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Bilstein 6112

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

  1. Jan 4, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    Not needed but it makes sense 98% of the time for the very small upgrade in price, stance, and ground clearance. This SR5 is just like the rest just with a more basic suspension that you are taking off. It will work 100%
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2020 at 5:59 PM
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    Any recommendations for a single AAL vs 3 Leaf? Doing 75%-80% street and some mild trails here and there
     
  4. Jan 4, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    Go with a 3 leaf. Headstrong offroad actually makes a great one.
    This one is $199 without new ubolts -
    https://www.headstrongoffroad.com/store/p210/HeadStrong_3_leaf_progressive_Add-a-leafs_with_u-bolts_(PAIR)_-_HS-TOY055-3AL.html

    This one is an icon for $215 with new longer ubolts -
    https://www.headstrongoffroad.com/store/p95/Icon_1.5_Inch_Progressive_Add-a-leaf_-_51100_(PAIR).html

    Either would be fine.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    Major reason to go with the # Leaf? Sorry for so many questions just trying to find what's best for the need
     
  6. Jan 4, 2020 at 8:45 PM
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    The single AAL is not worth it. $ vs practicality. You either want to go with a 3 leaf or a full leaf pack. The leaf pack will be more money and more for offroad and for an older truck with a worn out leaf pack. You leaf pack is still new, and it is a cheap way for you to get more stance, a better ride, and it will last you a couple of years until you happen to upgrade your leaf pack after more mods are done. (Yes, once you start......you can't stop)....
     
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  7. Jan 7, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    I’m sure it’s been covered in this thread. I don’t feel like re-reading all 151 pages again sorry.

    Has anyone lowered their spring perch level and felt a softer ride?
     
  8. Jan 7, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    I'm on 2/3 and it rides very nicely. I've never been in another to compare to the higher perch settings.
     
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  9. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Guess I just need to do it and find out for myself
     
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    What are you at now?
     
  11. Jan 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    5/5 with a 0.25” spacer on an Access Cab
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    What setting would you recommend for a bit of a softer ride? Currently, they are at the 6/5 notch height (or whichever height they get shipped with) I was thinking of I drop to a 5/4 notch that should soften the ride a bit. Currently do not have a front bumper or skids. Have sliders which added some weight but nothing too noticeable. Any suggestions appreciated.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:16 AM
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    if I remember correctly a lot of people report that one notch doesn’t affect the ride, other than height.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    The biggest difference would more then likely be your tire choice and air pressure.
     
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    @WZ00R2 is correct. The tire choice and air pressure really going to be the comfort aspect. The notch is only going to give you the height. If you have the original 600 lb spring with no weight (armor, skids, winch, etc.) Then do the chalk test with you tire to get them at their optimal pressure for your area. If you have an "E" rated tire, the ride is going to be harsh either way due to the hardness of the tire. If you add more weight, like a front bumper, winch, and skids, then you can upgrade to the bilstein 650lb spring to bring your height back up after the weight brings it back down.
     
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    Bought the 6112 for Black Friday for my 1st gen. Wheelers has a pair of 5165 for the rear that are good for up tp 2.5" lift. I think they might be a little too short for my truck. I am going to cycle the suspension to see. I have 10" 5125 on the rear right now. According to Bilstein's website, they offer different lengths 5165, ut can't find them anywhere online. Can somebody point me in a direction of where to get them if I do need them?
     
  17. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    If you are on the Bilstein website it will let you find a retailer near you. I also found them on 4 wheel parts: https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/bilst...rxdLS_3tJkQgnhx3vrsGi0o1QjkLk2CBoCai4QAvD_BwE
     
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    Try searching for retailers near you on Bilsteins website. That way you can hopefully find someone local to help you get what you need.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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    I'm leaning towards doing the same exact lift/tire setup! How much did the bilsteins+UCAs+install cost in total?
     
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