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Bilstein 5100 adjustable

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by emilminasian, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Apr 12, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    emilminasian

    emilminasian [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know it's been asked before -.- , if I wanted to raise just the front of my car with bilstein 5100 adjustables what would I need ? Just the struts? And use my original springs ?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    Yes, There are 4 settings on the 5100's from 0-2.5". Just have to swap out the shock and use the original spring.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    Thanks? You have them on your truck?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    I have the 5100s. I did the 1.75 setting because I have 4 leafs in the back and Im level with the stock springs.

    Here is my truck next to stock before I replaced my tires.
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  5. Apr 12, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    I have them on my truck
     
  6. Apr 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    J.Stran

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    I'm looking at installing 5100's on the front of my Tacoma, I need to bring the front up about 2" in order to be level with the rear, probably because of the brush guard I have. My question is after installing the 5100's do I need a differential drop kit, or is that only necessary if you do a spacer lift.

    neonlazer-what setup do you have, I like how your truck sits, and what size tires are those.
     
  7. May 31, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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    Finally pay day , anything I should reconsider about this set up ? 5100 with 885 no spacer if someone has a picture please share it !:)
     
  8. May 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    sounds good OP..
     
  9. Jun 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    hygieneboy

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    How's the ride quality?

    I have a 2013 prerunner access cab SR5 2.7.

    The stock ride is slightly harsh feeling on bumps/potholes especially from the rear. I don't tow or carry much weight in the bed ever. Granted it's a truck and it's never gonna ride like a car. I do mostly city/highway driving. Rarely I drive on some dirt roads.

    Would swapping to 5100's only(no other aftermarket parts) front/rear improve the ride so it's less jarring? I'm happy with the OEM ride height.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    yes.. they are def better than stock shocks... I would recommend it.. i'm even lifted and I ride better than I did on stock shocks
     
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