1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Bilstein 5100 or ICON Ex. Travel

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TG8, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:57 PM
    #1
    TG8

    TG8 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Member:
    #45932
    Messages:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trey
    Laredo, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma Trd Sport 4x4
    STOCK STOCK STOCK SUCK STOCK STOCK WeatherTech Floor Mats All-Weather throughout the truck Smittybilt Bull bar with Hella 500 Series Halogen Driving Lamp (2)
    Hopefully this Christmas or soon after ill be purchasing a lift and i was wondering what you want on your truck Bilstein 5100 or ICON Ex. Travel and the rears would be the same and if i got billy's it would be AAL from TOytec and if i got ICON it would be DAKARS? whats better for offroad and on road i will be running 265/75/16 but later be running 285/75/16 just ill do Cab Mount chop and cut inner fender so tell me what would you choose??
     
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM
    #2
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Those are 2 completely different shocks dude. The billy is pretty much just a replacement shock while the ICONs are high performance close to racing shocks.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM
    #3
    TG8

    TG8 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Member:
    #45932
    Messages:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trey
    Laredo, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma Trd Sport 4x4
    STOCK STOCK STOCK SUCK STOCK STOCK WeatherTech Floor Mats All-Weather throughout the truck Smittybilt Bull bar with Hella 500 Series Halogen Driving Lamp (2)
    i would say like 60 on road
    40 off road

    i got to the ranch at least once a week with my father
     
  4. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM
    #4
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Member:
    #52405
    Messages:
    7,385
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blang
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    1997 White AC 5-Lug
    just from riding on both suspensions.. id go with icon. remember that icon has digressive valving so the faster you go, the smoother it is. Billies were alright... if you get the elbrach coils it will be a lot stiffer than stock.

    Icon experience: My personal truck

    Billy experience: motoXdoer.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:52 PM
    #5
    650H1

    650H1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48689
    Messages:
    8,387
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    NH
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tundra TRD OR C/M 5.7l 4x4
    depends on where you are, icons hate salt and you will keep blowing them if youre in the snow/salt
     
  6. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:52 PM
    #6
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Member:
    #52405
    Messages:
    7,385
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blang
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    1997 White AC 5-Lug
    im in salt water/sand and mine have held up fine.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM
    #7
    TG8

    TG8 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Member:
    #45932
    Messages:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trey
    Laredo, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma Trd Sport 4x4
    STOCK STOCK STOCK SUCK STOCK STOCK WeatherTech Floor Mats All-Weather throughout the truck Smittybilt Bull bar with Hella 500 Series Halogen Driving Lamp (2)
    im in south texas just Dirt and some clay dirt in a couple proprieties that people own thats tall
     
  8. Nov 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM
    #8
    Sublime

    Sublime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    If your doing a decent amount of offroad and have the budget, Icons's all the way! Like what's been said they are a high end race shock but the 5100's/eibachs can handle a decent amount of trails and still be easy on the pockets. Personal choice! I have Toyec's and looking to up grade only because I'm looking to get a little more down travel but otherwise I'm very happy with the way they handle on/offroad! Win/Win situation man!
     
  9. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:09 PM
    #9
    TG8

    TG8 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Member:
    #45932
    Messages:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trey
    Laredo, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma Trd Sport 4x4
    STOCK STOCK STOCK SUCK STOCK STOCK WeatherTech Floor Mats All-Weather throughout the truck Smittybilt Bull bar with Hella 500 Series Halogen Driving Lamp (2)
    alright thanks!!!
     
To Top