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Bilstein 5100 upgrade

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Evil Monkey, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I upgraded the shocks to Bilstein 5100s. I received the TSB which raised the back end. I had the 5100s put on and set them at 2.5". I also installed 5100s in the back. Here's some before and after pictures. The before is hard to see as it was dark and raining.
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  2. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    looks good man. if my toytec shims dont fix my drilveline vibe issues since i put in the 2" blocks, i'll be removing them and lookin a lot more like urs...lol
     
  3. primo_63

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    Just got my TSB done took them 3 days to do it. Ha ha, it would have taken me 3 hours--at least it was free.
    Rims are Metal Moto 951 16X8 or maybe 9?
    Stock TRD BFG rugged trails 265/70/16

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  4. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Looks like your front-end is a bit higher than the rear....
     
  5. dwb

    dwb Well-Known Member

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    You may have done better going with 1.75 rather than 2.5 unless you intend on lifting the rear. From the pic, it sure looks higher in front. If you lift the rear, you risk driveline vibes.
     
  6. roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    Anyone got pics of their truck w/5100's and runnining 285/75/16's. Trying to see how much diff would be from my lift...

    Thanks.
     
  7. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Nope. It's right on. I have 7.5" clearance on both wheels when measured from the highest point of the tire to the fender well. It probably looks higher because the picture is slightly tilted. I took it with my phone's camera and had the sun to my back so I couldn't see the lcd display real well.
     
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    Bilstein 5100's all around, 265/70/R17 BFG AT's, TRD seat covers, True Flow XDI Intake System. Fog light mod. More to come.
    Yeah I see the shadow in the rear fender well now, which is a bit deceiving. Hey if it makes you happy, then ROCK On..........but for myself, I like the rear to sit at least a half inch higher than the front. Still looks good though.
     
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    you're like me. mine is perfectly level sitting at 2.5 upfront. looks good. i have the same amount of clearance as you do too, or at least i did till i got bigger tires.
     
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    Bilstein 5100's all around, 265/70/R17 BFG AT's, TRD seat covers, True Flow XDI Intake System. Fog light mod. More to come.
    My front billies are set at 1.75 and have a very slight CV vibe. Where can I see some pics of some set at .85? Does anyone have the billies set at .85 with pics?
     
  11. fire544

    fire544 Anytime, Anyplace....

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    Anyone install the 5100's /TSB on 2008 Tacoma?
     
  12. 4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    TSB on 08, 5100's set at .85". This picture is after it was done. I might add that the rear is only 1.25" higher now that the rear leafs have had a couple heavy loads on them. No vibe and rides great as in not to firm.
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  13. dwb

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    5100s @ 2.5, tsb rear. 285/70/17 m/t baja atz
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    Did you have any trimming with those tires?
     
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    in the front, yes
     
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    I know this thread is really dead--but... I had the leaf springs apart because i was going to install a couple blocks, but then i got looking and realized you can just flip the bottom spring, if tsb is done, around and it equates into about 1 more inch of lift in the rear; however expect a much stiffer rear end :)
     
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    I'd like to know what the ride quality is on this rig....It has rear TSB and front 5100s only? What about another 1/4" spacer from toytec?
     
  19. csjumper2003

    csjumper2003 Jumper's Leds Vendor

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    So am I seeing this right with the tsb in the rear you added the 5100's with 2.5 lift and leveled it out
     
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    what does tsb mean?
     
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