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Anyone running Bilsteins 5100 at 1.7" and running 285s?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Kmu, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Oct 20, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Kmu

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    Hi there, Im about to buy a 2012 white double cab 4x4 TRD sport, I want to get the Bilstein 5100 for the front and back, raise the front only 1.7" to avoid alignment issues and get the Icon leaf pack and raise the rear 1.5".

    Could I fit 285x70r17 BFG KM2s with the proper backspace wheel probably a 17x8 with 4.5" to 5" of backspace to avoid hitting the control arms?

    Im not afraid of doing some minor cutting...

    THX in advance
     
  2. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    AV8BTacoma

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    Kmu,

    I actually just got 5100's all around with the ICON leaf pack in the back with 285's. I however set the front to 2.5". I had to trim a decent amount of the fender liner towards the bottom and I still need to trim some of the fender flare towards the inside, about 2". My wheels are 17x9 with 0 offset. It aligned with no problems. Here are some pictures, hope this helps!
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  3. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    neoflex

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    If your only going up to 1.75 than with the TSB 4 leaf pack that they 2012s are coming with you should be sitting level so no need to do anything out back unless you bump it up to 2.5.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Awsome truck, how does it ride in front with the bilstein set to 2.5"? I do a lot of dirt roads on my daily driving and some people say here that the ride suffers in front with the bilstein set at 2.5"

    How does the rear ride with the bilstein and Icon add a pack? it must ride sweet!!!!

    THX again
     
  5. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    I want to get the Icon add a pack for the rear to improve the ride quality on and off road.

    What are the difference between the 2012 leaf packs and the other models?

    THX
     
  6. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    The 2012s come with the 4 leaf pack that a lot of us with previous years had to have installed by Toyota thru the TSB since before that it was a 3 leaf pack that didn't take much weight to get the ass sagging and bottoming out. Hell my 400SM in the back dropped the ass a good bit.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Never mind Put my question in what I believe is the correct thread.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    Kaitacoma

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    AV8BTacoma - Awesome Truck. I have a RR TRDSport and been trying to decide between the XD Cranks / Revolvers or Monsters....Seeing yours just made that decision for me! I'm on the East Coast tho, so no worries on having to deal with a local clone! ;) BTW, do you have any issues with rubbing on the suspension running 285's with 0 offset and 2.5" lift??
     
  9. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    Thanks a lot. The cranks and lift totally changed the look of the entire truck, much more BA. I don't have any suspension rub, maybe only the slightest rub on the cab mount when going full lock in reverse, and that is only at full lock. I did have to trim a decent amount of plastic though but not a big deal and totally worth it.

     
  10. Nov 8, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Definitely one BA Truck....One of the best looking Trucks on here and I've seen IMO!! Appreciate the response regarding the potential tire rub...that was the one concern I had re: XD Cranks since they are only available with 0 offset.

     
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