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Old 07-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100s front & rear (1.75" front, no rear mods)

I know there aren't too many photos of this setup out there, so here's a few for those who are interested. Just got Bilstein 5100 shocks (x4) installed yesterday. The fronts are set at 1.75" with no rear mods and NO rear TSB. The truck sits perfectly level. Rides like an absolute DREAM. So much better than the stock billies. Doesn't feel like I'm riding on wooden wheels any more. I used to dread almost every bump, but now I float over them and barely even notice. I highly recommend this set up to anyone looking to level their truck. Also, with the slight raise up front, I was able to fit 265/70R17 Wrangler Silent Armor A/Ts. Fantastic tire. Kevlar lining provides extra durability and soaks up most road noise. Very smooth. Pics below...
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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I know there aren't too many photos of this setup out there, so here's a few for those who are interested. Just got Bilstein 5100 shocks (x4) installed yesterday. The fronts are set at 1.75" with no rear mods and NO rear TSB. The truck sits perfectly level. Rides like an absolute DREAM. So much better than the stock billies. Doesn't feel like I'm riding on wooden wheels any more. I used to dread almost every bump, but now I float over them and barely even notice. I highly recommend this set up to anyone looking to level their truck. Also, with the slight raise up front, I was able to fit 265/70R17 Wrangler Silent Armor A/Ts. Fantastic tire. Kevlar lining provides extra durability and soaks up most road noise. Very smooth. Pics below...
It looks higher in the front to me. With no TSB I had to set mine at .85, that left it about a 1/4-1/2" low in the front. With the TSB I sit about a 1/4" high in the back, with TSB.

But yea, the ride is great. I love it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
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Looks nose high to me, but not too bad.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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It's nose high. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #5
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and here it is the the same fronts and read TSB...

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...tsb-5100s.html
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #7
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Its a tad higher in the front but not bad at all, I like it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:00 PM   #8
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Where did you buy the 5100's and how much, if you don't mind?
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #9
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Where did you buy the 5100's and how much, if you don't mind?
Downsouth Motorsports website. With the discount (given to TW Forum users) total was $283. Free shipping. They came in 5 days.
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Nice. AAL in the back would make it look even better imo
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:32 PM   #11
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Looks great, IMO.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:02 PM   #12
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #13
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Same setup now and my truck sits 1/2" higher in front. Many other do to see my thread here.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-any-pics.html

Going to go with aal in back @ 1.75 then when I get new tires (265/75/16) will probably go to 2.5 in front as long as no vibes happen with aal in back @ 1.75.

Looks good!
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:06 AM   #14
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yep it looks slightly higher up front but still looks good.
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very nice, same set up as mine, but i have rear TSB c/w
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It's nose high. Sorry to burst your bubble.
I guess that's not a great photo. The parking lot sits on an incline. I flipped the truck around in the spot and then it looked tail high.
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As for measuring, what exactly do I measure to to found out exactly where it sits now? Do I measure to the top of the wheel-well front and back? Under carriage front/back?
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looking good
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I have the 2011 quad cab off road 2wd and did the same set up 1/16" higher in front looks dead even front and back if i went with the .8 setting it would still look to low in the front and if i did a aal or tsb in the back it would be a 1 1/4"-1 1/2" higher again a rake look so this is pretty much the best set up to look level.
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Oh yeah the ride is more comfortable on and off road compared to the stock trd bilsteins
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