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Bilstein 5100s front & rear (1.75" front, no rear mods)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Izzapac, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Jul 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Izzapac

    Izzapac [OP] Member

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    Bilstein 5100s front (1.75") & rear
    I know there aren't too many photos of this setup out there, so here's a few for those who are interested. Just got Bilstein 5100 shocks (x4) installed yesterday. The fronts are set at 1.75" with no rear mods and NO rear TSB. The truck sits perfectly level. Rides like an absolute DREAM. So much better than the stock billies. Doesn't feel like I'm riding on wooden wheels any more. I used to dread almost every bump, but now I float over them and barely even notice. I highly recommend this set up to anyone looking to level their truck. Also, with the slight raise up front, I was able to fit 265/70R17 Wrangler Silent Armor A/Ts. Fantastic tire. Kevlar lining provides extra durability and soaks up most road noise. Very smooth. Pics below...

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  2. Jul 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    It looks higher in the front to me. With no TSB I had to set mine at .85, that left it about a 1/4-1/2" low in the front. With the TSB I sit about a 1/4" high in the back, with TSB.

    But yea, the ride is great. I love it.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Andy2010

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    Looks nose high to me, but not too bad.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    It's nose high. Sorry to burst your bubble.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    RoyR

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  6. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

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    Irs def nose high but it looks good, i like sir
     
  7. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Its a tad higher in the front but not bad at all, I like it.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    skawt01

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    Where did you buy the 5100's and how much, if you don't mind?
     
  9. Jul 15, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    Izzapac

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    Downsouth Motorsports website. With the discount (given to TW Forum users) total was $283. Free shipping. They came in 5 days.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    Nice. AAL in the back would make it look even better imo
     
  11. Jul 15, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Looks great, IMO.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    Nice...doing this tomorrow...Cant wait!
     
  13. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    iRepLONGBEACH

    iRepLONGBEACH SoCal Reppin

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    yep it looks slightly higher up front but still looks good.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    My 2010 4x4 TRD sport: Bilstein 5100's in the front set at 1.5" to level, TRD Supercharger, TRD Cat back, TRS retrofit, Satoshi grill, Redlinetuning hood struts, Socked
    very nice, same set up as mine, but i have rear TSB c/w
     
  16. Jul 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    I guess that's not a great photo. The parking lot sits on an incline. I flipped the truck around in the spot and then it looked tail high.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    Izzapac

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    As for measuring, what exactly do I measure to to found out exactly where it sits now? Do I measure to the top of the wheel-well front and back? Under carriage front/back?
     
  18. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    looking good
     
  19. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    5100's and tint so far.
    I have the 2011 quad cab off road 2wd and did the same set up 1/16" higher in front looks dead even front and back if i went with the .8 setting it would still look to low in the front and if i did a aal or tsb in the back it would be a 1 1/4"-1 1/2" higher again a rake look so this is pretty much the best set up to look level.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    5100's and tint so far.
    Oh yeah the ride is more comfortable on and off road compared to the stock trd bilsteins
     
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