LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Bilstein 5100 upgrade

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
There's an evil monkey in my truck
Evil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Evil Monkey's Avatar
Navy: Tradevman (flight simulator tech), Aviation Electrician (F-14a), Computer Scientist(civ)
Name: Robert
Joined: Aug 2007, #2352
Location: Escondido, CA
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,051
Evil Monkey's Tacoma Gallery
Bilstein 5100 upgrade

I upgraded the shocks to Bilstein 5100s. I received the TSB which raised the back end. I had the 5100s put on and set them at 2.5". I also installed 5100s in the back. Here's some before and after pictures. The before is hard to see as it was dark and raining.
After:

Before:
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
Sometimes I drink water...
jhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jhodge83's Avatar
Air Force: TSgt/E6, 3D172, Cyber Transport, NC Air Guard and prior AD
Name: Jamie
Joined: Apr 2007, #1432
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Age: 30
Gender: Guy
Posts: 25,995
jhodge83's Tacoma Gallery
looks good man. if my toytec shims dont fix my drilveline vibe issues since i put in the 2" blocks, i'll be removing them and lookin a lot more like urs...lol
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 01:01 AM   #3
Junior Member
primo_63 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2008, #5092
Posts: 5
primo_63's Tacoma Gallery
Tsb 5100 1.75

Just got my TSB done took them 3 days to do it. Ha ha, it would have taken me 3 hours--at least it was free.
Rims are Metal Moto 951 16X8 or maybe 9?
Stock TRD BFG rugged trails 265/70/16
Attached Thumbnails
Bilstein 5100 upgrade-ttsmall.jpg   Bilstein 5100 upgrade-ttsmall4.jpg   Bilstein 5100 upgrade-ttsmal2.jpg   Bilstein 5100 upgrade-smalltt3.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 03:27 AM   #5
dwb dwb is offline
Member
dwb is on a distinguished road
 
dwb's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2008, #4887
Location: Pine Mountain, GA
Posts: 55
dwb's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by robrjohnson View Post
I upgraded the shocks to Bilstein 5100s. I received the TSB which raised the back end. I had the 5100s put on and set them at 2.5". I also installed 5100s in the back. Here's some before and after pictures. The before is hard to see as it was dark and raining.
You may have done better going with 1.75 rather than 2.5 unless you intend on lifting the rear. From the pic, it sure looks higher in front. If you lift the rear, you risk driveline vibes.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 08:57 AM   #6
Enjoying my addiction
roxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shedroxspin72 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
roxspin72's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2008, #4659
Location: NC
Gender: Guy
Posts: 1,832
roxspin72's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to roxspin72
Question

Anyone got pics of their truck w/5100's and runnining 285/75/16's. Trying to see how much diff would be from my lift...

Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 09:11 AM   #7
There's an evil monkey in my truck
Evil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Evil Monkey's Avatar
Navy: Tradevman (flight simulator tech), Aviation Electrician (F-14a), Computer Scientist(civ)
Name: Robert
Joined: Aug 2007, #2352
Location: Escondido, CA
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,051
Evil Monkey's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
Looks like your front-end is a bit higher than the rear....
Nope. It's right on. I have 7.5" clearance on both wheels when measured from the highest point of the tire to the fender well. It probably looks higher because the picture is slightly tilted. I took it with my phone's camera and had the sun to my back so I couldn't see the lcd display real well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #8
dwb dwb is offline
Member
dwb is on a distinguished road
 
dwb's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2008, #4887
Location: Pine Mountain, GA
Posts: 55
dwb's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by robrjohnson View Post
Nope. It's right on. I have 7.5" clearance on both wheels when measured from the highest point of the tire to the fender well. It probably looks higher because the picture is slightly tilted. I took it with my phone's camera and had the sun to my back so I couldn't see the lcd display real well.
Yeah I see the shadow in the rear fender well now, which is a bit deceiving. Hey if it makes you happy, then ROCK On..........but for myself, I like the rear to sit at least a half inch higher than the front. Still looks good though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2008, 01:17 PM   #9
nd nd is offline
Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!
nd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these parts
 
nd's Avatar
Name: Nate
Joined: Mar 2007, #1047
Location: Greenville, SC
Age: 32
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,891
nd's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by robrjohnson View Post
Nope. It's right on. I have 7.5" clearance on both wheels when measured from the highest point of the tire to the fender well. It probably looks higher because the picture is slightly tilted. I took it with my phone's camera and had the sun to my back so I couldn't see the lcd display real well.
you're like me. mine is perfectly level sitting at 2.5 upfront. looks good. i have the same amount of clearance as you do too, or at least i did till i got bigger tires.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 02:08 PM   #10
dwb dwb is offline
Member
dwb is on a distinguished road
 
dwb's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2008, #4887
Location: Pine Mountain, GA
Posts: 55
dwb's Tacoma Gallery
My front billies are set at 1.75 and have a very slight CV vibe. Where can I see some pics of some set at .85? Does anyone have the billies set at .85 with pics?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #11
Anytime, Anyplace....
fire544 is on a distinguished road
 
fire544's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2008, #5580
Posts: 32
fire544's Tacoma Gallery
Anyone install the 5100's /TSB on 2008 Tacoma?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 11:29 AM   #12
My other ride weighs 200 tons
4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed4x4x4trd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
4x4x4trd's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2008, #4267
Location: North Texas
Age: 56
Posts: 1,197
4x4x4trd's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwb View Post
My front billies are set at 1.75 and have a very slight CV vibe. Where can I see some pics of some set at .85? Does anyone have the billies set at .85 with pics?
Quote:
Originally Posted by fire544 View Post
Anyone install the 5100's /TSB on 2008 Tacoma?
TSB on 08, 5100's set at .85". This picture is after it was done. I might add that the rear is only 1.25" higher now that the rear leafs have had a couple heavy loads on them. No vibe and rides great as in not to firm.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 05:03 AM   #13
dwb dwb is offline
Member
dwb is on a distinguished road
 
dwb's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2008, #4887
Location: Pine Mountain, GA
Posts: 55
dwb's Tacoma Gallery
[quote=4x4x4trd;79245]TSB on 08, 5100's set at .85". This picture is after it was done. I might add that the rear is only 1.25" higher now that the rear leafs have had a couple heavy loads on them. No vibe and rides great as in not to firm.

Thanks dude, I went ahead and set mine down to .85 and all is good now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2009, 12:35 PM   #14
Member
TrdPETE is on a distinguished road
 
TrdPETE's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2008, #11883
Location: Maui
Gender: Male
Posts: 92
TrdPETE's Tacoma Gallery
5100s @ 2.5, tsb rear. 285/70/17 m/t baja atz
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #15
Senior Member
rrtaco is a name known to allrrtaco is a name known to allrrtaco is a name known to allrrtaco is a name known to allrrtaco is a name known to allrrtaco is a name known to all
 
rrtaco's Avatar
Name: Colton
Joined: Mar 2009, #15409
Location: Culpeper
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 204
rrtaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrdPETE View Post
5100s @ 2.5, tsb rear. 285/70/17 m/t baja atz
Did you have any trimming with those tires?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 09:46 PM   #16
Member
TrdPETE is on a distinguished road
 
TrdPETE's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2008, #11883
Location: Maui
Gender: Male
Posts: 92
TrdPETE's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by rrtaco View Post
Did you have any trimming with those tires?
in the front, yes
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 11:08 PM   #17
Junior Member
primo_63 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2008, #5092
Posts: 5
primo_63's Tacoma Gallery
I know this thread is really dead--but... I had the leaf springs apart because i was going to install a couple blocks, but then i got looking and realized you can just flip the bottom spring, if tsb is done, around and it equates into about 1 more inch of lift in the rear; however expect a much stiffer rear end
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 11:22 PM   #18
Member
Redfox458 will become famous soon enough
 
Redfox458's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2008, #5361
Posts: 99
Redfox458's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrdPETE View Post
5100s @ 2.5, tsb rear. 285/70/17 m/t baja atz

I'd like to know what the ride quality is on this rig....It has rear TSB and front 5100s only? What about another 1/4" spacer from toytec?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1st Gen Bilstein HD vs. Bilstein 5100 BlackSportD Suspension 7 09-13-2011 01:59 PM
Bilstein 5100 Part # for 3" of rear lift??? Longer than standard 5100 Deathbeard Suspension 3 01-24-2011 04:49 PM
TRD bilstein vs bilstein 5100? sierrahsky Suspension 7 09-12-2010 06:15 PM
Bilstein 1500 series upgrade ssjostrom1980 New Members 4 01-09-2010 04:32 PM
TRD Bilstein and Bilstein 5100 hwork50 2nd Gen. Tacomas 4 04-15-2009 09:07 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.