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Bilstein 5100's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by josephduanehanson, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    josephduanehanson

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    I'm thinking of purchasing bilstein 5100 adjustables for the front, will i need anything else or will they work with my stock springs?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    They will work with stock springs I bought the 5100s with the Toytec Eibach coils I love the setup allot of guys on here are running it...
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Try searching....
    they will work with stock springs and adjust up to 2.5". The better option would be to order lift coils and set the shocks at 0" though.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    i was just going to use them for a leveler, so just the 1" or 1.25" to help out my arb in the front
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    Look at build!
    With the kind of weight the arb has putting it at the 2.5 setting will probably be level, the stock springs arent made for all that extra weight which is why it would be a better choice to get eibachs or either go OME and run 882's to compensate for the weight of the bumper and or winch if you have one or plan to add one
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    thanks for the info. I was also going to get the differential drop kit, does this help at all?
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    nope. search around. i heard the diff drop will actually do damage. and for the front, your stock setup is almost 10 years old. buy some eibachs for like $150 and do it right the first time.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Wtf?? No..no no no


    Diff drops do work on 1st gens. They don't help a ton but do help. Its 2nd gens that it does nothing.

    OP if you run the Eibachs, for sure get a diff drop and also do a search on the Boot Slide mod. You'll want to do that as well.

    However, if you run Eibachs, you'll want an AAL too cause the Eibachs will lift the front 3'' easy with the ARB. I am running them and have an Elite bumper and still have over 3'' of lift.

    OME 882s would work great as well.

    Do some searching for pics and such. There is a HUGE thread on the Eibachs we started just last fall with lots and lots of info on them and pics.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    that mod seems pretty easy, and seems to work
    ill have to do that!
     
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