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5100 Bilstein adjustable shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by WestTexasTacoma, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    WestTexasTacoma

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    I am looking to level out my truck as much as possible with the rear tsb that i had done on my tacoma. I have a couple of questions on the 5100 bilstein adjustables. :confused:
    1. Is that all that needs to be replaced is the shocks and thats all it takes to level out the truck? ( that is my understanding)
    2. how much on labor am i looking at for just the front?
    3. With the tsb installed do i need to change the rear shocks also?

    Any information to clarify this is greatly appreciated!!!!:)
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    no need to change the rear shocks.........................have the billies set at 1.75.......should sit nicely, and if you can take the complete coil assy off the truck yourself........and take them to a shop to swap in the shocks for you instead of doing the whole thing..............you can save some $$$ and maybe pay around $40 or 50 for that. the dealership wanted to charge me $300:eek: for installing the front 5100's!!! no way was i doing that! did them myself for alot less.:)
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    If you have the cash do the backs too. I found a shop to do the install and alignment for $189.00 for the fronts only, the backs are easy. Go to Down South Motorsports for your shocks, they are great. Set at 1.75 is perfect.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    Thanks, I wish i could do it myself. I am minimally mechanicaly inclined. I can do some stuff but i have never done anything this thorough. Would the tallest setting be too tall?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    damn......good price for the install and alignment too!!!! dealer's are ridiculous!
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    yeah....the tallest setting will make it nose high a bit when the rear settles,and i have heard the ride is really rough on 2.5........................but thats just what i have heard about the rough ride.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    I will be ordering them tomorrow. Ill start looking for a shop to have them installed. Yea I was looking at ordering them from there. Ive read the good stuff about them from the other threads. I Love this sight. You guys are very informed and Helpful!!!!!
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    glad we can help man!:) and yeah...............downsouth motorsports is the place to buy from!!!
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 on front at 1.75 setting • 5100 on back• K&N Air Filter• TRD Seat Covers• Day Time Running Lights• Foglights Anytime• Hella 500 lights in grille• Rear TSB Springs• Alternative Locker Mod• CB and 4 ft firestick II• Billet Grille• Kid puke in the back!• 265/75R16 Goodyear MT/R• 16" Devino wheels• Hose Clamp Mod• Revenge Fab Sliders• No Sway Bar• A Hottie as Copilot
    Hurry and buy them cause they are going up in price.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    I would go with the 1.75 setting. If its too low you can deal with it for a while. if you go to high you have to pay the same install price to get it where you want it. You wont be disappointed at 1.75 but if you are i will buy you a cheeseburger!
     
  11. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    mmmmmmm.............cheeseburger!!! where in nc are you at???:D
     
  12. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Uncle Sugar has plans for me!!!!!
     
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