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Bilstein 5100 .85 Before/After Picture Request

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by horstm87, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Aug 20, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    I recently added billy 5100's with ome 884 springs. From what I've read, at the 0 setting on the billy's the ome springs will add 2" of lift. Is this correct?
     
  2. Nov 25, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    Is .85 on the Billy's the same as the 2nd or 3rd ring setting?
     
  3. Nov 25, 2018 at 9:51 AM
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    The stock setting is no lift, the first ring position up is .85" (I guess in your wording that would be the second position?).
    The next two are 1.75" and 2.5" lift.
     
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  4. Nov 25, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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    Ok, thanks. You answered my question :)
     
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  5. Oct 31, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    I just had 5100s installed all the way around and the improvement is incredible. This thing rides like a caddy now. I set the fronts at .85 to allow a little more clearance for my 265\75\16 Wildpeaks since I rubbed a little. I had the rear leaf TSB and pretty bad rake. Normal rake now. Looks stockish. No issues with driving, vibrations, or steering.

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  6. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    How much lift did you get with the .85 setting?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Same question as Notch here, plus I'm assuming you're still on the stock TRD OR coil springs in the front?
     
  8. Dec 3, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    People say 1.5 inches. I don't rub anymore so its its good enough for me. I could definitely tell and feel a difference when I picked it up. I have the TSB on the rear. Now I have a normal amount of rake. Stock coils.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    So 1.5" hmm?? I was hoping for like 1". When I did the 5100 set at .85 on my 2016 4 runner I got 1" of lift. Was hoping it would be around the same with my 2015 Tacoma.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    Seems the 2nd (.85) groove setting puts these trucks just slightly lower than the 2nd gen TRD Pro & TX Baja which are lifted 1.75" in the front and pretty level. Might even be a little more ideal as from what I can tell any little bit of load you put in the back of their bed causes the rear ends to squat.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    I have a SR5 sport. Right now I have about 1-1.25" rake. I do have a 4'x5'x.75 heavy ass rubber mat in the bed. That has to be making it squat a little. That's why I was hoping for just 1" up front. Oh well I'll just install the 5100s @ .85 and see what it looks like. If it has a little cali lean I'll raise the rear up.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    Just finished installing the 5100's set at .85 and I'm happy to report it gave me 1" of lift in the front. I'm now level front to back. This is with a 4ft x 5ft x 3/4" thick heavy ass rubber horse stall mat in the bed and the gas tank at 3/4 full. I'll have to get some pics later.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2019 at 4:48 AM
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    I’m getting ready to have my stock 2005 TRD Sport coils replaced with a brand new 2019 TRD Sport coils that were removed prior to a lift. Also have 5100s and I’m looking forward to being level again since the frame replacement with the added leaf pack.
     
  14. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    When you guys installed the stock coils on your 5100s were the coils positioned/clocked with the lower end of the coils facing the rear of the vehicle like the Toyota factory service manual specifies?
     
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