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Bilstein 5100 on 5 lug

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 113tac, May 1, 2010.

  1. May 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    113tac

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    I was wondering if it was possible to put the bilstein 5100s on my 5 lug reg cab tacoma.
     
  2. May 1, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    sorry sir, its a no go.... what are you trying to do, lift?
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    oh dang okay. i was thinking about a lift but im not sure yet
     
  4. May 3, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Is $$$ a factor? If not, then you can go with mid-travel or long travel from Total Chaos.
     
  5. May 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    what he said.... he's the guy with all the knowledge on 5 lugs! :cool:
     
  6. May 3, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  7. May 3, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    yes unfortunately money is. i wish i had the money to get the long travel
     
  8. May 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    which one is better fatbobs or readylift? front spacers or are there coils that provide a lift for the front?
     
  10. May 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    they are both front spacers
     
  11. May 26, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    would the spacer plates affect my stock coils that have 250k miles on em. (i.e. sagging springs)

    so which is better fatbob or readylift? or same ting

    are the bilstein 5100 that much more better than 4600?
     
  12. May 26, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    they are both top plate spacers, so they don't compress your springs to achieve the lift. So in that regard they are the same.
     
  13. May 26, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    you have 250K?!?! holy crap
     
  14. May 27, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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    What's a 4600?
     
  15. May 27, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    i could be wrong, but maybe he's referring to the bilstein heavy duty shocks that fit our 5 lugs. still though, you can't really compare them to the 5100s as they don't fit our trucks.

    as far as the mileage you have, i have no idea whether or not the kit would affect anything. i think at that point, i would start looking into tradin that beast in! :D
     
  16. May 28, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    I got the readylift in my truck and I dont like how it rides. I have heard that the fatbobs kit has longer add-a-leafs and rides better. If I had to do it again, I would get the fatbobs.

    Edit: I see you live in VA also, if you live near me, you can take my truck for a spin to see if you like the way the readylift makes the truck ride.
     
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