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bilstein 5100

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 07tacomapreerunner, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    07tacomapreerunner

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    if i get a pair of bilstein 5100 s for the front will it make it level? how much is a good price for them and how is the ride. also will i need a new spring or anything else for it, because my taco is stock right now
     
  2. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    Yes it will make it level, they are adjustable. Check out http://www.downsouthmotorsports.com we get a TW discount through there :D here is the coupon code BIL0509....and the "0" are Zeros.......
     
  3. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    Yes..You can use 5100s to level the front. A good price is whatever Downsouth Motorsports charges you (they have a running deal for forum members and a pretty solid business with great help and info). You don't need new springs if you don't want them.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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  5. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Buy from DownSouthMotorSports.com...
    The shockwarehouse deal appears to be for Bilsteins but not 5100s and I could not find the adjustable mount 5100s (the ones that allow you to level out the front) on shockwarehouse website.
    The 5100s have multiple mounting levels 0" .75" 1.75" 2.5" (only for the fronts).
    Edit: found the 5100s but DSMS is still cheaper, I believe.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Downsouthmotorsports.com really takes care of us here at TW...w/ the coupon I sent you your Bilstein 5100 will be about 175 shipped...Hell of a deal!
     
  7. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    Looks like $98.41, hardly a deal even with free shipping. DSMS is still a better price.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    what do you set the 5100's at to level the front end? and how do they ride compared to the OFF-Road Bilstiens?
     
  9. Jul 12, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    1.75 should be fine, especially with the rear leaf tsb, as they will settle a bit, and some have went with the 2.5 setting. the ride is great....way better than stock imo.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    did the 2008's come with the TSB already done?
     
  11. Jul 12, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    no........that would be something you would need to get done at the dealership.
     
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  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    Ok, so i've been looking at different lifts for m 07 Coma PreRunner and have found some i like. But i was wondering if anyone has any info that could help me. I want a little more than a 3" lift which i could get with Icon Front Coilovers, but i would much rather get a full suspension system.

    I was looking at the ToyTec 3" Ultimate kit or the OME kit, but like i said, i want a little more than 3". If i put 1.5-2" spacers on the front coils, would it lift it that much more and if so, would it cause any problems?
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    Personally i would not put spacers on coilovers, if you want a lift bigger than 3" look into rcd suspension.
     
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    You can look at lift spindles- Total Chaos or Camburg- because you are 2WD. Give you about 3.5 inches I think...and can be combined with other lift kits to obtain up to like 6 inches.

    PS- They are expensive- but paying to play is where it's at!!
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    thanx. so if i get these 5100 for the front,then do i have to do any thing else to it ?what is this tsb people are talking about
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    The TSB is a Technical Service Bulletin-Some folks have found the rear springs insufficient for their cargo needs. If you plan on taking big load often you might want to try and get it.

    If you get the 5100-You should be able to level the truck out without anything else...IIRC
     
  18. Jul 13, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    You can level it from front to back with 5100s but not side to side up front. Measure. I bet your driver side is 1/2 inch lower than the passenger side....like most other's are/were. 5100s are not adjustable enough to fix that. You'll need the 1/4 inch leveling spacer from Toytec for the driver's side only OR some fully adjustable coilovers which are up the money ladder from the 5100s a good bit.
     
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    if you have the TSB done is there any real purpose to getting the rear billy 5100's?
     
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    Yes...The rear 5100s are far better shocks.
     
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