Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Coil spacer vs. Bilstein 5100

View Poll Results: Coil spacers vs. Bilstein 5100
Bilstein 5100 332 94.32%
Coil spacers 22 6.25%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 352. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2012, 07:56 AM   #21
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,837
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by FL TRD View Post
I voted for the spacers because depending on what your using the truck for they can be good. I know alot of people that use them but there trucks and suvs are not hardcore off roaders if you want it for the looks there fine but not recommended for serious off road use for sure. The only way you can break a shock like some of the peoples pics show is by jumping your truck. I use them and have had no problems and alot of times they ride a good as stock. just my opinion though i dont do alot of off roadind with my truck I have atvs and a built jeep for that but it looks nice towing everything to the mud pits lol.
If you haul fairly heavily I wouldn't use spacers either. All it takes it to bottom out once and you're completely screwed unless you have taller bump stops. The aftermarket coils are generally stiffer and the 5100's do a better job dampening the ride. In my opinion, the stiffer coils are better for a taller truck. Truck roll in a lifted truck = scary. Spacers do work for looks but it's money wasted in my opinion. I'd rather spend a little more, get the look I want and also ride improvement. For the rear, blocks promote axle wrap and can wear out a leaf pack quicker.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #22
I'd rather be hunting!
huntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedhuntark03 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
huntark03's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Aug 2010, #41207
Location: Maumelle, AR
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 771
huntark03's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pugga View Post
5100's set at .85 and Eibach coils won't get you to 3", you'll be just shy of 2.5". To get to 3" using Eibach coils you need the 3" kit Toytec sells with a thicker top plate.

But, x2 on the idea! 5100's and lift coils will greatly improve your ride!
I thought Pre-Runners got more lift than a 4X4??
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #23
The Little Truck That Could
Yoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedYoytoda is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Yoytoda's Avatar
Name: Roland
Joined: Oct 2009, #23690
Location: Big Bear,CA / Upstate NY(Saratoga)
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,002
Yoytoda's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by FL TRD View Post
I voted for the spacers because depending on what your using the truck for they can be good. I know alot of people that use them but there trucks and suvs are not hardcore off roaders if you want it for the looks there fine but not recommended for serious off road use for sure. The only way you can break a shock like some of the peoples pics show is by jumping your truck. I use them and have had no problems and alot of times they ride a good as stock. just my opinion though i dont do alot of off roadind with my truck I have atvs and a built jeep for that but it looks nice towing everything to the mud pits lol.
but for the same price 5100s are better...better ride, better quality, easier on the truck

I offroad and my upper ball joints were destroyed by a spacer lift. too much down travel for stock UCAs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #24
Senior Member
Faryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shedFaryota is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Faryota's Avatar
Name: Mic
Joined: Jan 2010, #30291
Location: Ridgefield, WA.
Gender: Male
Posts: 560
Faryota's Tacoma Gallery
Spacers seem to work fine for me..ride is ok too...I don't jump the truck or hard rock climb...but I do a LOT of off roading...I guess cow trailing as we call it!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #25
Senior Member
ponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shedponethousand is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ponethousand's Avatar
Name: Paul
Joined: Apr 2011, #54384
Location: Virginia Beach
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,767
ponethousand's Tacoma Gallery
I ditched my revtek spacer lift and got 5100 all the way around.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #26
Senior Member
bajaracer is on a distinguished road
Name: Charly
Joined: Jun 2008, #7228
Location: Chandler
Gender: Dude
Posts: 361
bajaracer's Tacoma Gallery
I have the same setup as you and really like the stance BUT HATE THE RIDE! I thought about those 2 options but am now saving up for some Maxtrac 4" spindles,,,, I really dont think its going to look bad with an extra inch up front and you cant go wrong going back to factory ride!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #27
Junior Member
SlickWillie is on a distinguished road
Joined: May 2012, #79472
Gender: Male
Posts: 1
SlickWillie's Tacoma Gallery
Just put Bilstein 5100's on my 2012 today, replacing the already good Bilsteins it came with. Lifted the front 1.85 and the truck looks great. Best of all, the ride quality was not compromised- in fact, I think it improved! Has the same plush feel, resists bottoming and has excellent rebound control. As a newbie to the forum I am very glad I was steered away from the spacer kit I was originally planning to use. No regrets with the 5100's!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #28
.45%er
the.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
the.sight.picture's Avatar
Army:
Name: Nick
Joined: Jan 2012, #71180
Location: VA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,128
the.sight.picture's Tacoma Gallery
Spacer? really? NO MAS por favor
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 12:41 AM   #29
Senior Member
4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future
 
4banger09's Avatar
Name: Alex
Joined: Mar 2012, #75914
Location: Nb, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,501
4banger09's Tacoma Gallery
5100 just feel better, I would ditch the spacer
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #30
Junior Member
fr3shingredient is on a distinguished road
Name: Noel
Joined: May 2012, #79536
Location: Honolulu, Oahu
Gender: Male
Posts: 25
fr3shingredient's Tacoma Gallery
Real new and this being my first tacoma

I plan on getting the bilstein 5100s with the OME coils

Looked at toytec and both 5100s where the same but one set say its for a 3-4" lift and the other goes 2.5". Did they type it wrong or Both shocks are the same?

Seen couple 2012 with this lift and it leveled out good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #31
Junior Member
Tacoranger1712 is on a distinguished road
Name: Erik
Joined: Sep 2012, #87941
Location: Maine
Gender: Male
Posts: 12
Tacoranger1712's Tacoma Gallery
is it bad if you have both spacers and 5100's? i suppose they both do the same thing so one isnt needed correct?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #32
Banned
whippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Christian
Joined: Dec 2009, #27905
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 35,289
whippersnapper02's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacoranger1712 View Post
is it bad if you have both spacers and 5100's? i suppose they both do the same thing so one isnt needed correct?
Spacers are bad no matter what.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:56 AM   #33
.45%er
the.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
the.sight.picture's Avatar
Army:
Name: Nick
Joined: Jan 2012, #71180
Location: VA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,128
the.sight.picture's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 View Post
Spacers are bad no matter what.
x2
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #34
Senior Member
TACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTACO TX is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TACO TX's Avatar
Name: Kelly
Joined: Sep 2012, #87962
Location: Denison ,Texas
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,631
TACO TX's Tacoma Gallery
Spacers are fine if you just want to level your truck, but in all reality the end result is the same just the ride will be better with 5100's and new springs. Also have to remember that 3 inches of lift with shocks and springs is also 3 inches of droop lost in suspension and could bottom shock out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #35
They call me Greekbro
GREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGREEKBOY12295 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
GREEKBOY12295's Avatar
Name: Nick
Joined: Aug 2012, #84181
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,805
GREEKBOY12295's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 View Post
Coil spacer = Junk

5100s = Good
Straight up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #36
Senior Member
blake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shedblake5995 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Blake
Joined: Aug 2012, #84632
Location: Truckee, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,208
blake5995's Tacoma Gallery
I went coil spacers and i hate myself for doing it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:16 AM   #37
.45%er
the.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shedthe.sight.picture is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
the.sight.picture's Avatar
Army:
Name: Nick
Joined: Jan 2012, #71180
Location: VA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,128
the.sight.picture's Tacoma Gallery
Why is this thread still alive?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 10:14 PM   #38
Senior Member
4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future4banger09 has a brilliant future
 
4banger09's Avatar
Name: Alex
Joined: Mar 2012, #75914
Location: Nb, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,501
4banger09's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by the.sight.picture View Post
Why is this thread still alive?
Is there a poll (can't see I'm on my phone) if so every time someone votes it pops back up
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 08:00 AM   #39
Senior Member
JRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shedJRod4928 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JRod4928's Avatar
Name: Jarid
Joined: Aug 2012, #84395
Location: Pittsburgh
Gender: Male
Posts: 789
JRod4928's Tacoma Gallery
All about the application...with that said, i still wouldnt get a spacer larger than 1" (to provide 2" of lift), ever, even on a mall crawler... Of course, I'm talking about top plate spacers, if you're going through the trouble of using a spring compressor to install a coil spacer, just go the next step and buy 5100's, IMO.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #40
Senior Member
C Wills is on a distinguished road
 
C Wills's Avatar
Name: Cearyx aka C Gutta
Joined: Oct 2011, #65441
Location: Englewood,nj
Gender: Male
Posts: 209
C Wills's Tacoma Gallery
How much do 5100's cost?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Def getting the Bilstein 5100's do I really need coil lift springs? prerunnerSD 1st Gen. Tacomas 17 07-14-2011 09:04 PM
Bilstein 5100/ OME coil question HusqyRider Suspension 11 10-08-2010 03:39 PM
Toytec Front adjustable coil over kit with Bilstein 5100's Beast 2nd Gen. Tacomas 9 06-21-2010 09:23 PM
Which should i go with coil over or bilstein 5100's? keeganfl 1st Gen. Tacomas 13 06-09-2010 11:48 PM
Which should i go with coil over or bilstein 5100's? keeganfl 1st Gen. Tacomas 0 06-07-2010 09:00 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.