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Bilstein 5100 with stock coils set at 2.5"?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03 taco, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    03 taco

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    has anyone had any problem with this set up? i current have bilstein 4600 yellow shock and my friend suggested that i get the top plate spacer instead of the 5100's. I really want the 5100's. What do you think? Thanks
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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    I'll help ya out before you get flamed for not searching, your friend is wrong & I mean waaaaay wrong, go with the 5100's...;)
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    5100s > spacer no matter what. Don't go to said friend for truck advice again lol. I have the 5100s and stock coils because all of my stock suspension parts are all still good and it does great. Did exactly what I needed it to. I got more than enough room to easily clear 33s and the ride is noticeably improved. VERY happy with them for 300 shipped!
     
  4. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    as stated..5100s FTMFW!!!

    WAY better then a crap ass spacer.
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM
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    Punch your friend in the face then get the 5100s
     
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  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    thanks for the info guys but i would like to know if anyone has had any problems with the 5100' with stock coils. Or should i get the eibach coils because the stock coil is preloaded with the 5100's
     
  7. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    For the best set up get the eibachs. But in the short time I have had them on I have not had any issues yet. Ill see how they do in MOAB
     
  8. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    That was the first upgrade I did to my truck and I have mine set at the highest setting. Never a single issue at all.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    Does anyone know where to get the 5100's? Who has them in stock? I tried ordering them and their on back order till July.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    did you try down south motor sports
     
  11. Apr 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    I did try dsm they told me their out on the front 5100's and basically everyone around my area. Everyone only has the rears in stock. Who has them in stock?
     
  12. Apr 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    I have read they are on backorder pretty bad..

    they are popular..
     
  13. Apr 26, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    5100's! I went all the way up with stock coils fine man. Its stiff as hell but not bad. Honestly though, save some money, buy some ome's or eibach's, and do the coils and shocks at the same time. You'll definitely be happier
     
  14. Apr 28, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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    yeah 5100 i have been running them for 2 years no problems
     
  15. Apr 28, 2012 at 5:06 AM
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    I put 30k miles on my billies with stock coils set at 2.5 and I wheeled the shit outta mine with no problems... Only reason I got new coils was cause I added a lot of extra weight skids ,bumpers, and it was too heavy for the stock coils...
     
  16. Apr 28, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    881 Front coils, Bilstien 5100's all the way front set to "0" Icon Dynamic's mini leafs in rear, stock tires.
    I have read nothing good about spacers.
     
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    The 5100s work by compressing your coil to give you lift. This means your ride will be stiff as the coils are now always under compression and do not have full travel. I have 5100s set in the middle and it looks great and I can get the tires I want in there no worries.
    Just remember before doing this lift if you want to sacrifice some ride. Then again if you prefer the stiffer ride go for it. Great shock tho, well preferred over my previous ranchos.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    i disagree with your sacrifice ride comment. the stock suspension is pretty mushy, and with the added stiffness it made the ride a bit better and was able to absorb bumps and dips a lot better.
     
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    Turning over a really old leaf here, but I'm at the same point it seems you all were just over a year ago. How are they treating you so far? I need new rear shocks, ridding stock other than 31.6" tires... Thinking about 5100's and trying to decide if I should fork over the extra for the front shocks too, looks like i can stay stock coils for now. do I need to do an AAL though? Really looking for 1" lift, not much given I do mostly highway cruising unfortunately. Thanks!
     
  20. Jul 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    I was going through ranchos like every year!!!! POS. lol! Really glad I got bilsteins. Also I have eibach coils and I reccomend them very much, handles better and rides nicer as compared to my previous oem o/r coils at 2.5.
     
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