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One more lift/leveling question.

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by BGS41, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Nov 24, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    BGS41

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    I know you guys get tired of the same old questions from us newbies but I have been reading suspension threads for a couple of days and still need some clarification. My 2000 ac 2wd is totally stock and it looks to me like most of the suspension is original with 200k n it. My plans for this truck are changing, now I would say it has gone from a work truck sitting in storage till I need it to sharing daily driver duties with my rubicon. I drive a whopping five miles to work daily. My goals are 1 safe, 2 good ride, 3 a little beefier look. I have a great suspension guy in town and plan to le him swap ball joints and make sure brakes are up to snuff. I run 5100’s on my scout and love them, and plan to put them on the front of my truck for a little lift and level. Here’s my question, if your going for good ride, with occasional light load/towing would you put 5100s on the rear or go back with the yellow and blue ones. I know my 5100’s are petty stiff on the scout and that suits it well. Are they the best option for a road only pickup? And would this be the correct set if I decide to go w all 5100.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    5100 all around will make it handle better.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    Do it! Billy Bobs 5100 are a great value and perform nicely on the streets/highways/tow/haul. I like mine.

    My fronts are set to one notch up from stock height (bottom lowest setting) which basically makes the truck still look stock height. I would not go higher or it will effect your ride quality adversely.

    Go 5100 on the rear as they work nicely back there. I think the shaft rod is larger on the 5100 vs 4600 iirc and this is the reason they are a little stiffer, but firm the truck up for tow/haul in a better way for handling purposes. Street driving is fun.

    On a personal note, next round of shocks I’ll keep newer 5100’s on the rear and do those 6112 dealies up front along with new front coils as these coils will need to be replacing by that time. Do it all once.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    Thanks hand model. Is that link I posted above the correct set, and I assume Amazon’s price is about as well as a fellow could do?
     
  6. Nov 24, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    Not sure, but you should do your due diligence on this one. I had a shop do my work as it was a major front end rebuild. They bought all the parts and provided the labor. You can double check parts accuracy via Bilstiens website I believe. Just enter your info or call them.
     

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