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bilstein with spacers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco89, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Taco89

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    I wanted to purchase the toytec 3" spacer lift kit with the 2" add a leaf...Do these work with bilstein 5100's or should i keep my stock shocks?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    you COULD run 5100s, but why???...If you do, just make sure their set at 0...what not just skip the spacer and set the billis at 2.5" with a 1.5 AAL ???

    Spacers are garbage bud :eek:

    Trust me...I used to run them
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    I wanted to run 285/70r17... Will those fit with the shock set at 2.5??
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    Procomp 3 inch lift, K&N intake, Flowmaster, 285/70/17 duratracs 17x8 procomps
    Trust me don't get spacers save your money. The spacers ride like crap.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Why not just set the billy's at 2.5 and get a thin 1/2" top plate spacer to get the 3"? :notsure:
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    5100 OME 3" front lift 1.5 rear All Injen cold air Intake N-Fab light bar Hella 500FF lights Alpine Heand unit Type R 10 sub r500.1 amp Alpine 6x8 comps up front Alpine 6x9 in rear
    That's what I have. Doing them in the am hoping that it gives a 3 in lift. I guess we'll see
     
  7. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    That's what I'm doing now, I just purchased the top plate spacers and setting my 5100's at 2.5.... Thanks guys
     
  8. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 all around set at 2.5. 1.5 AAL in the rear. 265/75/16 Hancook Dynapro MTs on Black Moto Metal 951s. Black badges. Aftermarket grill. TRD seat covers.
    i just put on my 5100s and set them at 2.5 and i got about 3 inches, and i put a 1.5 AAL and its almost perfectly level and i can forsure see the difference and it looks way better imo
     
  9. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Awesome, can't wait to install them. I just ordered the km2's and 17" MT sidebiters today too
     
  10. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 all around set at 2.5. 1.5 AAL in the rear. 265/75/16 Hancook Dynapro MTs on Black Moto Metal 951s. Black badges. Aftermarket grill. TRD seat covers.
    oh nice! one of my friends has km2 and they r awesome, wish i would of got em. throw some pics up when u get some of this stuff done!
     
  11. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    For sure!
     
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