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Bilstien 5100 Question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jm1hawk, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 20, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Jm1hawk

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    Hey I just got my tacoma and wanted to upgrade to 5100's. Was wondering if many people had trouble with getting there alingment when they were set at 2.5" ?? Also wondering if anyone has done a body lift as well as the billy's? Any thought?
     
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    I personally just got billies put on, but only to level out the rake so they are set at 1.75. Then got new wheels and tires at the same time and had it aligned, no problems. There are MANY MANY MANY people who have billies on, along with lifts. At the top of your forums page, theres a tab that says search. Just type in Billies 5100, or basically anything of the like, and check out all the forums. Welcome to TW!
     
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    no prob to me .
     
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    Some people have alignment issues at 2.5" some dont. Lots of choices for alignments correction aids (aftermarket UCA's). I would recommend staying away from body lifts just stick with lifting using suspension components!

    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
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    I went to the Bilstein site, and the 5100's do not come up when you type in Toyota Tacoma. Also on the site it says that the 5100's are not adjustable.

    I am confused. I thought you could put them at various settings?
     
  7. Aug 25, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    I want to put 5100's all the way around truck. but for now can i just put the fronts on and set them at 1.75 since i want to level front out and leave the old shocks on the rear to later? Thanks
     
  9. Nov 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    Yup. You'll be fine.
     
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    I put mine on 2.5 about a week ago. 2014 TRD dblcb, it aligned without any trouble at all.
     
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    when you say without any trouble whats your caster spec?

    post a pic of your alignment sheet please?
     
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    What size tires are you guys running with the 5100's everything else stock
     
  13. Nov 21, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    285/75/16 with a 1.5" AAL. There are lots of people that run 265/70/17 with stock TSB/Non TSB leaves though.
     
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