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Bilstein 6112/5160 setups

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jayden03d, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. Sep 4, 2021 at 3:05 AM
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    Jayden03d

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    Lets see them tacos with the bilstein 6112/5160 setup. Gear and all.
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2021 at 5:43 AM
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    GSager78

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    I just got the 6112/5160s installed this week. I thought about 8112s, but that would have been overkill for my needs.

     
  3. Sep 4, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    I was thinking the same thing. Sweet rig btw.
     
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  4. Sep 4, 2021 at 6:27 AM
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    Far to much money spent.
    Did you have to put a diff drop on? Or anything else besides the 6112-5160?
     
  5. Sep 4, 2021 at 6:40 AM
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    With my 6112/5160, I had to do a front diff drop because I had around 2.1" of lift. If your cv boot fins are rubbing on each other, then you will need to do the drop. It's super easy you can do it yourself. It took me 10 minutes.
     
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  6. Sep 4, 2021 at 7:19 AM
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    Bilstein 6112’s / 5160’s / ICON RXT LEAF PACK black badges doors and tailgate / method 315 / magnaflow exhaust , axle dump / meso int delete kit / meso led map lights / dome lights / wheelers front super bumps / wheelers super bump and UBOLT flip kit rear / Cali raised fog light pods / Cali raised ditch lights / RCI FULL SKIDS / RCI rear bumper / rigid backup lights
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    I'm sitting at ~1.5" so I didn't do the Dif drop. If I adjust to a higher setting when I get new tires, I'll do the drop and UCAs. I had 6112/5160s on an older tacoma and that was sitting at 2", but never had any issues.
     
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  8. Sep 4, 2021 at 7:58 AM
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    How does the ride compare to the OEM offroad suspension?
     
  9. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    My 6112/5160 should be here next week from shock surplus. I'm still looking into the aal for the rears. Also want to do the ecgs clamshell bushing as well
     
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  10. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:04 AM
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    Bilstein 6112’s / 5160’s / ICON RXT LEAF PACK black badges doors and tailgate / method 315 / magnaflow exhaust , axle dump / meso int delete kit / meso led map lights / dome lights / wheelers front super bumps / wheelers super bump and UBOLT flip kit rear / Cali raised fog light pods / Cali raised ditch lights / RCI FULL SKIDS / RCI rear bumper / rigid backup lights
    Firmer than OEM way better. Bilstein are degressive
     
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  11. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:07 AM
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    Both those trucks look great. What size tires are you guys running?
     
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  12. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:11 AM
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    Thank you I’m running 265/75/16 on 16x8 method 0 off set
     
  13. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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    Which aal did you guys go with? I want the headstrong but they are still out of stock.
     
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  14. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    Bilstein Lifts , shock surplus and Wheelers are good options as well
     
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  15. Sep 9, 2021 at 6:55 AM
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    Your truck looks great and exactly what I'm looking to do to mine. Which notches on the front did you go with and what rear AAL did you do?
     
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    I was able to find a 6112/5160 setup in stock at Shock Surplus. Ordered 9-3-21, first shipment (both fronts and one rear) came yesterday. The other rear should be on my doorstep tomorrow. I am stoked to have found a complete set in stock! My plan is to go with either a 2/1 or 3/2 setup on the 6112's and stay close to stock height in the front, and only swap the shocks in the rear to maintain stock height there. After I get everything installed I'll be going from 265/75R16 Toyos to 235/85R16 Falkens (moved back north from OK, want skinnies for winter).

    My 6112's didn't come pre-assembled, so I will likely be picking up a new set of top mounts instead of reusing the stock set. I am curious about compressing the springs, though. Are the home compressors worth messing with, or are they janky?
     
  17. Sep 10, 2021 at 5:50 AM
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    Thanks. I have the Icon AAL and to be honest, I don't even know what notch the front's at ... I told them I wanted to be around 1.5" and they did the rest. They said I'd need to bump that up a little more to fit 33s eventually, but that will be down the road.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    Thanks, 265/70/17 BFG KO2s. I want to go bigger pretty soon, but my fj40 needs tires first (too bad the 40 has 15" wheels and not 17s).
     
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  19. Sep 10, 2021 at 6:35 AM
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    Great!
    Thanks!
     
  20. Sep 10, 2021 at 3:43 PM
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    6112/5160 with Icon 3 leaf AAL in a the rear. Sitting on SCS 17" BR6's with 275/70/17 Wildpeaks.

    6112 are set to 6/5 for ~2" of lift, Icon added ~1.5" in the rear. I got my 6112 from ShockSurplus and sourced the 5160's off ebay. Installed about 2 months ago and love it thus far.



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