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Bilstein 5100 review

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by PATTRD2011, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Nov 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    NiceTaco

    NiceTaco Canadian Redneck

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    Aero Turbine 2525, Front bilstein 5100's @1.75, rear 5100's, 1" Toytec rear block, Devil Horns, BGF AT's, 18" Moto Metal 962's
    Ya see your lucky with the free shipping, that's what usually ruins it for us up in the north cause we get killed with shipping... Essex is a good choice for us in Canada but the 299.99 from DSM is a sweet deal..... But I have found a local guy near me CT Motorsports that deals with toytec and he beat DSM when u including shipping and me getting hit with duties and taxes he beat them by $10.00 which isn't much but shipping them here I don't know how to figure the exact duties ill get hit with so.. CT works out better unless something changes
     
  2. Nov 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    NiceTaco

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    Aero Turbine 2525, Front bilstein 5100's @1.75, rear 5100's, 1" Toytec rear block, Devil Horns, BGF AT's, 18" Moto Metal 962's
    What's your setup?
     
  3. Nov 23, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    Kolunatic

    Kolunatic dont tread on me!

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    sucks about all the ''duties'',i call it pocket lining. at least ya found a place.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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    xenadogs

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    I desperately need new shocks for my Taco sport. I need to keep my truck at stock height for work, will 5100's work on stock height?
     
  5. Jul 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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    NiceTaco

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    Ya they will sit same as stock if u leave the ring at the bottom
     
  6. Jul 19, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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    xenadogs

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    Thanks Bro! Curious to see what the ride will be like. Now it's pretty bumpy with the worn out OEM's.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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    NiceTaco

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    Better then brand new factory man
     
  8. Apr 4, 2016 at 1:21 AM
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    Did all of put bilsteins front and back?
     
  9. Apr 6, 2016 at 5:44 AM
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    PUBCRAWL

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    I did.
    Way, way, way better than stock. Mine are a year old now and I'm very pleased with them.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2016 at 10:21 PM
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    Im pretty new to leveling a tacoma, i've read nothing but good reviews on the 5100 series shocks. If i replaced my front shocks with the 5100's at 1.75", would that level the trucks out nicely? Or is there a rear AAL or 5100 set required to give it a better look? I dont haul anything heavy, the truck is just a daily driver and brings my kayaks to the lake.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    I'm thinking of doing the same set up. Are you running stock uca's?
     
  12. Oct 6, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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    I just finished a big project on my 02 Prerunner Crew Cab. Having dealt with the axle wrap issue for years I decided to do something about it. I did the helper spring for a bit and the problem was solved but knew this was only a short term fix and did this until I could decide what I ultimately wanted to do. I decided to take a slightly less expensive route and opted for the Wheelers 3 leaf AAL pack. I removed the overload spring on the stock leaf pack and installed. The result was a 2" lift in the back (Wheelers claims 1.5" with this kit). My front struts were crappy after market assemblies and replaced those with Bilstein 5100's (from Wheelers and used stock springs) set on the middle setting. I replaced the back shocks with Rough Country N2.0's (also from Wheelers).

    The truck now sits level with a measurement of 38" from the top center of each wheel well and the ride is definitely better. On regular roads I find myself exceeding the speed limit as it's more smooth and dirt roads are much, much better.
     
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