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Bilstein 5100 stock coils 17’ Tacoma OR

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by NotoriousNick, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Apr 28, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

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    Ah, play the lotto!!
     
  2. May 1, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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  3. Sep 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Wait, standard length 5100s in the rear or extended with a single leaf AAL? It’s literally says on their website NOT to use any AALs with standard length rears. Not sure if that’s changed or not but interesting as I’d like to do that as well so long as I’m not bottoming out the shock and damaging them.

    @HeadStrong Off-Road can you clarify? Thanks!
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    I was just told by Headstrong that the extended length rears are for lifts >3", they recommended I use the standard length 5100s with my 1.5" blocks
     
  5. Sep 20, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Gotcha, was confusing because of this..

    8E7C53EC-9FA8-4928-B3E8-8F5E5273E7FA.jpg
     
  6. Sep 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    ya, i was confused too that's why I reached out. I guess standard length doesn't mean factory length.

    Mine are on a brown truck out for delivery now :)
     
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    I guess that makes sense, means no lift on the back with 5100 = more travel than stock too.

    Right on!
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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    Is the Deaver single leaf truly 1.5”?

    With factory rake of 1” I wouldn’t mind adding it and then using OME 888/5100 + new UCA. Should give me 2.5” upfront
     
  9. Sep 21, 2019 at 1:34 AM
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    The higher the setting the stiffer the ride is not true. the ride is the same.
     
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  10. Sep 21, 2019 at 1:34 AM
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    Its a big misconception on TW.
     
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    Yes it is!!! Because King, Fox, BP51 coil-overs, spacer lift said so!!!

    But really though. You’re right, but there is a higher likelihood of topping out the shocks and the other suspension geometry is out of whack which can cause less desirable driving characteristics.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2019 at 4:32 AM
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    I must be one of the lucky ones. Mine is on the 4th notch and a one inch rear block. The ride is great, no vibrations,shakes or any issues what so ever. I did the front diff drop and a rear drop as well. Alignment is spot on. The top settings only give a little more than 2 inches. IMG_20190915_115854922_HDR.jpg
     
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  13. Sep 23, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    Marie at Headstrong sent this to me, it describes what lift you can safely use wirh 5100’s in the rear. I went with a single leaf AAL Deaver which kept mine within the extended range of the 5100’s:

    “Rear shocks work a little differently. When sourcing rear shocks it is recommended to know what the extended and collapsed length of the shock is and how that works with the rear lift you are going with. For example the standard length Bilstein 5100 rear shocks are spec’d out for a 0-1” rear lift. They have a 14.02 collapsed and a 22.94 extended. You can utilize them for lifts outside of that range. It is how you are achieving lift that largely plays into this. Those shocks will work with an 1.5”-2” add-a-leaf lift because the add-a-leaf is only around 1/4”-3/4” thick but it re-arches the factory pack thus providing that much more lift. They will also work with blocks up to around 1.5” as well.


    Please let me know if there is anything else that I can assist you with.
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    Black chrome tailpipe tip. Black hood decal OEM. Fuel wheels and BFG K02 tires seal riser 1 1/4 in frt and 3/4 in rear
    7E485BB5-D911-41B9-9783-8FDD06CB3126.jpg 2019 TRD sport Bilstiens 5100 front and rear set at 1.1 inch and that makes the frt. 1/2 higher than the back.
     
  15. Sep 23, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    The Eibach front shocks work great with the OE springs too. Ride is substantially improved.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:17 PM
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    What type of tries did you run on your Tacoma? Your set looks so bad ass
     

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