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09 Tacoma Bilstein 5100

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TMP1207, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    TMP1207

    TMP1207 [OP] What does this mean anyway?

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    I’m new to this site and new to the truck mod thing. I know this has been discussed in previous discussions but I don’t know enough about this stuff to jump right in...

    I have a new 09 Tacoma TRD Sport and 3 days after I rolled it off the lot decided to put the “leveling kit” on. Looks okay, drives like crap. I put 285/70/R17 on they fit great.

    Now after driving it for almost an entire year I feel like the back end sags a little, especially when accelerating. I was thinking of an AAL to help with the rear. However, I keep reading about how good the Bilstein 5100 look and perform. Can anyone help me get my truck looking good!

    I want it to sit up 2.5"-3", sit level and ride better than the front end spacers set up I have now. Will the Bilstein 5100 up front fix this? What do I do to the rear to sit level?

    Any pics of this set up on a similar truck?

    Thanks for all the help and sorry to write a novel.

    T
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    w4lter

    w4lter Well-Known Member

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  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    TMP1207

    TMP1207 [OP] What does this mean anyway?

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    Thanks w4lter! Good looking truck.

    Is that all you have done is installed the 5100 up front and the 2" AAL in the rear to achieve that look and ride quality? It’s hard to tell. I ’m guessing the my 285 would sit it up a touch higher?

    Also, whats the best place to get the Bilstein 5100 setup? How much am I looking at?

    My brother in-law is a car mechanic so hopefully I could convince him to help me out so I can save on installation charges...a case of beer ought to do it!
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    64Wildcat

    64Wildcat Ancient or so i'm told

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    I got mine from Downsouth Motorsports, they are in the vendor section if you scroll down to the bottom of the topics.
    Great price and people to deal with,Sonny and Marco will take good care of you!
    They ate also members here, pm them.

    Denis
     
  6. Jul 12, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    w4lter

    w4lter Well-Known Member

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    Westin bullguard, Steelcraft 3" Nerfbars, Bilstein 5100s all around -front set at 2.5", toytec 2" AAL, Wickedflow muffler, 265/70/17 Destination ATs.
    I also got mine from downsouth. You're not going to find them any cheaper - it's an awesome price. That's all I have done suspension wise. I am even on stock wheels. Your 285s should fit, I have a good amount of room between the tire and ucas. I think I paid about 250 for the bilsteins. If you're brother in law is a mechanic it should be cake to install.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    dont want to thread jack but dont want to start a new thread either.

    my question is does anyone know off hand what the diameter of the front 5100's is? also does anyone off hand know the travel on them and the extended and stuffed lengths are? thanks in advance

    i think the travel is 8" but just wanting to make sure
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    But yet you did.... in 2 threads nonetheless. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jul 14, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    08pretaco Almost there

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    Ya I thought I deleted the other post in the rear 5100 post, all apologies

    Just went back and deleted it so now I only temporarily thread jacked one instead of shitting in 2
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    TMP1207

    TMP1207 [OP] What does this mean anyway?

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    Thanks for the help!
     
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