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Old 01-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100 at 2.5 review

Hi guys I just wanted to post that I readjusted my bilstein shocks from the 1.75 setting to the 2.5. My truck looked level at the 1.75 setting but I wanted it a little bit nose high. At the 2.5 setting they are not too hard. They seem to be the same stiffness as before. Here's a pic
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Looks great! Im installing mine this weekend and was planning on setting it to 1.75
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Any other experience with the Bilsteins at 2.5? Some say this is a very stiff ride, other's say it's very similar to the ride at 1.75. I'd love to hear some more experience on this.
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congrats on having the impossibly elusive double cab long bed TRD offroad



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Hi guys I just wanted to post that I readjusted my bilstein shocks from the 1.75 setting to the 2.5. My truck looked level at the 1.75 setting but I wanted it a little bit nose high. At the 2.5 setting they are not too hard. They seem to be the same stiffness as before. Here's a pic
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Any other experience with the Bilsteins at 2.5? Some say this is a very stiff ride, other's say it's very similar to the ride at 1.75. I'd love to hear some more experience on this.
I rode in a true TRD offroad (progressive coils) set at 2.5 and thought it rode very rough.....but thats a subjective claim, sorry. Each person has their own perceptions
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I rode in a true TRD offroad (progressive coils) set at 2.5 and thought it rode very rough.....but thats a subjective claim, sorry. Each person has their own perceptions
Anybody near central Florida running this set up on TRD Off Road springs?
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Hi guys I just wanted to post that I readjusted my bilstein shocks from the 1.75 setting to the 2.5. My truck looked level at the 1.75 setting but I wanted it a little bit nose high. At the 2.5 setting they are not too hard. They seem to be the same stiffness as before. Here's a pic
Do you have a TSB or any type of rear lift? Also what size are your tires?
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Do you have a TSB or any type of rear lift? Also what size are your tires?
i dont have a rear lift just the stock 3 leaf pack. and my truck is an sr5. i just bought it used and it came with trd decals haha i never took them off. tires are 265 65 17. im getting 285's in the next couple weeks
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Any other experience with the Bilsteins at 2.5? Some say this is a very stiff ride, other's say it's very similar to the ride at 1.75. I'd love to hear some more experience on this.
I have the Bilsteins set at 2.5". Its somewhat rough. Its a simple, fairly cheap lift to level your truck but they aren't the best ride. When you go over speed bumps and such, you can really feel a jarring feeling coming from the coil overs. On the freeway in some spots, it gets pretty bumpy and you can really feel the stiffness. I would like a smoother ride, so I will probably upgrade to the Fox 2.0's when i get the money to. Im also considering setting them back down to 1.75" for the time being because I cannot get the alignment right with them at 2.5" with stock UCA's. So I am debating on keeping them set at 2.5" and getting some UCA's, or just saving money for now and lowering them to 1.75". I am also curious to see what my truck will look like at 1.75", because right now it sits a little nose high.
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congrats on having the impossibly elusive double cab long bed TRD offroad


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I'm glad you posted this. I've been looking for opinions on the 2.5 ride quality. Almost everything i've heard hasn't been good, but I realize all is subjective. I'm likely just going to keep mine at 1.75 and add the additional hat spacer that toytec supplies for the additional lift because I really don't want any more preload.
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