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Bilstein 5100's installed up front.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by klowie, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    klowie

    klowie [OP] Member

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    Bilstein 5100's up front set at 1.75
    Thanks to this site and all the good info. I got off the DIY thread. I oredered form Down South Motorsports last Friday and received them Monday. I originally had planned to have 4 Wheel Parts do the install, but it was going to cost almost twice as much as the schocks w/ allignment. After researching here and getting Thursday afternoon free I decided to do it (mostly) myself. It took about an hour to get them out, and hour + $50.00 for PEP Boys to swap out the shocks, an hour to get them back in, and another hour + $70.00 for PEP boys to do the allignment.

    I am so happy with the results! The ride quality improvement over stock TRD is amazing. I plan to do an AAL, but if I can't afford it I will just do 5100's just for the better ride.

    I set them at 1.75. My tires are BFG AT 265/70/R17. With the shell, my nose is just a tad high. Its not ideal, but maybe it will help convince my wife of the need for an AAL!

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  2. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    kiddwvman

    kiddwvman Well-Known Member

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    weathertec floor liner,tinted windows,bilstein 5100 front .85,5100'S rear,window vents,K@N air filter
    looks good :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Simon2150

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    Get an aal. Not that xpensive and will look much better IMO.
     
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