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Bilstein settings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by nitrus5, Feb 16, 2009.

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Bilstein 5100 Setting

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  2. 1.75

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  3. 2.5

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  1. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    nitrus5

    nitrus5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Have a set on order. What is everyone running for height setting on these shocks??

    i don't want it to ride to rough but i think i'm going to try the 2.5 setting with an 1.5 AAL in the rear.

    any pictures or suggetions are appreciated.
    thanks
     
  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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  3. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    gcwaterski

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    It totally depends on what size tire you are wanting to run.

    With 285s I would set them to 2.5 as you have to I think?

    With 265s I would set them to 1.75 (nothing looks worse than too much lift for too small of tires)

    I kept my TRD Off-road wheels and have BF All-Terrain 265/75/16s. I have the rear TSB and am getting my Bilsteins set at 1.75 and put on this thursday 2/19/09.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    nitrus5

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    right now i have bfg muds that are a goofy 255/65/17 size. got them dirt cheap brand new.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    rick

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    those new tires are are a little smaller than the stockys. skip the aal and set the 51's at stock
     
  7. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    tammikm

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    how do you adjust them?
     
  8. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    remove wheel and coilover and take co to a suspension shop
     
  9. Feb 18, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    When I have some spare cash Ima get the 5100s set at 2.5 and the toytec AAL with the 265/75/16s I have on there now. Once I get more money I will do the 885 coils and UCAs :D
     
  10. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Here I am @ 1.75" running 265/75/16's. In my opinion, this is how our trucks should come from the factory. (or at least when ordering the offroad package :) )

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  11. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    What about .85"? You're missing an option.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    hey Kropper, have you had the rear leaf spring TSB performed on your truck?
     
  13. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    No I haven't, and the previous owner didn't either. I really haven't seen a need for it. Maybe I'm missing something?? :confused:
     
  14. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    I have the same truck and got the TSB done a week ago. It raised the back end up because of the added leaf. The truck handles much better than before and it does ride stiffer which I like. I had a 86 Toyota truck and a 95 Tacoma and the leaf springs broke on both of those trucks. The 3 leaf pack just isn't adequate for our trucks. Check out my photo of my truck pulling a trailer with a atv, and another atv also in the bed. It's sagging; and my daughters atv only weighs 250 pounds. You won't regret having the TSB done.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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  16. Sep 12, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    adjustability is pretty easy if you have a spring compressor.. there is a snap ring in the bottom of the shock and a collar sits on top of the snap ring.. three settings.. Done
     
  17. Sep 13, 2009 at 3:27 AM
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  18. Sep 13, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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  19. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    Not Stock in the US Market!!

    I had an oppourtunity to do mine but after measuring and since my truck dosent carry anything heavier than 225 Lbs of KTM 300?

    I didnt see the need and didnt want to chance any driveline vibes!!
     
  20. Sep 13, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    Looks great Squad, nice job. :thumbsup:
     
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