1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Bilsteins at 2.5" and stock rear suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tuzzman, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Oct 31, 2012 at 9:25 PM
    #1
    Tuzzman

    Tuzzman [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Member:
    #89099
    Messages:
    22
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Orange County, CA
    Vehicle:
    White TRD Sport 4x4
    Bilsteins 5100 @ 2.5 - front PlastiDipped badges Removed TRD stickers Weathertech Floor Liners PlastiDipped Wheel covers Matte Black Painted Skidplate Tinted Windows 15% Hitch Safe Nightshades on taillights HID Sylvania headlights Pop N Lock Tailgate handle Bak Roll-X bed cover Hi-Lift Jack Extreme
    Guys, I have a 2013 trd sport 4x4 dcsb. I got the billies for the front and did the adjustment to 2.5". I left the rear as stock. Has anyone else done this? Any problems with it. I don't care that the ride is stiffer, just don't want to jack anything up. The billies at this height make my truck ride about 0.5" nose high, but barely noticeable. Please, give me feedback.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    #2
    GP3

    GP3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Member:
    #54719
    Messages:
    1,198
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    4X4 TRD Off Road
    Front: stock suspension, 12" wide fiberglass fenders Rear: stock suspension, 10" wide fiberglass fenders
    You will be fine if you don't mind the front higher than the rear.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2012 at 12:43 PM
    #3
    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Member:
    #56826
    Messages:
    4,812
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2011 DCSB 4WD / 2013 Ninja 300
    Many people say that Bilstein's at 2.5'' with stock springs is not very healthy for the truck, but I know a lot of people run this setup anyway and no one's died yet. :D

    You should have some pretty epic bro lean though.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    #4
    acdronin

    acdronin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Member:
    #47036
    Messages:
    19,686
    Gender:
    Male
    .
    If you were able to get the front alignment within spec then no, not really, you may notice some vibration from the front and there are threads about that here
     
  5. Nov 1, 2012 at 8:59 PM
    #5
    Tuzzman

    Tuzzman [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Member:
    #89099
    Messages:
    22
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Orange County, CA
    Vehicle:
    White TRD Sport 4x4
    Bilsteins 5100 @ 2.5 - front PlastiDipped badges Removed TRD stickers Weathertech Floor Liners PlastiDipped Wheel covers Matte Black Painted Skidplate Tinted Windows 15% Hitch Safe Nightshades on taillights HID Sylvania headlights Pop N Lock Tailgate handle Bak Roll-X bed cover Hi-Lift Jack Extreme
    Why front vibration? Can you point me to that thread?
     
  6. Nov 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM
    #6
    05RedTaco

    05RedTaco Nom Nom Nom

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Member:
    #43521
    Messages:
    1,658
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Phoenix
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma 4.0L Acces Cab PreRunner
    Shortened antenna, ebay Intake, JBA long tube headers, 2nd set of cats cut out and straight piped, 14" Magnaflow muffler dumped before axle, relocated rear diff breather, Avid off road front bumper. Bilstein 5100's front and rear, OME 885x coils, Light Racing UCA's, 2" Toytec AAL, Hella 700ff lights, Falken Rocky Mountain AT/S 265/75/16 Load E 10ply, Blu Logic handsfree
    At 5100's set at 2.5 with stock springs there is no way to get the alignment within stock specs. Camber and toe can be done within stock specs but caster will be way off. I have 5100's at 2.5 and stock coils, my caster is way off, thats why I got Light Racing UCA's sitting on my coffee table waiting to be put on...
     
  7. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM
    #7
    GREEKBOY12295

    GREEKBOY12295 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Member:
    #84181
    Messages:
    5,151
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner
    Radflo 2.5 Coilovers, Viper Alarm 5902, Bilstein 5100's, Polk Speakers, Blacked out grille and Emblems, All Pro 3" leafs, Pioneer AVH-4300 Double Din, BHLM, 4" Maxtrac Spindle, Aero Turbine 2525xl, Ultra Gauge, Rockford Fosgate 300 mono amp, 10" Kicker CVR
    If you want help let meh know. I kinda want to see how its done, so I know what to do when I get some UCA's
     
  8. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM
    #8
    05RedTaco

    05RedTaco Nom Nom Nom

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Member:
    #43521
    Messages:
    1,658
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Phoenix
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma 4.0L Acces Cab PreRunner
    Shortened antenna, ebay Intake, JBA long tube headers, 2nd set of cats cut out and straight piped, 14" Magnaflow muffler dumped before axle, relocated rear diff breather, Avid off road front bumper. Bilstein 5100's front and rear, OME 885x coils, Light Racing UCA's, 2" Toytec AAL, Hella 700ff lights, Falken Rocky Mountain AT/S 265/75/16 Load E 10ply, Blu Logic handsfree
    I have done several engine swaps, turbo kit installs, engine rebuilt, clutch jobs, etc... Putting on UCA's is walk in the park, I will barely break a sweat...LOL
     
  9. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM
    #9
    Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Member:
    #23111
    Messages:
    1,415
    Gender:
    Male
    Sacramento
    Vehicle:
    10 PreRunner AC Sport Rally 5 Spd
    Tail gate hose clamp, Front Windows 50% tint, fog lights, 894 backup light mod, LED license & interior.
  10. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM
    #10
    GREEKBOY12295

    GREEKBOY12295 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Member:
    #84181
    Messages:
    5,151
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner
    Radflo 2.5 Coilovers, Viper Alarm 5902, Bilstein 5100's, Polk Speakers, Blacked out grille and Emblems, All Pro 3" leafs, Pioneer AVH-4300 Double Din, BHLM, 4" Maxtrac Spindle, Aero Turbine 2525xl, Ultra Gauge, Rockford Fosgate 300 mono amp, 10" Kicker CVR
    I dont really know how so i'd figure its more of a learning experience.
     
To Top