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Bilstein 5100s front strut settings

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SconnieTaco60, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. Mar 17, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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    SconnieTaco60

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    Ordered a set (front struts/rear shocks) of 5100s for my 2021 TRD Off Road Taco. Gonna put 265/75R16s on my stock wheels. Should the front struts be set at 0 or 1" of lift. I am not lifting the rear end.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    That depends on the look you want.....
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    Will raising the front 1" throw off my TSS sensor?
     
  4. Mar 17, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    Evostaco

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    I believe 265/75/16 will fit without issue even on the stock height and suspension
     
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  5. Mar 18, 2021 at 1:47 AM
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    mds08

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    Put it on the 4th setting and do a 1 or a 1.5 block. It will still have a slight rake and is the perfect stance for the 265s. Enjoy it.
     
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    Here you go.

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  7. Mar 18, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    Bilstien 5100s- front 2.5inches Manga flow muffler Aftermarket Powder-Coated Black Tip BFG KO2s- 265/70/17 Method Wheels Double Standard 17” Prinsu Cab Rack w/ Plano Rife Cases Yakima Awning Tacoma_Twins Paracord Handles TRD Pro Grille w/ Raptor Lights Laminx Fog Light Vinyl Yellow Me-So Customs Flip Fob Me-So Customs Gas Hole AJT Designs Emblem Overlay Black Me-So Customs Method Wheel Caps Screen ProTech 3 Piece Protector Kit Bumper Shells Bumper Caps Black tttacodan Bed Stiffeners TRD Pro Skid Plate TVD Vynil Decals Chrome Delete Hondo Garage Mounts w/ Ram Mounts RCI Adjustable 12” Bed Rack RotoPax Lox Mounts RotoPax WaterPax & Storage Pack Yakima Skyrise RTT WaterPort Shower Baja Born OffRoad Rock Sliders XBull Recovery Boards Al Off-road Trailgate Panel ataco4x4 Grille Emblem
    I have 5100s in front and rear. Fronts set at 5th notch, rears are extended with HeadStrong aal for 1.5” in the rear. With my bed rack and rtt and gear, I’m still at 1” of rake. The 3rd gen doesn’t visually look as high on the front as the 2nd gen did on the 5th notch. Running 265/70/17 for now.

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  9. Mar 18, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    wouldn’t change a thing :thumbsup: 2” still looks good with 265’s.
    Good luck OP
     
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  10. Mar 18, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    Have mine on the 4th ring with icon 1.5 AAL in the rear on 265/75r16.

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    BC2156A1-4755-4B74-8470-2CD885EC04AC.jpg 5100s on front only.
    Third notch (1.1”) with 265/70/17 (same overall height as 265/75/16).
    Rides great and TSS works as advertised.
     
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    I just pulled the trigger on the exact same lift. How are you liking it thus far? Did you do the ECGS bushing? I held off to see if I even get the vibration afterwards
     
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  13. Mar 18, 2021 at 5:21 PM
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    I have 265/75r16. 0 issues at stock ride height. Need to upgrade shocks cause oem Hitachi ride like crap, too stiff. I'll probably move the bilstiens up slightly to take out some of the rake when I do since I have bags in the rear to keep from sagging when loaded.
     
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    You’ll be happy. Rides almost like stock, but stiffer in a good way. Didn’t do the bushing, didn’t feel the need to. No issues with vibes so far but only 1000 miles on the setup.
     
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    Installed 5100s front and back. Front at 4th notch (1.55) Two days later after a few speed bumps Im getting a intermittent clunky tapping sound at 2 to 10 mph. Truck only is 15000 miles on it so everything is fairly new. No noise at higher speeds. No vibration or feel in cab... only sounds

    Any ideas or experience with this?
     
  16. Mar 25, 2021 at 4:10 PM
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    No noises on my truck. Everything tightened?
     
  17. Mar 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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    Just had shop that installed recheck everything. everything was good but they did say on rare occasions the front body mount on these trucks can’t go bad or there’s a slight chance one of the pinch weld has broke in the front end having nothing to do with the lift.
     
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    Love the blue. I would of got it if they offered it on the SR!
     
  19. Mar 25, 2021 at 6:38 PM
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    Good to know. Good luck let us know :thumbsup:
     
  20. Mar 26, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    Opinions on the front diff drop? Really even necessary on a 1.55” lift?
     

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