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Old 09-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation Bilstein 5100s at 1.75!

Can you do this set up with stock coils? How does the truck ride?
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Yes. And probably just about the same as stock.
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for a leveled look
w/ no tsb rear leafs = set @ .85
w/ tsb rear leafs = set @ 1.75
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I did this and I have no tsb, used stock coils. I also have an access cab. You will want to do 1.75 and yes you can use stock coils. truck is still lower in front by 1/2 of an inch

look at before and after on my build page
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ere-build.html
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I've got 5100's all the way around. Fronts are set to 1.75, rear has TSB springs. Picked up between an inch and a half to two inches of lift all the way around and the ride is much better, especially off-road.

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So when you install Bilstein 5100's all around, and have the front set at 1.75" to level out, are the rear shocks set at 0", or are rear Bilstein's non-adjustable and are just installed?

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So when you install Bilstein 5100's all around, and have the front set at 1.75" to level out, are the rear shocks set at 0", or are rear Bilstein's non-adjustable and are just installed?

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the rear 5100's are not adjustable
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So when you install Bilstein 5100's all around, and have the front set at 1.75" to level out, are the rear shocks set at 0", or are rear Bilstein's non-adjustable and are just installed?

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No adjustment for the rear, just a better ride. The rear lift is determined by the leaf pack.
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Here is a pic of my access cab 4x4 with the rear tsb done and 1.75 billys (stock coils) in the front to give you an idea.

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Old 09-28-2011, 01:15 PM   #10
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Ok thanks guys. I am just thinking about getting Bilstein 5100's all around with the fronts set at 1.75'' to level out, and just had some clarifications.

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Thanks everyone for the input!
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:57 PM   #12
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Anybody else have pics of Bilstein's at 1.75'' just in front and preferably 265/70/16 tires?

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Jared or anyone else...I keep reading that the 5100s for the rear are two long without a lift. Is this true for a 2011 DC TRD off road? I called 4Wheel Parts and they had never heard this. I am thinking the threads I read were for 1st gens.

Can I go with the 5100s in the rear or do I need to go with 5125s?

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Jared or anyone else...I keep reading that the 5100s for the rear are two long without a lift. Is this true for a 2011 DC TRD off road? I called 4Wheel Parts and they had never heard this. I am thinking the threads I read were for 1st gens.

Can I go with the 5100s in the rear or do I need to go with 5125s?

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For a stock (or even slightly lifted) rear, the 5100's do just fine. The issue was 5100's can be too short for a lifted rear and top out causing the shock to break.
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BILLY 5100 FRONT AND BACK 1.75 FRONT/STOCK REAR
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if i want to set my front 5100s at 2.5 what lift would i need in the rear to level it?
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if i want to set my front 5100s at 2.5 what lift would i need in the rear to level it?
just an aal in the back/1.5 inches, good luck with alignment though
once you get over 2.5 you might want to consider new uca's down the road
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From what i've read on here, anything under 3", you don't need new UCA's. correct me if i;m wrong but i thought the billy's set at 2.5 was 2.5".
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I like those WHEELS--Sharp!!! I like SHINY.
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From what i've read on here, anything under 3", you don't need new UCA's. correct me if i;m wrong but i thought the billy's set at 2.5 was 2.5".
You are right to a certain extent. 2.5 is right on but it rides like crap....trust me. the uca's just help the alignment. Its really hard to align it once you go to 2.5. I was thinking of going higher to but what I am going to do is set the 5100's at .85 and get eibach coils. Right at 2.7 inches and rides cushier.
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