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What Leveling kit do I use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ScottyKC, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    ScottyKC

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    I want to install a leveling kit, there are 1.5", 2", 2.25" and 2.5" available. Which one do I use? I would like to see picture of what other members have done. I haven't decided between just a leveling kit or a 3" lift???
     
  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    5100's or you could get a 19" body lift and run 39.5's.. BTW welcome!
     
  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    5100 will give you either .85", 1.75" or 2.5" of lift. Very versatile and relatively cheap
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    LMAO!!!! :rofl:

    x2 I think Billy 5100s are the best way to get rid of a trucks rake :)
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    Should I install 5100 in fron and rear? Will the rear give me any lift?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    Are the 3" ToyTec Spacers any good? Would it look nice if its only the front lifted?
     
  7. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    have you got the tsb done??
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    No lift in the rear from them aal or tsb for that
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    Bought the truck used 1 month ago. Has 20,000 miles. How would I know if the TSB was done?
     
  10. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Look at your rear leaf springs. If you have three leafs then you don't have the TSB done. If you have 4 leafs then you do have it.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    look and see if you have three leaf springs or four. tsb is four lifts it about inch and a half
     
  12. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    Also since yours is an 08 if the TSB was done I believe you would have the updated Bilstein shocks all around.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Why on the 08's did they get new Bilstein's? I have a 2010 and got the TSB done, they swapped my billys out for some genaric toyota brand! Anyone know?
     
  14. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    I used the Old Man Emu struts (+2.75 inches) and already had 4 leafs in the rear when I bought mine used. I ended up adding a 1" block in the rear because it was slightly lower after the front was raised.

    This method caused vibrations at 35-40 mph, so I did a carrier bearing drop, which madethings moderately better but did not do away with the vibes.

    In my '05 DCab sport, I used an AAL and front spacers, and liked the ride better than what I have now with OME...it was nice and smooth and no vibes.

    My 2006 with OME struts:

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    My 2005 with spacers and AAL:

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  15. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    In the 05-08 they swapped the old shocks to the Bilsteins on non-TRD trucks.
    09-10 I believe they don't update the shocks. If you have a TRD OR and they took your Bilsteins maybe they made a mistake. I had the TSB done and they didn't change my shocks, only the rear leafs.
     
  16. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Thanks, I brought it to there attention when I picked it up but they were so busy with the recall crap they wouldn't find out what they were supposed to do.:confused:
     
  17. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Here's the TSB to include 2010 models:
    T-SB-0305-08(2010 Models).pdf
     
  18. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    See what it says though:

    The 2009 – 2010 model year non-TRD Option Package Truck is already equipped with updated​
    shock absorbers and bump stops. Do NOT replace the shock absorbers or bump stops.
     
  19. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    Right. 09-10 shocks should not be changed according to what the TSB says. That's why I would think the dealer messed up.
     
  20. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    One thing you could do is since it appears they messed up, you could try buying a set of the Bilstein 5100s (good luck finding any in stock) from downsouth motorsports and see if the dealer will install them for you free of charge. It'd be worth a shot to try asking if they would be willing to do that.
     
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