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5100s all around w/ Coachbuilder shackles

Hey all! Relatively new to the forum--I've been creeping for a few months but this is my first post. I have a brand new white SR5 CM 4x4 on the way, delivery next week, and I'm trying to figure out what I want do re suspension lift. At this point, I'm thinking about going with the 5100s all around. But I really want to maintain some rake because I plan to use the truck to tow a trailer and boat with some regularity and I don't want SBS (saggy butt syndrome). I'm thinking about going with the Coachbuilder shackles on the rear (which I've seen a lot of people say they prefer over a block or add a leaf--do you agree?) but I don't know if going that route will mean that I need some longer shocks in the rear. That is, will the 5100s still work even with the shackles installed or do I need a longer shock?

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You'd only need the shackle if you went over a certain point up front with the 5100's. Are you doing 5100's to lift or for a better ride?


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I'm adding the bilsteins for the lift. I want to set them to the highest setting up front, which is why I'd be adding the shackles (i.e., to maintain some rake).
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I have no experience either way. But the shackles seem to be the preferred way to lift the rear of the Tundra and are much easier then blocks


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The rear 5100 allows for up to an inch of lift.

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You're talking my exact setup. Went with 5100's on all 4. I did the top setting with 2 Coach Builder shims on the driver side, & 1 on the passenger. For the rears I used the CB +2 Shackles with the Polly Bushings. I absolutely love the ride, and am glad I spent the xtra money. I've got a 1" rake which works for me since I never tow, or haul anything.

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Forgot to mention, but I dropped the front differential while I was at it, and put on the spacers so my skid plate wouldn't hit. Coach Builder included spacers to drop the carrier bearing. Did it all by my lonesome, & wasn't the easiest, but I got'r done.
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I did the 5100's at the top setting but I used the Toytec shackles on their top setting. It sits about perfect now except I need new tires and rims to finish it off.

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I only went about 2.5" in the front, sits level. But add any weight in the bed and it will be lower as I only have 1/8-1/4 rake.


I have thought about shackles. If you do anything in the rear a shackle is the way to go.


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I want to set them to the highest setting up front
Why? Could use the middle setting, leave the rear alone, and it would ride and handle better.

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Forgot to mention, but I dropped the front differential while I was at it, and put on the spacers so my skid plate wouldn't hit. Coach Builder included spacers to drop the carrier bearing. Did it all by my lonesome, & wasn't the easiest, but I got'r done.
That's exactly what I'm planning to do. But I want to use the +3 Coachbuilders if I can.
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I did the 5100's at the top setting but I used the Toytec shackles on their top setting. It sits about perfect now except I need new tires and rims to finish it off.
The top setting on the toytec shackles is 1.5" lift, right? And the 5100s were still long enough in the rear?
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Why? Could use the middle setting, leave the rear alone, and it would ride and handle better.
Not gonna BS you. I like the look with it lifted more. Can sacrifice a little bit in ride quality to look bad ass. And if someone says, well an inch more won't make a huge difference, I say that's not what your wife said.
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CB Shackles are definitely the way to go. Those bad boys make a huge difference on the handling, and it's a pretty easy install.
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That is correct, 1 1/2" lift. As far as I know they are, I didn't install them myself I had a shop do it.

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