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bilstein 5100 question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 04dooktaco, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    I know im beating a dead horse with this topic and I'm sure somewhere in all the search topics my question could be answered but... I recently bought bilstein 5100s for the front of my truck (2004 doublecab prerunner),and as of now dont plan on lifting the rear but may add AAL later. My question is would 1.75" be the best setting to level the truck with no lift in the rear? I was considering 2.5" but thought the front might be way too high at that setting. Anyone running 5100s in the front at 1.75" or 2.5" with no lift in rear with pics? Thanks
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    How many miles on the truck?

    If your factory coils are worn and sagging you won't achieve the amount listed, it will be more like 2 for 2.5 and 1 for 1.75.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    The settings for 1st gen 5100's are 0", 1", and 2.5". There is no 1.75".
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    Roughly 105,000 miles on the truck. Thanks for the replies
     
  5. Oct 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Well now after reading more threads and posts I'm really considering some OME coils with the billys set at 0. But I'm afraid the front will be noticeably higher than the rear. I'm looking for the best ride and to level the truck without making any changes to the rear. Any suggestions or remarks?
     
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    depends how much lift you want in the end. if you want 2 inches, then go with the 2.5 inch setting or ) with OME coils. but dont put it at 1 if you want 2 inches because you would have to take them off again and redo it
     
  7. Oct 2, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    This is a great setup, IMHO, but it will likely require some kind of lift in the rear to keep things level. (Stock leafs are notoriously succeptible to sagging, which will only make the front lift appear even more pronounced.)
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    What about the 880s? That appears to be the right amount of lift to level the truck but it seems they aren't typically used with double cabs because of the weight. Could the 880s do the job or should I bypass them and just get 881s and be prepared to lift the rear?
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    I think it all depends on the condition of your existing suspension. Estimated lift numbers are based on the difference from non-sagging, stock springs. If yours are shot (like mine were) you COULD end up with "more" than the advertised lift. For example, 881s gave me about 2.5" of lift, in spite of their 1.75-2" rating. My leafs similarly provided about 2" of lift in spite of their 1.5" rating.
     
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