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5100's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by asdf, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    asdf

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    I'm looking into getting a set (front and rear) of bilstein 5100's.looking for the adjustable ones up to 2.5? im kinda confused on what to get for the front though.... do i just get the shocks and get a local shop to mount my stock springs on them? and could someone set me up with a link to where i can purchase the right set up...
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    $300 bucks shipped front and rear. I could'nt find a price lower than that. I ordered them on friday (10/30) and they came today!
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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  4. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Optimus2009

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    I went through Down South Motorsports. Found the "Bilstein 5100 Series 2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner & 4WD Pre-Load Adjustable" Package. Picked up a fabtech 1.5" AAL too. I did my own install. If DIY is something you are interested in check out this thread. Front Shock/Spring Removal
     
  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    08pretaco

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    tell downsouth your a member and they discount it. either a local shop or like autozone place can do it for you.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    did you mention your a member, it a couple bucks less if you did!
     
  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    +1 on the member thing
     
  8. Nov 10, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    This guy on ebay is selling them for 299 but i put a offer of 285 and got them.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    I did my fronts with 5100's and I used a spring compressor and did them my self. I set mine at 1.75.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    What all do the 5100s come with. i need a new top plate that has the 3 studs on the top of the spring. do the new bilstein shocks come with these?
     
  11. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    is the 3-stud top plate on the spring ? or where can i get a new one?
     
  12. Nov 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    I just purchased a 2010 TRD 4x4 double-cab. It will never be off road. I want to level front with rear. From what I have read, I can accomplish this by using the 5100's. If this is so, should I buy the 5100's for the rear?What should the front be set at?
    I also take it that the forum does not recommend spacer kits. I would appreciate any info.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Eibach Springs is a cheaper alternative to 5100's. It brings the truck up in front and gives a good ride.

    Just another option...
     
  14. Nov 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Eibach 1.6 springs and the 5100s is a great combo!!!!!
     
  15. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    is there a big difference between the 5100's and the bilsteins on the trd package besides the ability to lift?
     
  16. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    from what i gather they are larger and are valved differently
     
  17. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    yeah they are valved different and they are a much better shock then the stock ones. just think of it that the stock ones are the first level of billys and the 5100's are the next step up. i have them and have them set to 2.5 and i couldn't be any happier with them. i mean granted with them jacked all the way up they are a little stiff but thats to be expected when lifting a truck.
     
  18. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    I am changing out the factory BFG 265/70-16 to Michelin 265/75-16 tires. 31.7" versus 30.6" With the bilstein 5100's set at 1.75 or 2.50, what are the opinions as to which would look best on the truck. Also, what do you think of just using 2" level spacers.

    Thanks!
     
  19. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    if i get Eibach Springs and billys set at 2.5 is the max lift still 2.5" or do you get more lift when you put those springs on?
     
  20. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    I believe if you get the springs you get 1.6'' lift and you can set your billies to .85 for a total of 2.45'', however not any higher. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I'm also researching the crap out of lifts, so the more information the better!
     
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