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Another Bilstein 5100 Ques

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NS TRD, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    NS TRD

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    I have an o8 acces cab sr5 trd off road tacoma and i was thinking about putting 4 bilstein 5100's all the way around with 265/75/16 BFG Mud Terrain KM2 tires what settings would i need to level the truck while giving it a bit of lift?front and rear
     
  2. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    also..whats the part number of the Bilstein shock to be used?
     
  3. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    TSB rear and 1.75 up front.

    or

    1.5 AAL and 2.5 up front.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Or 0 up front with eibtech coils. and 2" Toytec AAL
     
  5. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    That'd be more than factory rake.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    He said he wanted alittle bit of lift. Setting it at 1.75 will only level the truck.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    front: 5100s .85 with eibach coils diff drop kit
    eibach coils give you 1.6 on a 2nd gen
    Rear: aal or new springs
    my brother has this and he was still in spec for alignment
    you will have about 2.25'' lift after it settles

    I don't think you will like your 5100 set any higher than .85
     
  8. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    Your risking damage setting them higer then 0
     
  9. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Arent they designed to set them higher given you compress the coils to do so and loose down travel.

    If he intends to wheel his truck a lot he should buy a good lift kit rather than try to put one together on a smaller budget.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    He said that he wants to level the truck. Setting it at 1.75 with the ~0.5 inch lift from the TSB is about level. If more lift is wanted, then 2.5 with the 1.5 AAL will be closest to level.

    Setting the 5100s at 0.85 with the Eibach coils is safe. Many, many people run that set up. It's not advised to go over 0 with OME coils because they are longer.
     
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    Finish of that sentence is level the truck "and give it alittle bit of lift."
     
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    Sorry for the confusion guys i just would like to level the truck,what setting should i run in the front and back with the above mention truck
     
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    Do what he said^ 1.75 up front possible rear blocks if you dont want to spend to much on the rear or AAL
     
  14. Jun 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Ill get a pic of my brothers level truck with a bit of a lift.
    2.45 lift in the front
    1.5 lift in the back
     
  15. Jun 25, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    u cant adjust the back shocks, just the front. Lift the back with aal, blocks, or leaf pack.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    Rear blisten 5100's can go up an inch.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    u r right, my bad. Is that something new as of this year. I don't remember my brothers rear shocks being adjustable, toytec said he had to have the 1.5 aal to lift the truck the shocks alone would not do it. I was told that he could lift his truck up to 2'' then he would have to go with a longer shock 5125.
     
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    Have no idea. When I was looking at blisten a whole set came up and said front 0-2.5 and rear 0-1 probably new.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    The rear 5100s can be adjusted? News to me if they can. I was under the impression that the 0-1" was the amount of lift they can be used with to allow enough travel. Anything more, you'd have to go to a longer shock to get enough down travel.
     
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    Can i not just leave the rear at 0 and set the fronts at 1.75 to level the truck
     
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