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its not for me ('14 frontier) my son wants to do it to his 12yr old tacoma. just wondering if just shocks alone is a good ideal. will read the article, thanks
 

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its not for me ('14 frontier) my son wants to do it to his 12yr old tacoma. just wondering if just shocks alone is a good ideal. will read the article, thanks
These are two totally different trucks with two totally different suspensions. The 5100s might act totally different on a Taco. This is the kind of info we need up front.

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its not for me ('14 frontier) my son wants to do it to his 12yr old tacoma. just wondering if just shocks alone is a good ideal. will read the article, thanks
Any info you get from this site (about suspension, performance, bodywork, ... beyond a general idea of what you might want to research) will be COMPLETELY (well, ok, not completely complete) USELESS. Fronties & Tacos are 2 entirely different animals. Tacos don't tolerate as much CV angle, for example. BUT their control arms are longer (which is what we all seek when going TS). Suggest you look on a Taco site for Taco recommendations. Very few here will have the first hand knowledge to help.
All I can say is a friend I wheel with is sitting at 3 inches of lift using coilovers. Don't know what he has for UCAs, CVs, rear driveshaft extension, ... (I do know he has OME front&rear)

These are two totally different trucks with two totally different suspensions. The 5100s might act totally different on a Taco. This is the kind of info we need up front.

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I run my 5100s at 1 1/2 inch lift. My Fronty seems to handle much better with the Bilsteins.


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I had a 2 inch lift with Bilstein's on my 1998 Tacoma. This was way before the 5100s hit the scene. They had an adjustable threaded barrel that attached to the Bils with a slightly stiffer spring rate. I bought them through Downey offroad(think they are now defunct). If memory serves 2.5" was max for CVs. I Loved it, made the truck look and handle much better than stock. No issues with camber/caster..
 
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