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Old 05-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question Bilstein's or not?

I have a 2008 TRD Off-Road Access Cab 4x4 that I though I want to lift 2.5" in front with 5100's and 1.5" AAL in the rear with new Bilstein's in the rear. I have done many searches on the subject but only seem to find a lot of confusing opinions on the matter. I use my truck as a daily driver and currently run 265\75\16 with a little rubbing but might want to move up to 285's down the road. I occasionally go off road but generally nothing very serious & don't really want to lift more that 2.5" to 3" at most.


Here are my questions:
  • Will the ride still be comfortable with the Bilstein 2.5" lift option
  • Will I need new UCA's if set at 2.5"
  • Will I need a differential drop
  • Will I be able to get the frontend properly aligned
  • Could the 5100's set at 2.5" damage anything
  • Should I consider a different approach to gain the desired lift
Sure would like to get some expert opinions on the matter
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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Get a set of springs and do not preload the 5100's.
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OME 3"

with icon or wheelers progressive aal

preloading offroad coils will give u a rough ride.

UCA at 2.5 are a toss up, but Id budget them in just in case.

Im no expert, but I rode in chris' truck with the OME coils and shocks and it was comfortable.
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Bilstein 5100's or not?

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I have a 2008 TRD Off-Road Access Cab 4x4 that I though I want to lift 2.5" in front with 5100's and 1.5" AAL in the rear with new Bilstein's in the rear. I have done many searches on the subject but only seem to find a lot of confusing opinions on the matter. I use my truck as a daily driver and currently run 265\75\16 with a little rubbing but might want to move up to 285's down the road. I occasionally go off road but generally nothing very serious & don't really want to lift more that 2.5" to 3" at most.



Here are my questions:
  • Will the ride still be comfortable with the Bilstein 2.5" lift option
  • No
  • Will I need new UCA's if set at 2.5"
  • Possibly
  • Will I need a differential drop
  • General consensus on here is that diff drops on 2nd gens don't make much of a difference on the angles plus putting the diff in harms way. Search diff drop and there are many threads on it.
  • Will I be able to get the frontend properly aligned
  • With UCA's yes, without new UCA's it might not be perfect. Every truck is different
  • Could the 5100's set at 2.5" damage anything
  • Damage No. Cause more wear on parts Yes anytime you lift it can.
  • Should I consider a different approach to gain the desired lift
  • I have bilsteins set at 1.75, the ride is stiff enough. Any higher you should be considering lift springs.
Sure would like to get some expert opinions on the matter
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bump Bilstein 5100's or not?
not


and I concur about the diff drop.............does more damage than good

talk to MJP2 about it
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Thanks Ronn your information was very helpful
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