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2015 Toyota Tundra DC SR5 5.7L
Uh... you might want to rethink the coil spacers with the adjustable Bilsteins. Also, the rear 5100s are only rated up to 1" of additional lift.
This setup makes no sense. Am I missing something here?i know waht you guys are saying , and before i bought all this i called toy tec and they said it was fine to do this and 4 wheel parts said the same as long as the 5100's are set to stock height ! which they are ! when i ordered my parts i even have a third party, my mechanic tell me its fine as long as im not doin any crazy s#@t with the truck
plus along this i also hav a 1.5 '' spacer to fit the 305's . . . .
Not stupid. Just learning like the rest of us!yes i now know after all is said and done that i should take out the spacer and adjust the shocks , stupid me
now im gonna b worrying about the ball joints till i redo it . . oh joy
can i adjust the struts my self ?
As was posted earlier, a coil spacer on top of the adjustable Bilstein 5100s is a bass-ackwards install. It's like buying mudders but cutting the lugs off because you really needed street tires. Just doesn't make a whole lotta sense.If you have your 5100 at the lowest setting (bottom notch) with the 3" Toytec spacers you should be fine...
OK, simile eludes you - and you missed the point entirely.What if he was going from a nonTRD and wanted bilsteins??? This way you get the performance from the shock and the full 3" of lift from the spacer. Its nothing like buying Muds and cutting the lugs off.
That's part of my point. Remember the OP's original intent: lift. I'm also adding that you don't have to have a sub-par setup if you have the 5100s installed. If his intent was to use spacers and not use the adjustable capabilities on the 5100s, why did he pay $200 for them when he could have just replaced the stock shocks with the cheapest Ranchos he could find and then jam the spacers in there?So are you saying that putting the 3" spacer on a stock shock is the same as putting it on the 5100's at bottom notch?
That's a lazy man's way to look at it. It should be done right. He has already invested the $$$, so he should capture the benefit.I'm not trying to say what he did was the best way to lift a truck but it does work. There is no need to change the set up now if its all said and done.