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Old 07-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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What all do I need for Bilstein 5100's lift?

I have done research but can't find my answer that I'm looking for. I have been looking at toytech.com for a lift, I've found a bilstein 5100's shock kit for $350 and wondering if this this is all I need, I've read things about a diff drop kit and UCA's, but I don't know exactly what I need to complete this kit, and if I do need these item can they wait? My plans are to get 285/70/r17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, my truck is a 2006 Access Cab, v6, 4x4 auto.

The link for the kit I'm looking at is http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
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You really don't need anything up front other than the shocks. However, I just lowered mine from 2.5" to 1.75" because I cannot get the alignment right. In other words, you may or may not need new UCA'S. I say plan on it.
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Here. Save some money.

http://downsouthmotorsports.com/c-35...es-shocks.html

And if you call them and tell them you are a tcaomworld member you will get another discount I'm pretty sure.
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Never mind. Why are all the bilstein shocks showing unavailable all of the sudden? They also are going to stop the discount codes on August 1st so you better hurry if you can even get them from DSM anymore.
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That's the first I heard of a problem with the sr5 bilstein combo. I thought the sport and sr5 ran the same springs
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That's the first I heard of a problem with the sr5 bilstein combo. I thought the sport and sr5 ran the same springs
Hmm not sure. I had no problems fitting or getting the bil to 2.5, but the ride was insane. Stiff as hell. My truck did not like going through turns with any speed. Once I threw the OME's on it was night and day
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Sounds like you may have had the seat/perch upside down which is common.

The sports and SR5 do indeed have linear coils and take preloading better......there may have been something else going on with your install, ur description sounds very very typical of an upside down perch, and very contradictory to any sr5/sport install and review I have read.
Not sure. I wish I had done it myself when I got it done, but I got a crazy good deal from a local truck shop, and I wasnt to familiar with the front suspension at the time. Oh well.... the plan was always coils and shocks so no harm. Good info to know for next time
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My mistake........I thought u DID have a hard time assembling them.

Yeah, even these offroad shops still fuck up sometimes.....they install perches wrong, and in my case, installed my original aal backwards.

Yes most aals are designed with a specific front and rear facing orientation.....usually its long portion faces the back, and the shorter part of the leaf faces the front of the truck.
This is measured from centerpin hole to one end, then repeated from center pin to the other end.
Oh Im sure. Since then Ive gotten to much satisfaction doing everything myself. Its just to much fun to rip apart your truck and put it back together yourself.
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Okay thanks guys, so I should be able to still get away with the standard shocks and the billys correct?
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Okay thanks guys, so I should be able to still get away with the standard coils and the billys correct?
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Oops! Thanks I didnt catch that when I posted it!
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