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Would this work?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RPain, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    RPain

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    Right now on my 2003 tacoma I'm looking to just level the front and rear with a 2 inch spacer in the front. Would it be possible in the future to add Bilstein 5100's and set them at 1.75 inches and have a 3.75 inch lift in the front? with most likely an AAL in the rear?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    you dont want to do more than 3'' in the front. itl start to mess other stuff up
     
  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    what kind of stuff will get messed up?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    everything. the max lift you can go on stock parts is 3". anything over and you need a drop bracket.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    works for me, lets say I wanted to not do the spacer and instead get bilsteins and set them at 2.5 inches. I heard people have problems with those getting them correctly aligned?
     
  6. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    any lift will have slight difficulty getting aligned if you go 2'' or more and dont get after market upper control arms. but from me (full 3'' of lift) its just the caster thats out so its not like it creats wear on anythign it just makes the truck wander a little bit at highway speeds.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    does it bother you when it wanders?
     
  8. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    I can barely tell to be honest. Iv heard some people complain about it but it doesnt bother me much if any
     
  9. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    i know the wandering bothers me. it makes the steering wheel very touchy and sensitive
     
  10. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    After I did 2.5'' lift on my truck it pulls to the left a little bit but it is not very noticible
     
  11. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    yup. like I said, I know it pisses some people off but i barely notice it
     
  12. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    is having the extra .5 inch with the bilsteins instead of the 2 inch spacer worth the wandering?
     
  13. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    I know a half a inch is noticible in my opinion I did a 2.5 and a 2 would have leveled my truck out that half a inch difference between my front and rear of my truck is bugging the hell out of me. So lol Imo a half a inch is worth what ever little bit of wandering you might get.
     
  14. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    yea the extrra half inch is definantly noticeable. when I went from spacers to coilovers it brought it up another half inch and it made all the difference
     
  15. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Alright thanks for you opinions guys, and also i'm not very good with DIY projects so how much would it cost to get 5100's installed?
     
  16. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    probably (complete guestimation) around 300-400.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    No I dont think that high my dad got new struts and all 4 shocks installed out the door for 500 at schuabs. I would guess 150-200 bucks guessing though
     
  18. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    sweet ill call my local lift shop and see what they quote me
     
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