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5100 Bilstein Shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by davidsdad, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    davidsdad

    davidsdad [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone running the 5100 Bilstein adjustable shocks with the original Toyota coil springs? If so, how does it ride??? Thanks..
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    davidpick

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    i have this setup on a first gen so it may be a bit different for yours. my experience is that it's a bit stiffer than the OE (i have mine set to maximum lift ~2.5"), but not annoying at all. it handles more like a truck (in a good way).
     
  3. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Andrew H

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    i have mine set to 1.75 with stock springs. feels and rides good.
     
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    Redfox1

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  5. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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  6. Oct 1, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    moto932

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    the first gen 5100's dont have a 1.75 setting like the second gens.

    for first gen 5100's you have 3 choices, 0, 1.25, and then 2.5.

    for 2nd gen 5100's have 4 choices, 0, .85, 1.75, and then 2.5.

    EDIT: im a dumbass, thought OP had a first gen
     
  7. Oct 1, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    I'll be running mine at 2.5" with stock coils for now...I'm gonna buy some OME 886s in the near future
     
  8. Oct 1, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    I thought you couldn't run these shocks at 2.5 without problems
     
  9. Oct 1, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    davidsdad

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    Thanks guys for the info.. Is there a problem running these shocks at 2.5"???????
     
  10. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Running them at 2.5 can mess up your caster, which you would need new UCA's to fix. It's kind of a toss up. seems like some folks run aftermarket UCA's at 2.5" and some don't
     
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