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Old 10-26-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100s

Hey i just got the 5100s all around for my 2000 tacoma set the front at the higuest ring but it feels hard...i wanted to level out the truck and it looks good cuz its higher in the front do any of you know how the different ring measurements on the front 5100s work? when i got them they were set to the middle height ...dont know if this is the right heigh to level it out and i screwed up going one higher or what? any comment is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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The notches represent the different eights:
First (lowest) = Stock
Second = .85" lift
Third = 1.75" lift
Fourth = 2.5" lift

The more you preload a spring, the more firm it will ride, thus at the highest setting, the ride will be more firm than stock.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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Wow...alright thanx a lot...ill get that done then! humm...what would be the correct setting to have a confortable ride...yet have it level out?
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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I think the 1.75" setting gets it close to level
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Great!..Ok Thanx =)
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:22 AM   #6
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Need your help and advise!

I just got imported to Europe -Tacoma '06 PreRunner SR5 2WD Double Cab. Unfortunatly here in Europe we do not have Tacomas on the market that is why I can't get advice here.
I am not sure what suspension is on my truck now ? The sticker on the side of the bed says TRD Off Road ? I am not sure cause shocks are not bilstein blue/yelow but shocks are black and I do not have alloy wheels, 115V/400-watt deck mounted power outlet, multi-function overhead console with compass and temperature gauge, engine skid plate? I am suspecting that it is stock regular suspension and somebody puted sticker on to show-off.
Now my rear Left rear shock leaked out so it got to be replaced. I want to replace all 4 shocks on to 5100 bilstein. I want to have comfortable ride, cause my previouse ride was Chrylser 300C. I want to have smooth and comfortable ride. I am not doing any crazy off-roading .I am using my truck on street in the city mostly and and wods(hunting), gravel roads for transporting my four wheeler(Suzuki LTZ400). I am not using truck to carry really havy loads on daily basic. What would you suggest ?
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