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Bilstein 6112/5160 setups

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

  1. Oct 11, 2021 at 2:47 PM
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    Pruby18

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    Tires are 265/70/17? Or?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2021 at 5:19 PM
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    basically same overall diameter as 265/70-17 tire
     
  3. Oct 11, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    Anyone out there that is not happy with how their 6112s ride on the 5/6 settings? I currently have mine on 3/4 but will be moving to 5/6 w/ SPC UCAs here in the near future. Rides great on 3/4, IMO. Just curious if my ride quality will suffer much bumping them up.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:46 PM
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    I went from 4/5 to 5/6. Ride definitely got worse. Not only is it noticeably stiffer, also reduced down travel so my front end tops out when I go fast over rough terrain or hitting a speed bump quickly. The rebound just feels too fast now. With all that being said, it’s still better than stock and isn’t a deal breaker since I wanted the extra lift. But something to think about.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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  6. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    2019 Tacoma DCLB OFF-ROAD BILSTEIN 6112’s / 5160’s / ICON RXT LEAF PACK
    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
    What spring you running? Any weight up front? Just curious cause I’m top settings full skids with 600lb springs and have no complaints. :thumbsup: Bilstein are degressive which I’m sure you know.
    :cheers:
     
  7. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM
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    Running the 550lb springs. Just a skid plate and sliders on the way. I'm hoping the extra weight helps the ride! What clip's are you on with the 600lb springs and how much lift did it give you? I'm thinking a lower clip setting with 600lb will be better since there isn't so much preload on the springs.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:55 PM
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    71tattooguy

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    2019 Tacoma DCLB OFF-ROAD BILSTEIN 6112’s / 5160’s / ICON RXT LEAF PACK
    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
    I’m running 6/6 with 1/4” spacer for lean with full steel skids from RCI with the weight from skids really softened up ride IMO. Stoked on set up. The 600lb springs have really softened up. Wouldn’t change a thing. I’m at 22 1/2” hub to fender with 265/75/16 on method 16x8 Yokohama x-at measure out a true 32” just for reference
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2021 at 8:05 PM
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    I am glad to see lots of us …like the Bilstein 6112 set mines at 6/5…& rear 5169 with Icon AAL.
    I did do. Front diff drop, sway bar relocation kit, duro dump stops ..for 2.0 lift ..front and rears,
    Skid plates for rear diff, gas tank ,transfer case, transmission skid , waiting R4T lower control arm skid plate ..should be here ,this Tuesday?
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    275/70R/17 …rims gun metal color rims enrich? -12 off set?
    Aloha
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2021 at 8:06 PM
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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
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  11. Nov 7, 2021 at 2:44 PM
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    Front - Bilstein 6112 set at 6, 6. Driver side 1/4 top spacer for lean.
    Rear - Bilstein 5160 with old man emu medium duty leaf packs.
    Wheels / Tires - 16 inch graphite Trd beadlock wheels with BFG KM3 285/75R16. Rubbed on front mud flaps so those are removed fornow and no rubbing. Stock alignment angles.
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  12. Nov 7, 2021 at 2:59 PM
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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
    :thumbsup::thumbsup: Looking good
     
  13. Nov 7, 2021 at 5:24 PM
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    Work in progress...
    My Brother came out to my playground in his stock Off Road. I got to drive to OffRoad on the trail at sensible speed. I love the 6112's on the highway. slower speeds off road, the Off Road, stock set up, is just as good if not better.

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  14. Nov 7, 2021 at 9:04 PM
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    On road, almost no difference at all. Still rides very nice. Think most of the firm reviews come from people who put on bigger more aggressive tires at the same time. I ran my stockers for a bit and can say on road set at 2" lift, it's basically the same.

    But the second you put on some all terrains, it firms up for sure (even on C load range). Off road at moderate speeds (20-40), you hear the bumps... but don't feel them.

    IMO, the ride difference in stock vs billies comes when you offroad. The stock shocks have a more plushy feeling on bumps, and the billies are firmer but quicker to rebound.
     
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    Uh. No. Not at all.

    again... clueless.

    huge difference in between stock off road shocks and 6112/5160 set up.... lol

    from the way they feel (subjective) to how much better and safer they make the vehicle handle on and off road, to how much tougher they are... The stock Billies might give the impression of a cushier ride to the untrained person, but the performance is all on the side of the 6112/5160s, it’s not even a contest.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    Anyone have experience with these and the eibach 2.0 setup? My truck won't go Offroad very often so daily ride quality is a big priority.
     
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  17. Nov 10, 2021 at 9:07 AM
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    You will be good with either kit IMO :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Nov 10, 2021 at 10:41 AM
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    Thanks for the response. It'll likely come down to what's available.
     
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  19. Jul 31, 2022 at 9:50 PM
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    Here it is with 11/9 up front and RXT leafs opt 1(5160's are in the mail) Total install by myself took 10 hours including breaks and 2 trips to auto zone... I cant believe how smooth and less chattery it is compared to the oem with only 3k miles on em. Even with the sketchy 4130's still out back its way better then stock.

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  20. Aug 1, 2022 at 5:05 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
    Looking great :thumbsup:
     

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