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Billstein 5100, Rear TSB, My Experience

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by double_b, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Jan 25, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    V5ioV

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    looks really good….
    what size tires did you go with and did you have to trim?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    Pretty sure you have the TSB already. Count the number of leafs you got back there.

    3 non-tsb

    4 w/tsb
     
  3. Jan 26, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    You will be nose high IMO. Everyone seems to have their own opinion of what level is though. You have to decide what level is for yourself. I'm sitting at NTB as I type waiting on mine. I'm doing 1.75 with the rear tsb. That seems to be level to me from my research.

    I was going to do the install myself but they are doing the front for $100 and then what alignment package I pick. He'll it was going to cost me $40-$50 just to pull the coil assembly myself and have a shop swap them. Can't beat this deal IMO. I'll post pics later.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    Here it is, Billy's at 1.75 and rear tsb. Looks perfectly level to me.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Jan 26, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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    looks bad ass double b!!!
     
  6. Jan 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    5100s all around....front set at 1.75. Rear leaf TSB.
    I have the exact same set up.....5100s all the way around. Front at 1.75 with rear leaf tsb.....just awesome!!!!!!

    Tacoma wTSB.jpg
     
  7. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    Yeah I remember your truck when I was trying to decide on mine. Looks great!
     
  8. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    Man, all 3 trucks look great and level...
     
  9. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    Awesome looking trucks!!! :thumbsup: I have the 2012 DCSB Sport with the 18" wheels and I'm kinda fond of the size now. I believe I have the 4 leaf pack (TSB.) To me the truck looks pretty level, however it looks I like it. Wondering what size tires I could run if I added the 5100's?
     
  10. Jan 26, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    5100s all around....front set at 1.75. Rear leaf TSB.
    Thanks man...gotta luv the set up
     
  11. Jan 27, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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    Rides great so far. I was worried it would ride rough. Seems about the same with less body roll and less nose dive. I like it!
     
  12. Jan 27, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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    I think this has been the best thing I did to the truck - same set up here, rides great. When I did the rear TSB leafs, I ran the stock TRD Billy's they installed for a while. The 5100's just feel like a much better shock ride wise. and it seems the 1.75" setting is the sweet spot with our trucks. :cool:
     
  13. Jan 27, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    5100s all around....front set at 1.75. Rear leaf TSB.
    Agree 1000000%:D
     
  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    Guys, your trucks look great. I just picked up my '13 DCSB Sport so please excuse my noob question. Are all you guys did in the front was just swap out the shock to 5100s? No change out in springs?

    Edwin
     
  15. Feb 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    Not trying to thread jack but WTF is TSB ??? I have a 2011 DCSB 4x4 and I have 3 leaves. Is something wrong with that?
     
  16. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    Used the factory coil spring, the 5100's have 4 settings to compress the coil giving lift, except for the first setting which is stock height.
     
  18. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Thanks. I understand now. Is there a reason why you guys didn't swap out the stock spring with the eibach one that comes with the toytec lift kit?

    Edwin
     
  19. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    For me it was mostly about money. My mods are few and far between since I have a 7 month old. Daycare is a *%$#@. :D I was just glad to get what I did.
     
  20. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    Haha... Understood. Congrats on the 7 month old btw.

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