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Bilstein Review

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacoma02, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Dec 25, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    tacoma02

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    After looking through many threads on the bilstien 5100's I just kind of wanted an overall review on what you guys thought about them and the ride quality. Im thinking on getting them in the front and the in the rear and just setting the front to stock height for what i hope would be the best ride quality. My stock setup right now is just such a rough ride off road and im just looking for a better ride.
     
  2. Dec 25, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    they are good.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

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    they should just come on the truck for the trd package instead of the punny trd shocks
     
  4. Dec 25, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    Love em so far, but I only have had the rears on for 2 days now.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    i just saw the stock trd bilstein shocks and struts (blue and yellow) for $250.00 brand new on craigslist. Im wondering if that would be a better deal then to get the 5100's online. I just want a better ride on and off road.
     
  6. Dec 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    5100s are about $30 more and 10000000x better
     
  7. Dec 26, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    thats what im kinda thinking
     
  8. Dec 26, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    I'm assuming yours is a stone stock reg. Tacoma, I'm not sure if the UCA's or LCA's are the same as the TRD So I can't say for sure if 5100's apply to you or not, I'm not even sure you could use the stock TRD Bilsteins, I'm curious let us know man...:cool:
     
  9. Dec 26, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    yeah i have a 2002 reg. 2.7 4cyl so does that mean 5100's wouldnt work, i never even thought about that. If not would you know of other shocks and struts that would work for me
     
  10. Dec 26, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    I'm sure someone here knows, your situation bears resolving, maybe PM Chris4x4 (moderator) with your info & question he's pretty damned sharp on this kind of thing....good luck :cool:
     
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