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Bilstein 5100s at 1.75!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jareds Toyota, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 6, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    larry2375

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    Nice looking truck. Can't tell difference between 1.75" and 2.5"
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    Bolt79

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    Thanks, Larry. Are you running 285's? If so, that's probably why it's hard to tell the difference on the lifts. I'm only running 265's.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    Gabassman

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    After reading this my understanding to level out the front with the rear WITH OUT doing any modifications in the rear is to instal the 5100s in the front at 1.5. Is this correct? Also is there a cheaper way of leveling the truck?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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    Adding just the 5100's and setting them at 1.75" should make it pretty level. I have the rear tsb and set my 5100's at 1.75 and have a slight rake which I don't mind because I sit level when pulling my boat.
    As far as cheaper goes, you can probably get spacers for the front but for a little extra the 5100's provide a nicer ride.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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    larry2375

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    I have on 285's but they are all terrain tires, so their not too aggressive looking. Your tires match the truck nicely.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    07NavyTaco

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    billy 5100s @ 1.75, black grill and lower valence, tinted windows
    my tires should be in today. i got 265/75R16 Discoverer STT and going to set the 5100s at 1.75.

    i may need help getting pics up later. :D
     
  7. Oct 7, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    07NavyTaco

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    i have an appointment with toyota for monday morning at 8. :D it may not be much but i'm excited!
     
  8. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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    larry2375

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    Make sure to post some pics
     
  9. Oct 9, 2011 at 2:07 AM
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    i have an '07 AC 4x4 with no TSB and billies all around...set at 1.75'' up front. sits about dead level, rides super nice. stiffer than stock, makes everything feel 'nice and tight'
     
  10. Oct 9, 2011 at 3:40 AM
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    I do . Check out my photo gallery . Bilsteins at 1.75 in front ,bilsteins and 1 1/2 AAL in rear . 265/70 16s. And TSB in rear .

    DSCF0211.jpg
     
  11. Oct 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    that's what i thought too but the shock installation is $60 cheaper and allignment is the same. i don't remember the differesnt in mount and balance but toyota charges $17/tire.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    ok, here we go. this is my 1st attempt at posting pics on here.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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  14. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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  15. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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  16. Oct 10, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    yes sir i did and i LOVE it. if it weren't this thread i would've gone with 2.5 and probably wouldn't have been as happy. gotta do the rear bilsteins in the next couple of weeks and maybe wheel spacers. what do you guys think?
     
  17. Oct 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    5100's set to 1.75 and TSB



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  18. Oct 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    I have the tsb and was thinking of an AAL with 5100 fronts. Should i set them for 2.5 with front differential spacers?
     
  19. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    yeah, i'll have to take a look at them. i've done shocks on my old Jeep Cherokee, shouldn't be too much harder than that, right?

    please let me know how you like the spacers and post some pics. :D
     
  20. Oct 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    Well after reading alot, the TSB is scheduled next Monday for my 11 DCLB 4x4. Soon to follow will be 5100s at 1.75. Currently running 265/75/16. Correct me if I'm wrong but 1.75 is level without headache of 2.5 in. (alignment etc). Will I need a diff drop for 1.75 5100s?
     
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