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Bilstein 5100 Leveling Struts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Firefighter160, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    Firefighter160

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    Hey I see on www.ntwonline.com they sell the 5100 leveling struts for $86.10 a piece. Are they worth getting if I want to lift my truck? How much lift do they give?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    I imagine that they are there as a sway bar. Its just a fancy way of doing the spacer lift.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    They're an awesome product. They'll offer you anywhere from 0"-2.5" (in the front) by preloading the springs. I'd recomend buying them from "down south motorsports" lotta people on here use them and i've never heard a bad thing.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Ditto.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    x3 I've done the lift and love it, very inexpensive and improves the handling of the truck. Good stuff!

    Rob
     
  6. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    With the Billy 5100's you can go from 0"-2.5" inchs in the front. The rear 5100's are not adjustable.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    Ok so its up to 2.5 inches. I could go 265s but not 285s, how would the 265s look on a 16x8 wheel?
     
  8. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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  9. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    You could still fit 285s... You're just looking at the possibility of having the do some inner fender trimming or spacing out the wheels a bit. Anybody else agree?
     
  11. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    minor trimming and 285's will fit that is what I did:D
     
  12. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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  13. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    Oh and I wasn't saying 2.5" wouldn't get the 285's in there, I was thinking at 2.5" that's not really a "leveling kit" you would also have to lift the rear to have the truck level and fit 285's.

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  14. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    yea you would, I did 2.5 front and 1.5 in the rear. Sits close to level.
     
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    Totally agree. They're very helpful.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    I have the billys at 1.75 in the front and TSB springs in the rear.

    with stock wheels.
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    This is with 265/75/r16 mtrs on a 8 in wheel.
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  17. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    Or you can just get a 3" lift kit!!! Get 3" in the front and 2" in the back with an AAL! ;)
     
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