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Which size extended travel?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SETX, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. SETX

    SETX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered eibach coils and a 2" aal for a 3 inch lift, tomorrow im ordering bilstein 5100 for the front. But for the back im getting bilstein 5125 (http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-135588-bilstein-5125-series-performance-shocks.html) these ARE the right ones huh? Im not sure which size valving and travel I should get to accomodate for the 2inch aal? :confused:

    Edit: also, noob question, but can someone explain what a tsb on the leaf is and if i need one?
    Thanks
     
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    Sublime Well-Known Member

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    You'll want to measure your compressed and extended lengths without the shocks to match the lengths.
     
  3. SETX

    SETX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Umm..how do I go about doing that?
     
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    Bobber Bill Well-Known Member

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    We need more info on your truck. Is it a 1st or 2nd gen? What year? Straight 4 or V6? 5 or 6 lug?

    That being said, a quick phone call to Downsouth Motorsports is all it takes. They should know exactly what you need with all the Tacoma suspensions they sell
     
  5. SETX

    SETX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Its a 2001 v6 6lug...but what about tsb..do I need it? I thought it hadsomething to do with the amount of leaves I have already?
     
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    Cr250jumper Señor member

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    X2. DSM will be able to tell you exactly what you need
     
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    I would think that a 10" travel shock would work well for you, but I'm just speculating based on similar lifts on 2nd gens.

    TSB for a 2001? Really?
     
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    Idk what a tsb is that's Why I was wonderin.
     
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    Bobber Bill Well-Known Member

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    TSB stands for Technical Service Bulletin. When a manufacturer feels there is something that needs fixing and/or replacing on a vehicle that's already been produced and sold they issue a TSB.

    But they're not around forever and dealers hate doing them
     
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