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Old 09-11-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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TRD bilstein vs bilstein 5100?

So I got a question, forgive me because I am not a mechanic, but I have an 09 TRD and am wondering if its worth it to upgrade to the bilstein 5100's? A member told me on here that there is no major difference in the shocks? But kind of sounds crazy to me? Help!
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Totally diff. Improved ride a lot. By that I mean it stopped feeling like I was driving my dads buick; the truck felt more connected to the road and worked much better in turns. It is a stiffer ride but not uncomfortable and is way better with a load in back.
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Large difference...I wouldn't go get auto advice from who ever told you that any more....

The TRD shocks are a fleet grade shock. The 5100s are built for the Tacoma and a bit more suited to heavier use. I don't have them...but the design work shows a clear difference...and then add all the folks who use them here....the 5100s are better.
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If you were to buy 5100s, would it raise your truck any? If so would it be eaqual all around? for example: "the bed is higher than the cab?"
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front are adjustable......but can be left stock if you just want the improved handling and bump characteristics
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5100 going on my truck prob next summer. Gota wear out the TRDs I have now.
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5100 going on my truck prob next summer. Gota wear out the TRDs I have now.
if wearing them out is your criteria, it will be summer 2020 or so when you change them. The fact that they are OEM spec and fleet-grade they are still bilsteins and will last a good long time.
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