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Bilstein 5100 at 2.5 review

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by nschmittsd, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Jan 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    nschmittsd

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    Hi guys I just wanted to post that I readjusted my bilstein shocks from the 1.75 setting to the 2.5. My truck looked level at the 1.75 setting but I wanted it a little bit nose high. At the 2.5 setting they are not too hard. They seem to be the same stiffness as before. Here's a pic [​IMG]
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  2. Jan 18, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    Looks great! Im installing mine this weekend and was planning on setting it to 1.75
     
  3. Jan 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    Looks good
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    Any other experience with the Bilsteins at 2.5? Some say this is a very stiff ride, other's say it's very similar to the ride at 1.75. I'd love to hear some more experience on this.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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    not so low, not so slow 2006 6 lug
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    looks good



    congrats on having the impossibly elusive double cab long bed TRD offroad :cool:



     
  6. Jan 24, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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    I rode in a true TRD offroad (progressive coils) set at 2.5 and thought it rode very rough.....but thats a subjective claim, sorry. Each person has their own perceptions
     
  7. Jan 24, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    Anybody near central Florida running this set up on TRD Off Road springs?
     
  8. Jan 24, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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    Do you have a TSB or any type of rear lift? Also what size are your tires?
     
  9. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    i dont have a rear lift just the stock 3 leaf pack. and my truck is an sr5. i just bought it used and it came with trd decals haha i never took them off. tires are 265 65 17. im getting 285's in the next couple weeks
     
  10. Dec 9, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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    I have the Bilsteins set at 2.5". Its somewhat rough. Its a simple, fairly cheap lift to level your truck but they aren't the best ride. When you go over speed bumps and such, you can really feel a jarring feeling coming from the coil overs. On the freeway in some spots, it gets pretty bumpy and you can really feel the stiffness. I would like a smoother ride, so I will probably upgrade to the Fox 2.0's when i get the money to. Im also considering setting them back down to 1.75" for the time being because I cannot get the alignment right with them at 2.5" with stock UCA's. So I am debating on keeping them set at 2.5" and getting some UCA's, or just saving money for now and lowering them to 1.75". I am also curious to see what my truck will look like at 1.75", because right now it sits a little nose high.
     
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    Lols I didn't catch that. I was too focused on the bird dookie.


    I'm glad you posted this. I've been looking for opinions on the 2.5 ride quality. Almost everything i've heard hasn't been good, but I realize all is subjective. I'm likely just going to keep mine at 1.75 and add the additional hat spacer that toytec supplies for the additional lift because I really don't want any more preload.
     
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