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Bilsteins

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Korydel, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Korydel

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    Let me know where you got your bilsteins from. I know you can search the web all day long, but i want to know your experience and where i should order mine from. Thank
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    Downsouth Motosports for me. Can't recommend them (the vendor OR the shocks!) enough. You'll find they are very highly regarded (and for good reason)
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    I also got mine from them. They were very helpful.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    BHLM BLK out Grill SockMonkey decal TSB AAL Stubby Antenna Debadged In channel window visors 4in Nurf Bars 5100's @2.5
    If I get them just for the front adjusted to about 1.75 that will level it out correct?
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    I'm not 100% sure but I think that's what you need to set them at. I'm sure someone who knows will for sure will chime in.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    Got mine from Down South Motor Sports. They have the best deal!

    Yes sir!
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    I was nose-high with 1.75" up front and tsb rear.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    DSM here. They even got them from another vendor instead of waiting for their shipment and still the awesome price. Filled mine and some others on here orders, way beyond what other companies would do.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    got quoted 113 each(fronts) for 5100s at a local shop
     
  10. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    The only sure way to determine this is to measure the difference between the ground to edge of wheel well at the centerline of the wheel front and rear. That difference is what you should use to determine your bilstein setting. Example: If the rear measurement is 38" and the front is 36.25" and your intention is to level the body then a setting of 1.75 on the Billies will get you there. Hope that helps.

    I agree with Dave, setting the front a bit lower than the rear will permit you to carry a load or tow and not be nose high. Setting the front to be between 1 or 2 inches lower than the rear, depending on your taste should get good results.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Go with Down South, I ordered some on Monday, got them yesterday!! Not to mention, they have awesome customer service!!

    Got home last night after installing my 5100's and all I can say is...DAMN!! The ride is sooo much better!! I set mine at the 1.25 and it sits nicely. ( I don't have the TSB leafs) I have 300lbs in the bed right now for snow traction so it sits a little higher in the front for now, but I think it looks good. I will post some pics tomorrow.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    DownSouth for sure, just be patient and you will get them. Also read their thread for a promo code.. x2 on searching TW instead of the whole internet.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Mine came in yesterday from Downsouth Motorsports. I used the TW discount code and it was $172 shipped to TN. I'm gonna do .85 after searching around on here forever for pics of leveled trucks. Doing nothing to the rear and only go as big as 265/70/17's.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    I know you know better, just don't want anybody to be confused.
    Settings are 0 - .85 - 1.75 - 2.5
     
  15. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    I have a regular cab (so no TSB). Mine are set at .85" and I'm about 1/4"-3/8" higher in the rear. So I think that's as close as you can get without going nose high.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    If I get the tsb aal should I go 1.75?
     
  17. Feb 4, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    When i had my 09' i had the TSB done and did 5100 all around (front at 1.75) and my rear sat about 3/4 of an ince higher. it seems like everyone has a different feel for where to set them. If you want to keep a small amount of rake then do .85. if you want it to sit level i would say 1.75.
    Ill put some pics up (when i get home) of my old truck so you can see the 1.75. There are also tons of threads with pics.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    I bought mine brand new off a guy on here. At any rate, I set mine at 1.75 with an aal in the rear. The rear is a little high, I think, but I likes, that's what matters. :D
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  19. Feb 4, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Thanks for all the input guys. Can't wait to start buying and moding.
     
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