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A few questions on the bilstein 6112

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dansly56, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Jun 28, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    Dansly56

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    hmmm interesting. Best I keep it on what bilstein recommendation
     
  2. Jun 28, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    If you have Taco Lean the only way to account for it (aside from adding weight to the passenger side or rewelding mounting points) is a small spacer or offsetting the clips. I think there are enough people on this site that have done one or the other with 6112s and 5100s without having their truck explode. I'm just saying that in the unlikely scenario that there is some issue with the shocks that had to be warrantied you might not want to volunteer the information about offsetting the clips/running a spacer. I had a few emails back and forth about how Bilstein suggested that I correct a known issue on a common truck and I got the same answer back.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    Howndoes leveling work out once it offset or correct it by using a spacer?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    If your truck has a lean when lifted (most do but not all) you either add a 1/4" spacer to the driver side or set that snap ring one setting higher than the passenger side.
     
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    You must not have read the post at all. I wasn't telling anyone to purchase from there. The link was simply showing what a 9100 is.

    But it is a good PSA, I agree that they suck. I have only heard bad things about 4wheelpart.com
     
  6. Jun 29, 2020 at 9:12 AM
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    I know, I know - I wasn't saying you told him to order from there. But when a product is linked to someone who seems new-ish, they probably won't know any better... hence my warning. :) All good!
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    im going to end buying the headstrong 1/4 spacer for the driver side
     
  8. Jun 29, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    So I just measured my truck height and looked at the clip setting on my truck oem strut. The drivers side oem strut is set to the second clip setting while the passenger is it to the first clip setting of the oem strut. Also I measured my struts the ones I just picked up (bilsteins 6112) and they’re set on the 4th clip setting making it a 1” inch to a 1 1/4” taller. Also 650# oem springs are 10 1/4” and my 6112 springs are 11 1/2” but remember my oem spring has a 1” toyotec bottom spacer and my 6112 springs are set at the 4th clip setting. My fenders are drivers side is taller by 1/4”. Just some info I found out by measuring stuff out today. I measured from bottom of strut to top of springs as picture indicates. Sucks I wanted to use my oem springs as they’re 650# vs 600# but they’re shorter

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  9. Jun 29, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    I don't think stock springs will fit around the 6112 shock body will they? 6112s are a much larger diameter than stock/5100/etc.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    They’re actually the same diameter just the oem spring is shorter in height
     
  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    Just an FYI for anyone reading this thread (especially @Dansly56 ) I just ordered a set of 6112's from RockAuto. $603.xx shipped! Look for the RockAuto discount code in the deals and vendors threads for 5% (covers shipping costs)

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  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    I ended up buying used 6112 that had 3000 miles on them and still under warranty for $240. That’s a good deal for new ones though
     
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  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    Oh hell yeah!! I have gotten many of my parts used and have saved a but load of money that way! My Dakar EL05R leaf springs I picked up for $250 with only 10k miles on them. I'll be installing the 6112's, dakars, B110's and ext brake line this weekend assuming it all comes in by then!
     
  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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    That’s Awesome! I’m looking for used leaf springs myself now.
     

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