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2005 Bilstein Adjustables

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nitrus5, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    nitrus5

    nitrus5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys i'm looking at lifting my truck.
    but i drive 40 miles a day for work, and i don't do any hardcore offroading. So I have narrowed it down to the bilstein 5100's and an AAL. Where is the best place to buy them and what AAL is the best for the money?
    Also if anyone would share their experiences i would appreciate it. Like did you have to extend the rear brake lines for a 2.5 lift???
    thanks
     
  2. Nov 10, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    You can get your 5100 from ebay. i just ordered them $269.00 free shipping as for the aal not sure. I think i will be getting one soon.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    can someone tell me what AAL means? i see it all the time on here.

    Also this sounds like a perfect setup for me as well. I drive alot and dont do alot of offroading....so this is a good setup for just a simple lift? is this the exact setup as the TRD?

    Also i love the way my truck rids now, similar to a car. will the tight suspension feel remain? OK last question.....are the 5100's for the front and AAL for the back?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    AAL= Add A Leaf www.Wheelersoffroad.com has everything you need or even www.toyteclifts.com i have the bilstein 5100 no need for extended brake lines unless its a 6'' lift or higher 5100's are for all 4 shocks add a leaf is for when the front sits to high the add aleaf levels it out.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:54 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    If you have had the suspension TSB done on your truck, you might pm Neubs. Toytec is coming out with an Add-a-leaf for the TSB trucks. He can get you a discount.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    nitrus5

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    ok so i am going to go through wheelers offroad. Would it be worth it to spend the extra money on the 3 leaf set for $149 or just do the AAL for $77??
    i don't want to sacrifice ride but i also don't want to spend money on something i don't need to.
    thanks again everyone for your input!!
     
  7. Nov 11, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    hashemg

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    FYI........ur not but a new leaf pack for $149....what they are doin is giving you 3 leave and you add them into ur leaf pack..

    but u have to remove the overload spring (the thick one that rests on the rear axle)

    doing that, you will retain ur ride comfort but lose out on how much weight the truck can hold


    my opinion.....get the TSB done if you can....it should lift the rear of ur truck about 2-2.5 inches and then u can adj coil-overs for the front
     
  8. Nov 11, 2008 at 11:46 AM
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    nitrus5

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    i'm out of the warranty for the TSB though so i didn't know if that would be more expensive than just beafing the back end up or what
     
  9. Nov 11, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    ur best bet is to just ge the AAL for the rear and the bilstein shocks.

    since ur on wheelers you can also get the rear OME N182 shocks. those are nice too
     
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