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Bilstein 5100 or Toytec Ultimate Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Lucky Luc, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    Lucky Luc

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    I have been reading many posts about the bilstein 5100 and everybody seems to like it. But I'm not sure which option I will go with.
    I have have a 09 double cab TRD (with 4 leafs).

    Option 1: Bilstein 5100 on all corners with Toytec AAL like roxspin72 did to name one see link http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/26351-roxspin72s-build.html

    Option 2: Toytec Ultimate lift kit just like jolayiv just posted http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/29693-after-photos.html

    My goal is to put 33" tires for the summer and stock tires for the winter (with spacers).

    Now I know the Ultimate kit is more money and I don't mind paying more if it's worth the extra cash and it looks awesome. Which one of the two would ride better or stiffer?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    roxspin72

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    I went 5100's for now, but plan on upgrading to the Adj. C/O's

    I like the Ultimate kit, but not to enthusiastic about the procomp shocks.

    Soo, If you can afford it, get the Toytech C/O's. Im barely clearing my 33's w/my billies set @ 2.5", but the ride sure does feel alot better than the previous set up. The TT C/Os will allow more lift, and the higher rate springs wont sag as much as the OEM springs.

    Good luck on your choice...
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    What are your intentions for the truck? Just for looks or what?
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    Lucky Luc

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    Mainly for looks and to fit my 33". I could take it out in the mud but it's not my goal.

    thanks for you answer as well roxspin
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    I say go with the CO's if you can swing it. I have no complaints at all with this set up. I think the CO's would ride better than the Billies set at 2.5".
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:18 AM
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    Lucky Luc

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    Thanks guys I really appreciate your help.

    I'm going to get a quote tomorrow on the TT ultimate kit and TC arms and probably my wallet will take a hit.
     
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