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Bilstein 1.75 vs 2.5

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by hakabo, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    hakabo

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    Is there any noticeable difference in ride between the two from people who have done both? I have mine at 2.5 and it is stiff but I don't want to got through the hassle of dropping to 1.75 if it is a minor improvement. Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    moondeath

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    I don't know about stiffness. But the handling must be better. For mine at least. 2.5" just doesn't work for my caster.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    It depends on which coil springs you have up front. With TRD Off Road springs or Eibachs, you will probably notice a pretty significant difference by dropping down to 1.75. If you have the TRD Sport or SR5/Base coil springs, you'll likely notice some difference, but nothing hugely drastic. Off Road coils are progressive and Eibachs are a little more stiff than average. Neither like being preloaded that much which means they ride way stiffer at higher settings.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    I have the base sr5 springs
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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    bump
     
  6. Apr 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    Sorry, don't have any specific experience from this but many out there do, I'm sure. Bump for you.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    So how stiff will it ride with the TRD off road coils and setting the 5100s at 0.85 ?
     
  8. Apr 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    What is your setup?
     
  9. Apr 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    Again, I have personal experience with that specifically, but from what I've read, .85 isn't to bad at all, but it does get worse from there.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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    oh ok that sounds good . Do you know about how much of a lift I can expect? Thank you for your reply.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    I'm stock SR5 with the 5100s set at .85. Rides just fine.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    I put mine on at 2.5" for a month then changed to 1.75" due too concerns with alignment issues. 1.75" is a better ride for sure. I also have stock TRD coils.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    Which TRD coils? Sport and Off Road coils are not the same.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    Off Road.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    my sr5s with billies at 1.75 are great
     
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