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Old 01-09-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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What do 5100's do?

I would like to put 285/75/16's on my taco, would 5100's be the way to go? what exactly do they do?
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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They are a better shock that also gives the ability to lift the front of your truck.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
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They are adjustable shocks. You can set the ride height. Use the search button and you will find a TON of info on them. Happy reading.

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So would the 33's fit if I set them to 2.5?
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Even if I got them front & rear? What would I have to do to get the 33's without trimming?
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:12 PM   #8
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You'll still have rubbing even with the front and rear lifted. You'll have to lift it higher than what the 5100s can go to get those tires and no rub
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Even if I got them front & rear? What would I have to do to get the 33's without trimming?

You need wheels and a higher lift. I have just over 3" of lift with 4.5 BS and I rub.
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Even if I got them front & rear? What would I have to do to get the 33's without trimming?
The 5100s won't give you any lift for the rear. They are only adjustable up front. You need an add a leaf or new leaf packs for lift in the rear.
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What would I have to do to get the 33's without trimming?
Strictly speaking, if you don't want to trim anything at all, you would need a 6" lift.

That being said, 3" lift with 33's is a very popular combo. Just need to trim some plastic, and possibly chop the cab mount.
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Which Bilsteins come on my 09 trd off road?
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:43 AM   #13
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Which Bilsteins come on my 09 trd off road?
Bilstein HD's.
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Or go with 32s. I have 275/65/18s(32x11) and no rubbing. Some plastic trimmed but cab mount OK.....
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Bilstein HD's.
Dumb question but can I use the stock Bilstrein HD for a 3 inch lift if Im just going for looks? Or would it be just waste of time?
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:46 AM   #16
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Dumb question but can I use the stock Bilstrein HD for a 3 inch lift if Im just going for looks? Or would it be just waste of time?
You could use them and a coil spacer to achieve lift. However, they were not designed to dampen the stiffer spring rate that the spacers induce.
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You could use them and a coil spacer to achieve lift. However, they were not designed to dampen the stiffer spring rate that the spacers induce.
Ok thats cool.. It would be a waste of time. I just didnt no.

thanks
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:01 AM   #18
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Ok thats cool.. It would be a waste of time. I just didnt no.

thanks
That being said, plenty of people still do it.
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