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Which springs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04trd4x4AL, May 22, 2011.

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Which Springs?

Poll closed Jun 21, 2011.
  1. Eibach

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  2. ome 881

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  1. May 22, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    04trd4x4AL

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    Tint , Deck Plate, debadged, Bil 5100's set @ 2.5 up front, Bil 5100 in the rear and AAL. Diff drop. B.A.M.F brake proportioning bracket.
    Ok quick poll and info if you want too. Just ordered my Bilsteins 5100 on all 4 corners. 2" wheelers AAL. Now on to the hard part which springs. I will not be having any extra weight on the front. Ok sorry 1st gen
     
  2. May 22, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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  3. May 22, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Set the 5100s at 0 and get OME 881s.
     
  4. May 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    lonzorizo

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    Eibach's alone give over 3" for a first gen. I wouldn't run eibach's if your not plannin on a bumper and/or winch. It is inevitable that you will blow a cv('s).
     
  5. May 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    :eek: then excuse my ignorance

    i kinda figured they were like the 2 gens. do they provide 3" exactly a lil more or what?
     
  6. May 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    For ~3" I'd say 882s for ~2" I'd say 881s with 1/2" top plate spacers.
     
  7. May 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Also the first gen billys only have settings for 0, 1.25, and 2.5"
     
  8. May 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    3" or a little more. Definitely harsh on the CVs
     
  9. May 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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    what about diff drop???

    oh and i thought the only real problem you run into lifting it 3-3.5"s is that the cv boots are to short..... therefore ripping/tearing them when you flex therefore letting dirt into cv's and ruining them.

    please let me know if im wrong
     
  10. May 22, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Tint , Deck Plate, debadged, Bil 5100's set @ 2.5 up front, Bil 5100 in the rear and AAL. Diff drop. B.A.M.F brake proportioning bracket.
    I did order the diff drop also. Just went to toytech website and they say they are out of stock with eibach's.
     
  11. May 22, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    i need to get up to date with the first gen stuff...
     
  12. May 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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  13. May 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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  14. May 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Diff drops help at 3" (on 99% of first gens) but for me at least they don't totally cure vibes. There are still some that I get at 55ish but it's no big deal. You are correct though it's really the boots not the shafts. The fins of the boots rub against eachother until they rip themselves apart. Sometimes they will rip off when flexing as well. Keep in mind every truck is different. Some won't have any cv boot issues at 3" with no diff drop, some will not be able to handle a true 3" lift whatever you do.
     
  15. May 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    ya theres a right up on lengthing your cv boots so basically eliminated the probelm
     
  16. May 23, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    That'll help with the fins but I can't imagine it helping with what you were describing as stretching out the boots until they slide off. However from what I've heard the boot slide mod has worked well for everyone who has done it. I'll probably attempt it next time I have to change a boot
     
  17. May 29, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    correct me if im wrong, but the settings on the 5100s are accurate to the stock coils correct? Dont mean to thread jack or anything
     
  18. May 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    Just my opinion......but the 5100's aren't a good combo with the 881 coil. I ran the setup for a while,and after around 18k miles.....got some nitrochargers. To replace the 5100's....good to go now.
     
  19. May 29, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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  20. Jun 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    X2 if your going to run 5100's get Eibach coils if you want 881's get OME nitrochargers.
     
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