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Bilstein 5100 adjustable struts, what heigth to adjust to? I need help!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by R.etheridge, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Apr 15, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    R.etheridge

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    I just got some bilstein struts, my question is it is 1-3 inch adjustable so where do I set the ring if I want the full 3? The bottom groove or the top groove? I thinking the top groove but just wanna make sure before I go through all the trouble. And I also got some rev teck extender spacers for the front that I put in with some 3in add a leafs and bilstein 5100's rear shocks in the back. Will my truck sit level or should I make an adjustment on the strut? Its a 03 double cab 4x4 TRD. Thanks
     
  2. Apr 15, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    it only goes to 2.5, and adding a spacer to that is not recommended. you should get the desired height you want with the 2.5. your truck may lean toward the front a bit once you get the aal added, but you have to give the leaf time to settle.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    what about the settings I have on the adjustable struts? are they right? I need to be on the top groove to be at 2.5? and wheelers recommended me to get the spacers
     
  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    There are 4 grooves and a snap ring on the shocks which snaps into the setting you want. There should be instructions that came in the box... but the bottom groove is 0 lift, then .85, 1.75 and 2.50 on the top one.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 1:05 AM
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    no instructions came with them. I was pretty sure it was the top one for 2.5 i just wanted a second opinion before I put everything back together. Thanks buddy
     
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    i set mine @ 2.5 with top spacer and the guy from toytec doesnt recommend that to set the clip at the second setting which the coils make up for that and add a 1/2 spacer to get a complete 3 like mine i set it @ 2.5 which has maxed it out which mwans ill need to get uca's and my cv boots are at an angle which can cause damage
     
  7. Apr 30, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    The 5100's for 1st gens have settings for 0, 1.25", and 2.5", they do not have 4 settings.

    You can add a very thin top-plate spacer (1/4" thick) to go up to 3" if you like (you will probably need new uca's if you do this), but DO NOT add any spacer that will take you over 3" of lift total.
     

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