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Old 11-05-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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I'm looking into getting a set (front and rear) of bilstein 5100's.looking for the adjustable ones up to 2.5? im kinda confused on what to get for the front though.... do i just get the shocks and get a local shop to mount my stock springs on them? and could someone set me up with a link to where i can purchase the right set up...
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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$300 bucks shipped front and rear. I could'nt find a price lower than that. I ordered them on friday (10/30) and they came today!
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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I went through Down South Motorsports. Found the "Bilstein 5100 Series 2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner & 4WD Pre-Load Adjustable" Package. Picked up a fabtech 1.5" AAL too. I did my own install. If DIY is something you are interested in check out this thread. Front Shock/Spring Removal
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:25 PM   #5
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tell downsouth your a member and they discount it. either a local shop or like autozone place can do it for you.
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$300 bucks shipped front and rear. I could'nt find a price lower than that. I ordered them on friday (10/30) and they came today!
did you mention your a member, it a couple bucks less if you did!
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:25 PM   #8
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This guy on ebay is selling them for 299 but i put a offer of 285 and got them.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:27 PM   #9
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I did my fronts with 5100's and I used a spring compressor and did them my self. I set mine at 1.75.
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What all do the 5100s come with. i need a new top plate that has the 3 studs on the top of the spring. do the new bilstein shocks come with these?
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is the 3-stud top plate on the spring ? or where can i get a new one?
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I just purchased a 2010 TRD 4x4 double-cab. It will never be off road. I want to level front with rear. From what I have read, I can accomplish this by using the 5100's. If this is so, should I buy the 5100's for the rear?What should the front be set at?
I also take it that the forum does not recommend spacer kits. I would appreciate any info.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:07 AM   #13
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I just purchased a 2010 TRD 4x4 double-cab. It will never be off road. I want to level front with rear. From what I have read, I can accomplish this by using the 5100's. If this is so, should I buy the 5100's for the rear?What should the front be set at?
I also take it that the forum does not recommend spacer kits. I would appreciate any info.
Eibach Springs is a cheaper alternative to 5100's. It brings the truck up in front and gives a good ride.

Just another option...
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:31 AM   #14
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Eibach 1.6 springs and the 5100s is a great combo!!!!!
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:24 PM   #15
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is there a big difference between the 5100's and the bilsteins on the trd package besides the ability to lift?
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:28 PM   #16
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from what i gather they are larger and are valved differently
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:08 PM   #17
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yeah they are valved different and they are a much better shock then the stock ones. just think of it that the stock ones are the first level of billys and the 5100's are the next step up. i have them and have them set to 2.5 and i couldn't be any happier with them. i mean granted with them jacked all the way up they are a little stiff but thats to be expected when lifting a truck.
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I am changing out the factory BFG 265/70-16 to Michelin 265/75-16 tires. 31.7" versus 30.6" With the bilstein 5100's set at 1.75 or 2.50, what are the opinions as to which would look best on the truck. Also, what do you think of just using 2" level spacers.

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if i get Eibach Springs and billys set at 2.5 is the max lift still 2.5" or do you get more lift when you put those springs on?
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if i get Eibach Springs and billys set at 2.5 is the max lift still 2.5" or do you get more lift when you put those springs on?
I believe if you get the springs you get 1.6'' lift and you can set your billies to .85 for a total of 2.45'', however not any higher. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I'm also researching the crap out of lifts, so the more information the better!
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