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Bilstein 5100's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yotaforlife08, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    yotaforlife08

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    bilstein 5100's and tons of dee zee spray on bed liner.
    I just recently put a rough country 2 inch leveling kit in my 2008 tacoma and there is a terrible sweaking coming from the front end and the dealer wont touch it. i am thinking of buyin the 5100's if i purchased those could i mount those and remove the leveling kit and still have my 2 inches??? or do i put those in and keep the leveling kit. anyone else have a sweaking noise?
     
  2. May 14, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    375taco

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    ya you can keep your 2" with 5100's and it might fix your squeaking. better ride atleast. there is some for sale 180 on buy sell trade automotive
     
  3. May 14, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    bilstein 5100's and tons of dee zee spray on bed liner.
    if i remove or keep the leveling kit?
     
  4. May 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    375taco

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    ya you can get 2" out of the 5100's take the spacers out and put in 5100's you will like the quiet and the softer ride
     
  5. May 14, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    I got the 5100's on the front. They are pretty nice but I also got the OME 2 inch springs. Really hard ride but very nice :)
     
  6. May 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    You can set the 5100's in the front to either 1.75" or 2.5", your choice.
     
  7. May 18, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    Are those preset heights? 0", 1.75" and 2.5" Or can you set them at like say 1" to level out the front with stock height rear?
     
  8. May 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    thanks guys sounds like you answered what i was wondering about the 5100
    i can install them on my 08 double cab and it will raise it up a few inches...
     
  9. May 18, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    They are indeed preset heights. You can also set them to 0.85".
     
  10. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    so, if i bought 5100's for my truck and i already have the leveling kit i can use them together??? how much can the rear be raised??? i have a readylift leveling kit which is 2.25 in front and 1 inch add a leaf in the back!!! can this be used with the 5100's???
     
  11. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    5100's are good for adjusting your ride height as you wish or need up to 2.5 inches with the front shocks. The front shocks have settings of 0", .85", 1.75" or 2.5" as mentioned. Designed for adjusting front end height with added weight such as adding a a front bumper and winch, etc., these shocks seem to get you close enough to level without any added weight at the 1.75" setting. The need to upgrade to a aftermarket UCA seems to be the best route if you go with the 2.5" setting without a front end weight addition. But this is a debate with some on this forum. ;)
     
  12. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    It should also be mentioned that the 5100's do not lift the rear at all, only the front.
     
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