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Yet another suspension question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by minuteman, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    minuteman

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    This was probably answered on another thread so I apologies in advance. I've read around and the Bilstein 5100's seem to be the best choice for a shock upgrade with a slight lift in the front to level it if I go with the 1.75". I'm wanting to match the shocks with a set of Bilstein 5100's in the rear also. My question is can I get away with buying a set with no lift (0") so that I do not need to do an AAL or no matter what, if i go with these shocks in the rear I have to do an AAL? Thanks for the help.

    I'm new to the forum and am in love with my 2012 Double Cab Long bed.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    TRSJimmy

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    I'm not sure if I understand your question but I'll try to answer it anyway. When you buy 5100s, you have 4 notches you can set it to. 0" 0.85" 1.75" & 2.5". Just remember, the rears are not adjustable. You can run 5100s in the rear with & without an AAL.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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    Ok so if I order them from Down South MotorSports I should go with part 24-186728 for the rears because they would work with the 1.75" setting that I would have with the fronts.

    Sorry is if this is confusing. Suspension questions seem to never be as easy as they should be.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    correct. you can set the front at whatever you want and it will not change the rear
     
  5. Mar 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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    Rear 5100s yes you can get away with them but there won't be much play in the shocks at all. My rears were maxed out with a crappy 1.25 inch rear block in the back. Those are gone now with the new suspension. Toytec also sells shock extensions to help with that and get a little more shock back if you know what I mean? I tried using them but just didn't like it.

    I bought new standard length 5100s with the extensions for my Dakar rear, long story short I was a fool to buy standard length shocks for those springs and had to get longer 5100s. Sold them on here to get my money back blah blah blah.

    If you want to just street your truck then your fine with (0) lift shocks but if you want to play around with some wheeling and stuff all the time I'd look a different route or maybe just some shock extenders and call it good.

    Thanks

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  6. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    minuteman

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    thank you all for your help. I will be placing an order in the coming weeks.
     

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