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Old 02-16-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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Bilstein settings

Have a set on order. What is everyone running for height setting on these shocks??

i don't want it to ride to rough but i think i'm going to try the 2.5 setting with an 1.5 AAL in the rear.

any pictures or suggetions are appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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2.5 with an AAL.
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It totally depends on what size tire you are wanting to run.

With 285s I would set them to 2.5 as you have to I think?

With 265s I would set them to 1.75 (nothing looks worse than too much lift for too small of tires)

I kept my TRD Off-road wheels and have BF All-Terrain 265/75/16s. I have the rear TSB and am getting my Bilsteins set at 1.75 and put on this thursday 2/19/09.
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right now i have bfg muds that are a goofy 255/65/17 size. got them dirt cheap brand new.
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those new tires are are a little smaller than the stockys. skip the aal and set the 51's at stock
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how do you adjust them?
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:41 PM   #8
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how do you adjust them?
remove wheel and coilover and take co to a suspension shop
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #9
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When I have some spare cash Ima get the 5100s set at 2.5 and the toytec AAL with the 265/75/16s I have on there now. Once I get more money I will do the 885 coils and UCAs
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Here I am @ 1.75" running 265/75/16's. In my opinion, this is how our trucks should come from the factory. (or at least when ordering the offroad package )



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hey Kropper, have you had the rear leaf spring TSB performed on your truck?
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No I haven't, and the previous owner didn't either. I really haven't seen a need for it. Maybe I'm missing something??
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I have the same truck and got the TSB done a week ago. It raised the back end up because of the added leaf. The truck handles much better than before and it does ride stiffer which I like. I had a 86 Toyota truck and a 95 Tacoma and the leaf springs broke on both of those trucks. The 3 leaf pack just isn't adequate for our trucks. Check out my photo of my truck pulling a trailer with a atv, and another atv also in the bed. It's sagging; and my daughters atv only weighs 250 pounds. You won't regret having the TSB done.
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adjustability is pretty easy if you have a spring compressor.. there is a snap ring in the bottom of the shock and a collar sits on top of the snap ring.. three settings.. Done
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2.5" on the Billies, Pro-Comp AAL...No TSB, Stock UCA's, 285 KM2 Muddahz. 09' Sport. Lil' Wobble in the steering at 45MPH...Balnced em' 3 times. 3rd time was the charm. Truck rocks. No wandering, no vibrating, no wierdo shit.

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2.5,stock rear 4-leaf pack,1.5" Toytec blocks,265/70/17's.


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2.5,stock rear 4-leaf pack,1.5" Toytec blocks,265/70/17's.
Not Stock in the US Market!!

I had an oppourtunity to do mine but after measuring and since my truck dosent carry anything heavier than 225 Lbs of KTM 300?

I didnt see the need and didnt want to chance any driveline vibes!!
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