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    I'd like to level off the front of my '04 2WD Tundra and it was recommended that I use the adjustable 5100's in combination with spacers. For example, set 5100's to 1" height and get 1" spacers. Does anyone have this setup? How is the ride? Since I have a 2WD, I shouldn't have to do any other suspension mods should I?

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    who recommend this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossman77 View Post
    I'd like to level off the front of my '04 2WD Tundra and it was recommended that I use the adjustable 5100's in combination with spacers. For example, set 5100's to 1" height and get 1" spacers. Does anyone have this setup? How is the ride? Since I have a 2WD, I shouldn't have to do any other suspension mods should I?
    Think about what your saying . Bilstien 5100 set for 1" of lift stacked with a 1" spacer to equal 2" of total lift? That is pointless.The bilstien 5100 will provide the two inches without the spacers , and will spare the extra strain on your suspention. Most people get the 5100 to ditch the spacers. So dont listen to the genius who told you to use both.

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    The 5100s provide 0-2.5 inches if lift, so a spacer is not necessary. I set mine on the 4th notch and my 01 is level.
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    I have 5100s on my drop bracket spindle/spacer lift they are only on the second notch to help keep my tires from rubbing. But what was originally posted makes no sense
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    Your buddies at AJUSA recommended it

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    guess their only good employee leaving really put them in the hurt locker. maybe you should try the guy @ mrt motorsports. he's actually got a Gen1 Tundra.
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    Cant go wrong with wheelers offroad .

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    Think I'll leave mine as is considering it is a 2WD. I'll eventually get a 4WD and do it right with a complete suspension lift kit. This is what I envision:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossman77 View Post
    Think I'll leave mine as is considering it is a 2WD. I'll eventually get a 4WD and do it right with a complete suspension lift kit. This is what I envision:

    Toyota Tundra 5" Suspension Lift Kit 2005-2006 - Tuff Country #55902
    That 4.5" lift kit is the ugliest, scariest damn lift idea I've ever seen. A spindle extension? Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post
    That 4.5" lift kit is the ugliest, scariest damn lift idea I've ever seen. A spindle extension? Seriously?
    Remmy,That's what is on my truck lol . I don't like it one bit. I'll be doing either an rcd or sas when I can afford it.
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    Yeah...I look at that kit, and it just seems a bad idea in more ways than one, least of which is the UBJ "extensions"....I couldnt imagine running any kind of two-piece "extended" spindle...If yer gonna mess with spindles, I couldnt see anything less than a one-piece cast or forged aftermarket design, that is beefier, or gusseted, over stock dimensions.
    If anyone is gonna spend that kinda coin on a "sub-frame" lift like that, I would think they would be better served just doing an SAS....But then I'm biased: the majority of my Toyota history is from dealing with old-school leaf-sprung, solid axle trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZapcoTundra View Post
    Remmy,That's what is on my truck lol . I don't like it one bit. I'll be doing either an rcd or sas when I can afford it.
    Sorry Zap... no offense intended. I know that there are a few folks out there running it. It just looks frightening!
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    I didn't mean that exact lift kit, I was referring to the picture of that black Tundra. I would love to have that truck. What kind of lift kit is recommended then? I'd be willing to spend a couple grand on it.

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    If I was spending a couple grand on suspension for a 1-Gen, I would run a pair of Fox or King 2.5" resi coilovers cranked to 2.5" of lift + Camburg uniball UCAs + Mastercraft limit straps w/ clevis mounts installed for the front. Out back, I'd have the Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL (w/ OL leaf retained; I think the OEM leaf packs are fine -- after a little help) + valve-matched Fox or King rear shocks.

    Any $$$ left over I would invest in brake upgrades.
    Last edited by Remmy700P; 02-27-2013 at 11:11 AM.
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