Originally Posted by Zizo
I have mine set at 1.75" and it works well with the TSB, just slightly higher in the rear. But the weird thing is, and other people please chime in on this, the 5100's are SOFTER than the stock Bilsteins. I especially felt it yesterday when taking an off ramp that I always take coming home. With the old shocks, which were incredibly stiff, the rear end was planted. I took the same turn, same speed yesterday, and the whole rear end broke loose. Scared the snot outta me. Just a word of advice...
I installed the 5100 @ 1.75" today. The stock Bilsteins on TRD Sport models are harder to compress than the Bilstein 5100. Also, the rebound on 5100 is slower too. I tested by compressing one of each, stock & 5100, front & rear, then letting the shock rebound.
I wanted to try the fronts with stock springs @ 1.75" on the 5100 first.