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which to get..Spacer lift or 5100s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by iRepLONGBEACH, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    iRepLONGBEACH

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    ive been thinking about giving my taco a little lift (about 2.5"-3"). i was hoping to get input on whether to get lift spacers or Bilstein 5100s ? Right now im running 285/70/17s w/o any lift.

    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    5100's and pics.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    JLee

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    Yeah 5100's nuf said :cool:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    Talk to Doug from Toytec..I got a 3 inch spacer lift and a 1 1/2 block in the back... It is AWESOME!!! I am running 265/70/17's...the stance and look is great for the cost.... Granted I only stay on the road..It rides smooth on road, however it is a bit stiff on bumps and holes..but I understand that it is the "lowest" lift on the totem pole..but for my use....great!!!
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    i dont know why youd consider spacers or the 5100s..
    5100s all the way
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    5100s for sure
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    whitetaco02

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    You run 285's with no lift?
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    5100s.. gotta pic of them tires on the stock truck?
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    thanks guys for the input! i think i'll go with the 5100s then.
    @ whitetaco02, ya ive been running like that for a awhile..i had to do some trimming. As of now it only rubs when i fully turn the steering wheel
     
  11. Jun 3, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    @ buzzardsgottaeat, ya i actually took a picture of it when i slapped them on a while back..

    IMAG0129.jpg
     
  12. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Hmmmmm.. i was just thinking ill stick with 265 till i lift, but i have seen a few runnin 285s stock. Plus id have 285/70-16.. inch smaller rim.... hmmmm decisions decisions
     
  13. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    thats cool. i just placed an order for front & rear 5100s. ill probably set the fronts @ 2.5 but not sure about the back yet..gotta find out which settings will make it look leveled.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    do you plan on lifting the rear too? or just up front?
     
  15. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    for now, just the fronts..gonna do some research for the rears
     
  16. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    from what ive read, for the 2nd gens the billys set at 2.5 and a 2" add a leaf will level your taco out. someone correct me if im wrong.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    If you think thats smooth, you'd probably think you're floating on a cloud with 5100s.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I debated this almost from the time I bought my truck (August '07) until a couple months ago when I finally did the lift. You can see my choice to the left there...
     
  19. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    The rear Bilstein 5100's for our rigs aren't adjustable... just really nice shocks. They sit at the stock height.

    The fronts are adjustable because they preload the springs by having a little shelf to move the springs up.
    Since there arent coil springs in the rear they cant be pre loaded (lifted)
     
  20. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    No question. 5100s.
     
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