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5100’s or 6112

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Fedup13, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Jul 27, 2021 at 12:15 PM
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    dbtx

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    Ahh thanks for pointing that out. I'm assuming you are referring to the extended travel 5100s pn 33-319070
     
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  2. Jul 27, 2021 at 12:20 PM
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    You're welcome!

    That looks like it, but I didn't get a P/N confirmation. Lemme tag @memario1214 to see.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2021 at 3:48 PM
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    Why if I might ask?
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2021 at 7:31 PM
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    They are good on the street (sporty and firm) but rough off road unless you are going fast.
     
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  5. Jul 27, 2021 at 7:37 PM
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    I've been flabbergasted with the 5100s (front only) all day.
     
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  6. Jul 27, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    Thanks for info but aren’t the Fox the same? I’ve read they are best at higher speeds off-road
     
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  7. Jul 27, 2021 at 9:30 PM
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    6112’s have been great for me on and off-road no complaints. From service roads to rocky slow terrain. Handle great IMO. Either are great set ups.
     
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  8. Jul 28, 2021 at 9:57 AM
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    Thanks, can I ask you this I’ve been reading that the 6112’s on 5-6 notch is preloading the coils and the 5100 setup with 887 coils has them set at zero no preload. Is running with no preload better setup?
     
  9. Jul 28, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    IMO there are so many ways you can set these kits up. IMO I went 6/5 setting as recommended by Bilstein with 600lb coils with no added front weight. Also Bilstein are degressive shocks. Some like the ride some don’t. IMO you can’t go wrong with either. 6112’s are designed with there own coil and achieve height on certain settings like you know. 6112’s are definitely a great kit so are 5100’s. If you have the money IMO go for the 6112’s.
    Hope this helps
    Good luck
     
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  10. Jul 28, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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    Like you touched on, the pairing of springs and shocks is a big deal also and is affected by the owner.

    Considering some of the comments about the 5100s, I was slightly worried before tossing them in. Of course, I'm still waiting on the rears, but the difference with the Sport 700lb springs and the shock valving seems like a good match for me.
     
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    100% brother :thumbsup:
     
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    ok where do I start, I initially had the 5100 set on the 4th perch and was way too stiff for my liking. So I purchased the OME 885 front spring add it on and then set the 5100 to stock level. I also hated the ride BUT,,,,,,,,,,,,, their is a BREAK IN PERIOD. It took my truck about 4000 miles of highway commuting to settle in. Now it rides really, really good. Maybe even great. During the break in period I actually purchased the 6112 and was going to swap them in but since it rides really good I dumped them. I also have a 1'' block in the rear with falken wildpeaks 275 70 17.

    whatever you do decide please take into consideration the dreaded ''Break in Period"" and don't jump to any conclusions.

    also mind you that those 4000 miles were predominantly highway miles since I do commute a lot. The break in period may be faster if driven in the city since more stop an go traffic occurs.
     
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    Take it off-road and it will settle quicker IMO
     
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    Good point.

    I was hoping to see some settling with the Icon leafs. Nothing much other than retorquing the bushings with some load in the bed.

    I'm kinda felling that my Stock front springs are broken in after 54k.
     
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    Is anyone running 6112/5160 with medium Dakar leafs? If so, what notch do you have the 6112’s set at?
     
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    A related question: I have the sport trim, and will be upgrading shocks in the future. Provided I go aftermarket (I dont really go offroad, as there arent a whole lot of places in this area other than forest service roads, so its largely for looks), do I need to readjust the TSS in the front? I notice that with the OEM lift kit, it comes with a new grill and the TSS from what I gather is repositioned. Is this something I would need to take into consideration if I go aftermarket?
     
  20. Jul 29, 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    Had 5100's and an AAL on my 2G with the front at 2.25" lift, net. They did not seem that different from the stock sport shocks. My 3G has 5160's, airbags, hammer hangers and stock leaves in the rear. Front just has 1/2" spacers right now, but have 6112's, UCA's and the bushing ready to go in when I get the time.

    The 5160's have been the best money i have spent on the truck so far. They really calmed the rear end down and greatly reduced bottoming out and made the rear feel more planted in corners. I haven't had them off road yet, but RT 1 in PA is pretty damn full of potholes and they have performed well. I considered stopping further suspension work after them because they solved my biggest complaint. Would buy them again 100 times over.
     
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