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Old 04-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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Towing w/ Bilstein 5100s 2012 TRD Taco DCLB

I have been all over the net for 3 days trying to figure out which setting to set the fronts at for my Canadian 2012 DCLB TRD with Genereal Grabber AT2 265/70/17 tires on the stock rims. The reason is because I will be towing a 20ft bassboat now and then(buddies for tournaments) and also a double ATV open trailer as well. The rear does have the 4 leaf pack(TSB). I think the 1.75 will look best but I don't want to be too nose high when towing. Now if it is minimal nose high when towing I can handle that as the tow trips are not going to be that long anyways, let me know what you guys think??? It is hard to find the answer because it seems everyone lifts the rear as well, thanks
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Shouldn't get the BRO lean too much?
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1.75 eh
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Shouldn't get the BRO lean too much?
You might be nose high after a lot of weight, but not too bad...

Measuring mine, I am bout 2.25" higher in the back. With the 1.75" setting, I would get about .5" of rake. That should be fine for a light trailer.
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I have been all over the net for 3 days trying to figure out which setting to set the fronts at for my Canadian 2012 DCLB TRD with Genereal Grabber AT2 265/70/17 tires on the stock rims. The reason is because I will be towing a 20ft bassboat now and then(buddies for tournaments) and also a double ATV open trailer as well. The rear does have the 4 leaf pack(TSB). I think the 1.75 will look best but I don't want to be too nose high when towing. Now if it is minimal nose high when towing I can handle that as the tow trips are not going to be that long anyways, let me know what you guys think??? It is hard to find the answer because it seems everyone lifts the rear as well, thanks
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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Leaning towards the .85 setting but I still want the 1.75?????????
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Leaning towards the .85 setting but I still want the 1.75?????????
Most Access Cabs go with the .85" setting...Double Cabs seem to go with the 1.75". That will make you more level...Just Saying...
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Leaning towards the .85 setting but I still want the 1.75?????????
Why did you ask then
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:39 PM   #9
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Guess I was lookin for some pics or guys that actually have did just what I was askin about.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Most Access Cabs go with the .85" setting...Double Cabs seem to go with the 1.75". That will make you more level...Just Saying...
thanks man, appreciate it.
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1.75 + 4 factory leafs in the rear.....see my write up:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ml#post6535953

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Easiest way is to measure your centre of hub to fender in front and rear

add .85 or 1.75 to the front measurement and compare that to the rear one
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20" front 22" rear. im mostly worried about it lookin to nose high when towing. but it seems like 1.75 should work because i keep readin they can settle .5"
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20" front 22" rear. im mostly worried about it lookin to nose high when towing. but it seems like 1.75 should work because i keep readin they can settle .5"
If you tow a lot or haul , you'll want a better solution for the rear soon
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If you tow a lot or haul , you'll want a better solution for the rear soon
No it wouldn't even be every weekend just looking at for when I do, I have the 2" between the 2 lookin like 1.75 will work. The odd time my Honda Rincon would be in the back, that would be the heaviest.
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No it wouldn't even be every weekend just looking at for when I do, I have the 2" between the 2 lookin like 1.75 will work. The odd time my Honda Rincon would be in the back, that would be the heaviest.
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Messed with the truck today in the garage with the jack to get some visuals. Man it looks good at 1.75" and the .85 is just good. Are guys installing a spacer with this setup to get rid of the taco lean on the drivers side?
I think I am gonna roll with the 1.75" it sits very close to level if it doesn't work out then I drop it down. Is the 1.75" wearing anything out after an alignment is done?
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Pulled the trigger have the billies now, setting at third setting. Just a question why is the spring carrier black and not a shiny silver/aluminum one like in all the pics, wondering if I got the wrong one sent. The part number is for my truck?
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The 5100 part number for our trucks: 24-186711.
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Pulled the trigger have the billies now, setting at third setting. Just a question why is the spring carrier black and not a shiny silver/aluminum one like in all the pics, wondering if I got the wrong one sent. The part number is for my truck?

You're good, they changed from aluminum a while back.
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