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what is needed to install blisten 5100?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by marintacoma, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Jun 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM
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    marintacoma

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    hi i read through all the blisten fourms but didnt get a complete awnser, my goal is to lift the front 2 inches without spacers. i have access to a lift and all shop tools and want to install blisten 5100s as they seem to be the cheapest option, any opinions? is all i need the shocks, and i can just replace the stock shocks and use the same coils? i have a 2004 toyota tacoma 4x4 trd. thanks!
     
  2. Jun 25, 2012 at 1:05 AM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    All you need is a good spring compressor and you're good to go.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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    Yep thats about it, there are a few videos showing how to install them too they should help you out...
     
  4. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    Air tools will cut your install time down considerably.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    So I don't need new coils or anything? I only plan on getting 2 shocks for the front to level out my ride and have them set at 2 inches, what do you guys think?
     
  6. Jun 25, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    You do not need new coils. And the settings are 0", 1", and 2.5"
     
  7. Jun 25, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    If you buy the 5100s for all four springs, is it necessary to get AAL?
     
  8. Jun 25, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    Thanks Wolfpack, is there a need need to buy all four 5100's?

    I will probably buy all four either way because the idea of having two performance shocks and two stock seems kinda ghetto to me.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    hooray for cheaper links! I am planning on purchasing all four 5100s, but I definitely DO NOT want a bro-lean at all. I don't think I have the TSB, so I'll probably have to do AAL.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    definitely do all four. the rear billys make the back seem much more together
     
  11. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    do you guys think a 2.5 inch in front with everything else stock would look bad? im going to get new michelin 265/70/16 ltx at2, the stock size soon as well
     
  12. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    yea ill probably have it set at 1.75 so it looks more level thanks, now i just need to find somewhere to buy the shocks, possibly 4wheel parts
     
  13. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    Since you're a 1st Gen, you only have the 0", 1" and 2.5" lift options.
     
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    Nah, there were 2 people asking questions, OP with a 2004 and the other guy with a 2011. Suspension section might need a subforum also, this type of confusion seems to happen a lot.
     
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    Stock size looks too small on a lifted truck.
    Mine with 3" lift and stock size tires (30.47")
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    With 255/85/16s (33.3")
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    FYI to the OP, if you are using your stock coils, you might as well just buy a preload spacer. 5100's do the same thing, just from the bottom of the shock.

    Get some eibach coils for the extra $170, you'll be glad you did!

    stock coils are progressive, and ride like crap when compressed, eibachs are non progressive, and can be preloaded a bit without change in ride.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    I cant speak to 5100s set at 2.5, but there is no comparison in the ride quality between a 2" coil spacer and billies set at 1.75. At 1.75 and below 5100s ride better than the stock OR set up. Spacers ride like a log truck.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    5100's will ride better than a spacer of equal preload because the 5100's are valved to properly dampen the stiffer spring rate, while your stock shocks are not.
     
  20. Jun 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Settings are 0, .85, 1.75 and 2.5.
     
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