I have a base model 2012 toyota tacoma DCSB 4x4. ok, so currently at my disposal i have a brand new, full set of 4 (four), bilstein 5100 shocks for my truck, and im going to be installing them myself in about a weeks time, so i just have to know a few more things before i begin the tear down and install (will be borrowing a coil spring compressor to do the front coil over strut disassemble and assembly). Ok, so here are the details on whats going to be installed, Now, the front pair shocks that i will be installing are the adjustable (0inch-2.5 inches of lift) bilstein 5100 shocks and the rear pair of shocks are the non adjustable, non remote reservoir , NO LIFT bilstein 5100 shocks. I will also be reusing the stock front coil springs as i was previously told they were fine to reuse since the bilstein 5100 was designed in mind to reuse the stock front coil spring, just as long as it is not the progressive coil spring used on the TRD offroad package, witch it is not, my truck is the base model witch has the normal, non progressive front coil spring (same as used on the TRD sport package). my BIGGEST and ONLY question is, with the use of the stock, front coil springs, and the use of the front adjustable bilstein 5100 and the rear non adjustable bilstein 5100, and knowing that i will NOT be using my truck to tow anything, or haul anything in the bed etc, here is the question: --> what should i set the front 5100's snap ring to, out of the four (4) height adjustable settings;
1st setting = 0 inch
2nd setting = 1 inch (.85 inch, varying sources of information)
3rd setting = 1.75 inches
4th setting = 2.5 inches
to be as close as possible to be PERFECTLY LEVEL and NOT nose high?? i was told that the 3rd setting of 1.75 inches was the setting to use to level out the truck, but with my circumstances of using the stock front coil springs and rear bilstein 5100's idk what is right.. because all ive found on the forum was guys who used the 5100's with other aftermarket front coil springs such as eibach, ranchero and old man emu with some other rear suspenion set up with the front bilsteins set at 1.75 inches and it looked nose high, and other guys who used the stock coils with the bilsteins set at 1.75 inches and the stock toyota shocks in the rear that also looked slightly nose high. my case is different, im using the 5100's all the way around, so in order to LEVEL my truck without being nose high, should i set the front bilsteins at 1.75 inches, the 3rd setting, or 1 inch, the 2nd setting. my gut is still telling me to go with the 1.75 inches on the 3rd setting but im not sure, some advice and guidance is greatly appreciated, thank you all!