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Bilstein 5100's installed along with new tires

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by scully, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    scully

    scully [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rear TSB FJ Cruiser TRD anthracite wheels Bilstein 5100's allround Tint
    After a year and hours of research, finally pulled the trigger on a set of Bilstein 5100 shocks and new Goodyear Duratrac tires. Below are my thoughts:

    Bili 5100's: Set at 1.75, which levels the truck perfect w/ the rear TSB. Truck rides great and thankfully no noticeable vibration. A friend did the install and it went well, except the we installed the bottom plate upside down, which gave us an added 1" but made it very difficult to compress and set at 1.75. At that point I figured something was wrong and went to the forumns for answers - mission accomplished.

    Tires: New Goodyear Duratrac's - 265/75/16". One word....AMAZING. Purchased at Discount Tire in Reno. The day I had them installed, the snow started falling. These tires have excellent traction in the white stuff. They also transformed the look of the truck. Very, very happy.

    Misc. - After the install of tires, took my truck to Mikes Automotive Perfection in Reno for an allignment. Good thing, as the install of the shocks really took it out of factory specs. All set now. Let me know if anyone wants to see the spaces after the 5100 install.

    Below are some photos - truck is dirty as I've been on the mountain all week enjoying 5+ feet of new snow. **NOTE** - The photo of the suspension shows the WRONG WAY to install the shocks - the perch is upside down.

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  2. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    xodeuce

    xodeuce mmmmmmbourbon.

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    Looks good!
     
  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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    Nice looking TACO. Like those rims a lot. I grew up in Susanville. Dont miss the snow though. Enjoy.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    scully

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    Rear TSB FJ Cruiser TRD anthracite wheels Bilstein 5100's allround Tint
    Yes, sorry should have noted that in the photo. We did install the correct way.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Looks good ,

    OZ
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    weidjd

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    How is the ride with this setup?
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    A7XT

    A7XT Reppin UWYO

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    That truck looks awesome man congrats! I have some 5100's in the mail right now cant wait to install them at 1.75 with my TSB. How long was your install?
     
  8. Jan 24, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    pataco

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    FOX 2.0 RESIS,LRUCAS,BILLY 5100S ON THE REAR.MAGNAFLOW 11264,COLOR MATCHED GRILL,YELLOW FOG MOD.OVER HEAD DVD,FEDERAL COURAGIA M/T
    the 5100s do make a world of differance.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    jrobson

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    Nice ride bro. I like the pics too. I wish we had a bunch of that snow down here to play in.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Looking good man. Not sure if you started a build yet, but you should consider one if you haven't. Digging the rims too!
     
  11. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    Chester

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    Thats the setup I'm going with next month,looks great!
     
  12. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    choptop

    choptop Molōn labe!

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    Yes, he says it has already been rectified, good thing too....
     
  13. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    looks really clean. i love the color
     
  14. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    5100's Set at 1.75
    Scully - Did you use the stock TRD coils? Thanks
     
  15. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Bluecleee - did use the stock TRD coils as they are heavy duty and didn't see any reason to switch out. Truck rides very nice, just a bit harsher but very acceptable.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    good catch!
     
  17. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    bluecluee

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    Thanks for the reply, I'm debating using my stock TRD OR coils and buying Eibachs.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    Have you got a head on shot of that wheel / tire combo? I'd like to see how much they stick out with the 4.5 backspacing vs stock.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    TimS

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    Nice truck good setup. I've got the 5100,s also. And, thanks to your picture, I realized that I have the perch up side down (apparently like my brain). Its been wrong since day one. This past October. Thanks for posting.
     
  20. Jan 24, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    kilgoja

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    nice...i been hearing about people installing the bottom plate upside down....lol...glad you got it figured out....thanx for the pic...now i know to turn it the other way when i get mine put on :)
     
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