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Bilstein 5100 5 lug?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by SurfInferno, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    has anyone done this? is it worth it?
     
  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    is it possible?
     
  3. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    Kelson

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    i don't think they'd fit. theyre waaayyyy to long
     
  4. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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    the rear shocks fit
     
  5. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    I think the front suspension is just set up differently. Look at the mounting of the UCA's on the frame. The 5 lug UCA's mount points are horizontally in line and on the frame rail. On the 6 lugs, they're angled and much higher on the frame. The spindles are different sizes too.

    It would be interesting to try, but I don't think any struts for the 6 lug will work on the 5 without further modification. Another user (br217398) on here was trying to convert his 5 lug over to a 6 lug suspension about a year ago. Not sure how it turned out.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    I'm pretty sure they fit, I went into a shop the other day and that's actualy what they suggested, they gave me a bilstein brochure and it says its available for 2-6 inch lifts..... I'm getting those with some total chaos arms, rims tires and an exhaust can't wait, need about 2 months tohav the funds though :(
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Actualy I'm not sure at all about the rear yet, I was thinking leafs but I'm not to worried about it till I get some more money saved up...any suggestions? And tire size I was thinking atleat 31 inches but bigger if I can, and for rims I'm still up in the air
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    i got fatbobs lift. it came with some procomp shocks for the back. i still need to put it on. i really would have rather gotten some bilsteins and tried it but i dont have 1000 bucks on hand
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    If you read closely, the 5100's are just for the 4wd and prerunners.
    http://www.bilsteinus.com/leveling/downloads/5100LevShks_flyer.pdf
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 at 12:40 AM
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    I'm pretty sure it's for 05+ tacos. I'd hate to drop the coin on the TC UCA and 5100's and then find out they won't fit. Then you'd either have to go back to stock or drop way more money on SAW or ICON coilovers. If you're already lifted, you can use the 5100's made for the rear.

    I've thought about all of this before.
    • Is there a way to make 5100's fit
    • will coilovers from the 6 lug fit
    • can I use the TC UCA with stock coilovers until I can afford to buy SAW
    • can I install the SAW coilovers set for no lift until I can afford to buy the TC UCA

    My efforts were purely investigative and I did not actually attempt any of the above. I can't justify spending that much cash right now for an experiment. But from emails with folks at Downsouth Motorsports, TC and SAW, it sounded like the above options would not work. Who knows, maybe they were all jerking my chain. I am planning on buying the fat bob's kit and replacing my front struts with the bilstein HD series. My tires are almost worn out, so if I'm going to lift the time is near. In the future when I have the time to save up for it, I'd like to go with the TC/SAW setup.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    I have a set of 6-lug stock bilsteins, and they are about 4 inches longer than the stock struts. there is no way they would ever fit.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    sweet thanks man
     
  14. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    ...I know, it sucks. they must work with a lift, there is a 5-lugger or two on here with them, but definitely not stock height.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2010 at 3:47 AM
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    I too, have been thinking of different ways to do my front suspension without spending too much money on it. Like you, I think in the future I will go with the TC/SAW setup. I was going to see if anyone can fabricate the top strut adapter, buy some use coilovers, and run them with stock UCAs. I know I will need to cut off the bump stops, but that should not be a problem to do.
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