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Bilstein 6112

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by KnoxTac0713, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Dec 19, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    toucan

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    Well that was quick!
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  2. Dec 19, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    There you go. Before you install them, make sure you do what I did and take before and after hub to fender measurements.
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    IIRC, the Bilstein branded springs are made by Eibach.
     
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  4. Dec 20, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    And most likely other brands.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    Yea I wouldn't be surprised if you just bought the same spring again. One set in silver and one in black. :confused: They are purdy though and keeping the warranty may be worth it.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    Yeah they are virtually identical. I did weigh them however and found the eibach brand to be about 2-3 oz. heavier. I only did it to keep the warranty intact. I will sell off the springs to make room for the new.
     
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  7. Dec 20, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    Let me know what you guys think!

    Bilstein 6112 (both on #4 notch and 1/4 spacer on driver side to adjust lean) and 5160s
    Total Chaos UCAs
    Bumped tire size up to 275/70/17

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  8. Dec 20, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    What is your rear suspension set up?
     
  9. Dec 20, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    Bilstein 5160s with 1.5in toytec solid aluminum blocks.
     
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  10. Dec 21, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    I installed my 6112's last night to go with the 5160s in the rear. I'm very happy with how the truck drives and I think this suspension setup has a great value. Can't wait to test it further. Didn't do too terrible on my quick garage alignment just to get me to the shop this morning. MVIMG_20191220_160611.jpgIMG_20191220_170656.jpg IMG_20191221_081325.jpg IMG_20191221_081333.jpg
     
  11. Dec 21, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Awesome brotha. You may or may not need sway bar relocation brackets. $40 and super easy install. My 6112 were contacting the sway bar.

    https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/icon-...-bar-relocation-blocks-611030/_/R-FRDK-611030
     
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  12. Dec 21, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    Is this why you went to 8112's?
     
  13. Dec 21, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    8100s that replaced the 5160s in the rear yes, the fronts I did just to complete the set. Otherwise I was happy with the 6112/8100 combo.
     
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  14. Dec 21, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    Interesting
    Thank you
     
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    Been driving on the 6112/5160 combo for 2000 miles now.

    Initially the ride was better than stock. Now I’m wanting an even smoother ride.

    The roads here in Idaho are pretty bad in certain areas. I’m running BFG KO2 for tires at about 36 psi.

    Do I need to upgrade to Kings for an even smoother ride?
     
  16. Dec 22, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    No advice on the kings, but it’s interesting to read everyone’s thoughts on these.

    I’ve had mine for about 7,000 miles and I don’t think the on-road handling is much different than stock OR suspension. The reason I got these was the stock shocks overheated to easily with extended off-roading. One other plus is they are a tad softer off-road but not enough to justify in its own.
     
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    Long travel up front and sua in the rear should help
     
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    I dropped tire air pressure down from 36 to 33 and it made a big difference. Might be taking a hit on my MPG but I don’t care about that.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    I think it would help any occasion :burnrubber:
     
  20. Dec 25, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    Seeing as this is a nice 6112 forum I want some feedback/advice from yall! I got a 17 Tacoma ACLB Offroad - Running 4 and 4 on my 6112 (No sway bar btw) Driver side 1/4" spacer and im dead even on 1.5". I just double checked my measurements the other day. I thought i was closer to 2 but i guess it settled alot more then I thought. Has anyone seen/done a full 5/5 or even 6/6 on the AC? What exactly will happen if you do this because bilstein only maxes AC out at 5/4 (taco lean)? Second question is I am adding about 180lbs to the front end (Bump/winch) and was wondering if its safe to add 1 more notch when weight added or should I just look at the b12 heavier coils for 6112? Problem I have with that idea is that now I have 2 coils that are worthless to me/others since these are for 6112s. Unless I can sell them?
     

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