I was getting ready to install...:D:D:D

    It was only an extra $20 or so & no waiting for months like some guys in here have....

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  9. Jul 3, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    awesome and thank you for safety bit on the coil did u rent a compressor
     
  10. Jul 4, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    Actually I went to auto zone & left a $50 deposit & they basically let me use it for free.... good deal !!:D

    one more note: There are no specific applications for 5100's for 1st gen. The shock is really spec. for the earlier Tundras, also my 5100's have 4, thats right ,,, 4 settings from stock(bottom groove) up to 2.75" (top groove) alot of guys here think that 2.50" is the 3rd & final setting, I'd tell them to look again. (count your grooves in shock body)
     
  11. Jul 4, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    for what year tundra is that? or even better if for some reason u have the part # from bilsteins if not no worries
     
  12. Jul 4, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    No problem bro', here's your part # BE5-D558-T0 (for the fronts)

    the rears are 5125's don't have specific # for those though
     
  13. Jul 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    The front looks higher than the rear...maybe it's just the pic...
     
  14. Jul 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    No, you are correct theres a little rake to it seeing how I'm still stock in the rear, I had to listen to all this shit about how I have a "bro'" truck now.
    I didn't even know what a bro' truck was...haha:D

    Hey, at least it isn't an F-150....:D
     
  15. Jul 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    Great info about the coil over install, I had no idea. I'm planning on getting some billi's on the taco as soon as I get around to it. I'm looking to gain about 2'' all around. Would billies all around and an AAL in the rear work for this. Thanks...
     
  16. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    I like the bro look,.....( back in the day when we raced muscle car's we lifted the front end for weight transfer off the line) it makes the truck look more aggressive, how much harsher is the ride with the shocks set to 2.75?
     
  17. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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    scroll to about halfway down this page for pics, parts and dimension used - I just did an approx 2" lift. I didn't use an AAL, I went with the whole leaf pack

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...lers-offroad-1st-gen-leaf-replacement-36.html
     
  18. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    I'm sure about the 5100's in front & you should get 2" w/AAL if your current leafs aren't completely sacked..:cool:
     
  19. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    I'm currently @ 2" & not harsh at all, I mean the ride is a little stiffer but not at all harsh from additional "preload" from adjustment....:cool:
     
  20. Jul 6, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    just ordered mine hopefully no issues other than they are back ordered a month
     
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