How much can I expect front end to settle

alleycat

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I installed the following on my 2005 with my goal to simply level the truck.

Front - Bilstein 5100 adjustable (on lowest setting)
Front - OME 885 Coil
Rear - Bilstein 5100
Rear - Stock Coils
Wheels - 2018 4 Runner 17" wheels
Tires - BFG 275/70/17

As it sits, the front is just under an inch higher than the rear. Although it may not appear so in the pic, the stance looks awkward. How much can I expect the front to settle over time? I realize I could lift the rear some but I really don't want additional height. I was surprised that the Bilsteins on the lowest setting elevated the front so much. Thanks IMG_0153.jpg IMG_0153.jpg
 

GTV

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Sorry I don't have an answer for you but I doubt they will settle an inch. I'm curious as to why you didn't just use 5100's with the stock springs? Third notch brings it up to level. Simple.
 

alleycat

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Good question. I don't recall what I read that caused me to go with the OME's but I believe I'm going to put stock back on. The 885's ride as hard as a rock as well. I appreciate the reply.
 

GTV

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I really like the look of a simple leveled Sequoia on 32's. I'm going a similar route. Your truck is looking good, even if it is a little nose high.
 

alleycat

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Thanks. Those 4 Runner wheels worked out great. I'm after hooking my boat up to this rig and seeing the amount of squat, I'm thinking now that I need stiffer springs in back. Trying to figure out what if any spring would give me stiffness and only 1" of additional height. I'm not opposed to a 1" coil spacer but I'm having a tough time locating a 1" size for rear.
 

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I haven't looked a lot for rear springs but I think the minimum is about 2", you can use factory 100 springs or the OME 2862's. I also haven't been able to locate a 1" rear spring spacer. The rear 5100's they market for these trucks are actually too short, the 4600's are about 3" longer fully extended and work a lot better. The rear 5100's won't be happy at all if you lift it.
Did you swap the factory front springs back in yet?