1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

BC Bilstein 5100 Install

Discussion in 'Canada' started by jumpy737, May 16, 2013.

  1. May 16, 2013 at 7:41 AM
    #1
    jumpy737

    jumpy737 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Member:
    #66974
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Two part question....anyone know of a good place to get the install done? Preferably on Vancouver Island but I can drive over if that's not possible.

    I have a 2013 with the rear 4 leaf TSB. To level the truck what are the settings for the front and rear 5100's? I don't want much of a lift but I want to take out the front squat....any suggestions?
     
  2. May 16, 2013 at 7:44 AM
    #2
    ntilehman

    ntilehman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Member:
    #89088
    Messages:
    1,497
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner Off Road
    Rock Sliders Front Light Bar +1.5" Front Arms with Ext. Kings
    Set them on 1.75 to level with the rear TSB springs. Can't help ya on the shop part though. Try doing them yourself maybe?
     
  3. May 16, 2013 at 8:46 AM
    #3
    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Member:
    #93819
    Messages:
    1,149
    Gender:
    Male
    A BC Boy in Calgary
    Vehicle:
    2013 MGM DCSB TRD Sport 6spd
    Plasti-Dipped Emblems, Tonnopro Tri-fold toneau cover (for winter use only), AVS in-channel visors, Ultra Gauge, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Muteki Trail Hog 285/70/17, Pop N' Lock, Bilstein 5100's in the front set at .85 with Eibach coils, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with a Toytec AAL. Toytec drivers side spacers, Toytec diff drop kit. All Pro u-bolt flip kit, TJM Compressor (permanently mounted), Custom rack for the RTT over the bed, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Toyota Bed Mat, Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio, and a lot of gear behind the seats.
    My local Toyoa shop quoted me $360 for install and alignment.
     
  4. May 16, 2013 at 8:53 AM
    #4
    4banger09

    4banger09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75914
    Messages:
    1,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Nb, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma Access cab 4cyl
    Leveled
    Do it yourself or just take the existing strut and coil off and drive to like Canadian tire or something and get them to disassemble and reassemble with the new shock.
     
  5. May 16, 2013 at 8:55 AM
    #5
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Get it done at Toyota and have then recalibrate the VSC / Skid Control ECU at the same time and do an alignment

    One stop , done
     
  6. May 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM
    #6
    BORNWILDGUY

    BORNWILDGUY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Member:
    #77942
    Messages:
    2,074
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 Lifted Tacoma Doublecab (SOLD)
    4" zone offroad suspension lift modified with Rcd bilstein front shocks w 1/2 spacer for 5.75" front lift and allpro expo leap pack with 2" block for 6" rear lift, extended length stainless brake lines front and rear, beefed taco carrier bearing drop brkt, 1.25 alum driveshaft spacer, avid lightbar powdercoated w 2 9" led lights, , amp research power steps, anderson aluminum drop hitch, ss grill insert w color matched grill, color matched door handles, color matched rear bumper, color matched pop n lock tailgate handle, 2012 sport mirrors added, color matched mustang hood scoop, borla ss exhaust, extang full tilt tonneau cover, windows tinted darker,oem roof rack, 2014 touch screen radio w navigation, infinity kappa speakers front and rear, rockford fosgate amp, 2 10" kicker subs, 2tone katzkin leather, hydro dipped interior parts, inalfa 925 power moonroof, lexus F sport shift knob
    Just do it yourself if you are able. Floor jack, jack stand and simple tools and can be done in no time then just pay to get a good alignment.
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM
    #7
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    and a spring compressor
     
  8. May 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM
    #8
    jumpy737

    jumpy737 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Member:
    #66974
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Will these need to be adjusted after the install?

    Also, has anyone just done the front and left the rear on the TSB?
     
  9. May 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM
    #9
    BORNWILDGUY

    BORNWILDGUY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Member:
    #77942
    Messages:
    2,074
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 Lifted Tacoma Doublecab (SOLD)
    4" zone offroad suspension lift modified with Rcd bilstein front shocks w 1/2 spacer for 5.75" front lift and allpro expo leap pack with 2" block for 6" rear lift, extended length stainless brake lines front and rear, beefed taco carrier bearing drop brkt, 1.25 alum driveshaft spacer, avid lightbar powdercoated w 2 9" led lights, , amp research power steps, anderson aluminum drop hitch, ss grill insert w color matched grill, color matched door handles, color matched rear bumper, color matched pop n lock tailgate handle, 2012 sport mirrors added, color matched mustang hood scoop, borla ss exhaust, extang full tilt tonneau cover, windows tinted darker,oem roof rack, 2014 touch screen radio w navigation, infinity kappa speakers front and rear, rockford fosgate amp, 2 10" kicker subs, 2tone katzkin leather, hydro dipped interior parts, inalfa 925 power moonroof, lexus F sport shift knob
    Can be done safely w/o one as well but if you want to get one you can
     
  10. May 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM
    #10
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Yes

    and yes
     
  11. May 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM
    #11
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Here's the thing though

    People always say this stuff " just do it yourself , it's easy "

    It's only easy if you are comfortable in your abilities to do it , and some people are not

    I think it's easy to frame a hip roof , others may disagree
     
  12. May 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM
    #12
    Geem750

    Geem750 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Member:
    #76861
    Messages:
    558
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Okanagan, BC
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB
    Grillcraft grill, ultimate toytek 3" lift, shorty antenna, blacked out badges, rear diff breather, Kenwood 6990 HU, wet okoles, weather techs, extra D-rings, Cruisin offroad bolt on sliders, Treklights 18" LED bar
    i dont even know what that means. but im in the same boat. i much rather someone else work on my truck because then i have someone else to blame if shit goes wrong. especially with a daily driver. got my local mechanic to install my lift and then took it to kal tire for an alignment. all said and done i probably should have taken it to toyota.
     
  13. May 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM
    #13
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    [​IMG]
     
  14. May 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM
    #14
    4banger09

    4banger09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75914
    Messages:
    1,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Nb, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma Access cab 4cyl
    Leveled
    Hip roof = stupid
     
  15. May 16, 2013 at 12:31 PM
    #15
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Why would you say that
     
  16. May 16, 2013 at 12:35 PM
    #16
    4banger09

    4banger09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75914
    Messages:
    1,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Nb, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma Access cab 4cyl
    Leveled
    Cost more look funny
     
  17. May 16, 2013 at 12:37 PM
    #17
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    :rolleyes:
     
  18. May 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM
    #18
    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Member:
    #93819
    Messages:
    1,149
    Gender:
    Male
    A BC Boy in Calgary
    Vehicle:
    2013 MGM DCSB TRD Sport 6spd
    Plasti-Dipped Emblems, Tonnopro Tri-fold toneau cover (for winter use only), AVS in-channel visors, Ultra Gauge, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Muteki Trail Hog 285/70/17, Pop N' Lock, Bilstein 5100's in the front set at .85 with Eibach coils, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with a Toytec AAL. Toytec drivers side spacers, Toytec diff drop kit. All Pro u-bolt flip kit, TJM Compressor (permanently mounted), Custom rack for the RTT over the bed, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Toyota Bed Mat, Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio, and a lot of gear behind the seats.
    Get it done at Toyota it's a lot easier to get it covered by warranty if something goes wrong...

    Is that the house of Oz?

    I expected you to live in Camelot
     
  19. May 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM
    #19
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,867
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Not my house

    Camelot is a silly place

    http://youtu.be/1Npo0cmp-VY
     
To Top