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Bilstein 5100's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brian25savannah, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    brian25savannah

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  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Tacofanatic05'

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    yes the shocks will work. I ran 265/75/16 with just a little bit of rubbing on shock suspension when i hit a bump.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    In my opinion, spacers do kind of suck. That being said, I have a few friends that run them and love them for the money...

    The 5100's are the ticket.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    So all I need to order is rims, tires, and shocks, nothing else required?
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    Oh, and thanks for the replies guys, I think this is the only place to get good advice on Tacomas. All they know about is Chevys and Fords down here.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    You may need new UCA if you set billies @ 2.5. Set @ 1.75 & your $.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Thanks man thats what I was planning on after reading up on it. I hope it looks kick ass!!!
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    1.75 leveled 4x4 Access with attitude. Like to see a Pre at 1.75 the 265's were never a problem before install. Be in Sav. 4/1 if you need close-up.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    At the 1.75" or 3rd setting with the 5100's on the 05-10 with stock springs used, an alignment and your done. At the 2.5 setting, add a UCA or your going to have issues with a correct alignment. :cool:
     
  10. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    1.75 is the ticket.Yea my alignment took all of 15 minutes, better handling truck but stiff as shit.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    just lifted mine... 2.5 on the billies and a toytec AAL... 265/75/16's
    -I have the diff drop and will install it next weekend.


    -so far alignment seems fine but I'll have it checked asap.
    -stiff but not as bad as expected, will add aftermarket shocks to the back when I can afford them.
    -no "drift" as of yet.
    -no complaints!

    CIMG0790.jpg
     
  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    I just measured the front and rear fender height and my front is exactly 2.5" lower than the rear (after the tsb).
    I have the 5100s here, ready to install, but now I dont know if I want to get the UCAs and go 2.5". I originally wanted to just do the 1.75, but knowing I can get a damn near perfectly level setup, I'm torn.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Unless you want your ride to slowly transform into a bro truck as the rear springs settle, set it at 1.75 and forget it.

    Other 1.75 bonuses: no new UCA, better highway mpg, less harsh ride, & you can still put a little weight in your bed without looking goofy.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Rear springs should be settled by now. Been 4k miles!

    But yea, I'm probably just gonna leave it at 1.75. I dont feel like dropping the coin on UCAs right now.
     
  15. Mar 24, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    Thanks yall. Ordered my bilsteins today.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    Just measured front and rear are both 36 3/4 in. Set at 1.75. Stock leafs and the look i was after with 265 x 16's is a good fit, doesn't look like it needs bigger tires.
     
  17. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Did you get your shocks installed anywhere around Savannah or do you know a good place to go?
     
  18. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    I thought you could run 265/75-16's without any problem. I guess if it rubs. Then go down to 265/70
     
  19. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    5100's all the way!!!:D with 265/70/17's
     
  20. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    On the front?
     
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