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bilstein 5100 adjustables ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BLUVVV, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    BLUVVV

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    so im thinking about geting a mild off road lift for my taco... my buddy just put the bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks on his tundra and i think it looks awesome and i really want the same...I was just wondering if anyone has done this lift and the pros and cons of it?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    I have got them on my truck best investment i have done, pros awesome shocks very durable cons none!
     
  3. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    Set at 1.75.No cons at this time. The ride is by far better then the stock trd.:D Well worth it.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    Please use the search function. I don't know how many times I have recommended them on this forum in the last month.

    Yes, we use 5100s. Yes, they ride well. Yes, they are cost effective.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    He asking for our opinions i have done the same and given multiple opinions but if you dont like it dont write anything.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    thanks brother...i hate it when people are so stuck up! well i think they are the best bang for your buck for $103 a pop.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    You can order just the front ones for 160.Downsouthmotors on ebay.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2008 at 9:41 PM
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  9. Jul 8, 2008 at 9:58 PM
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    Is it acceptable to run the Bilstein 5100 on the front only and not do anything on the rear? Or will that make the Tacoma look like it's dragging ass?

    If I can't get the rear suspension TSB performed what's my next best option?
     
  10. Jul 8, 2008 at 10:07 PM
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    The cost of all 4 is 269.Blocks or add a leaf.(aal)for the back.How much tire you want to put on?? There are many options.Advantage w/the 5100's is their hight adjustable.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2008 at 10:20 PM
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    I currently don't have any plans other than to keep the stock tires and replace them with BFG A/Ts in a little bit; the truck I'm looking at has about 56,000 miles on what looks like the factory BFG Rugged Trail A/T with some tread left.

    I'll probably keep the factory size tires on factory wheels. I'm looking at the suspension for better hauling and handling characteristics.

    Will the Tacoma be level lifting the front 2.5" and the rear 1" with the Bilsteins? Or will I need to toss in an AAL?
     
  12. Jul 8, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    The front only has lift. Set at 2.5,blocks in the back,the rear will still be higher then the front. or use aal.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2008 at 9:03 AM
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    When you get some on your truck and can actually recommend them from personal use you still shouldn't have that attitude. As stated don't reply and just surf on. :cool:
     
  14. Jul 9, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Depends on what year truck and model concerning if the rear leaf TSB is even required or available. From that point depends on how much lift you would want. The 5100's for the front have four levels of lift. Stock height, .85", 1.75", and a full 2.5". Many have said that at 2.5" they're a pretty firm ride. Bilstein's websight says that the 5100's for the rear are for up to 2" of lift, but the rear don't actually add any lift.
    When you get your truck put a floor jack under the front and use a tape to measure the different height options of the 5100's and step back and see which setting looks good to you.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    There are three threads on the first page of the Suspension folder with 5100s in the name, excluding this one. The entire idea that I am "stuck up" for suggesting a search is absurd.

    I have no problem with someone being a newb or whatever, what annoys me is when somebody doesn't bother spending 5 seconds to see if their question has already been answered.

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  16. Jul 9, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    No cons at all. The ride is great and they have far better dampening than the stock shocks.
    From your picture your truck only has a slight rake now. When I installed my 5100's I only used the .85" setting and actually got a full 1" of lift.
    With the rear TSB and at this setting on the front 5100's it has settled out to about a 1.25" tail high rake on my truck which I like. Everyone gets slightly different results.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2008 at 9:56 PM
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    i actually just bought 5100's all around on ebay...gettin them monday...i have the alcon AAL that i have yet to put onto my truck...do you guys suggest i sent the front shocks at 2.5 with the AAL or lower?...also i heard the rear shocks are really easy to install yourself...is that right? i too am keeping my stock 17's with this set up :)
     
  18. Jul 9, 2008 at 10:09 PM
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    Maybe do the rear AAL first to see how much lift you get. Yes the rear 5100's are easily installed.
    Then place a jack under the front cross member and measure to the wheel well and jack it up to the different heights available with the 5100's and decide that way where you want the front ones set.
     
  19. May 31, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    Hello all, I have a 2005 tdr off-road access cab and am looking at replacing the shocks all around with 5100's. My warranty is up and the person who owned it before me did not get any TSB's. I am wondering if the rear 5100's actually have an adjustable rear 1 inch lift or is it just the amount of lift the shocks add? I ask this because i have seen many places selling them say that they have a 1 inch lift in the back and other sites dont even mention it. Also if I do get the 1 inch lift on the back what would be an appropriate level lift on the front?
     
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