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Blistein 5100's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tjgraner09, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    tjgraner09

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    Bilstiein 5100 w/ TRD Coils in the front, new fog lights, 2 12" isignia subs,
    ok well i want to get rid of my spacers so.....
    i can buy 5100's but i see that it only says 2.5 inches of lift will you be able to tell the difference of the heights from the toytec spacer lift
     
  2. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Delmarva

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    it's pretty hard to notice 1/2" of lift... I just went from 3" o 2.5 and my truck looks the same... :D
     
  3. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    tjgraner09

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    Bilstiein 5100 w/ TRD Coils in the front, new fog lights, 2 12" isignia subs,
    alright thanks
    do you like the ride of the blisteins
     
  4. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    Andrew H

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    i would like to get me some billie 5100s. some day. maybe my next set of tires. go up a size.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    swsteven

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    3 inch lift bilsteins and aal 16 inch pro comp wheels, m/t tires
    i got the bilsteins on my truck all around , BIG difference i love it
     
  6. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    get them billies brotha....................you'll love them!! i got them all the way around, and they are great!! bring them over here and we can install them!
     
  7. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    I've got Camburgs on, but have Billy 5125s in the rear -- they're ok, but I personally liked the OME's better.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    I've got 'em up front. HUGE DIFFERENCE in ride over stock.:D I would definitly recommend 'em. I'll probly get the rear one's too when i get enough cash.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    06Bluez

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    Ride quality is amazing compared to spacers.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    HighPlains

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    Not meaning to hijack this thread....but I just got my 5100's in today. I'm planning on installing them on my 09 DC TRD 4X4 after I have the rear spring TSB done. Which setting on the fronts seems to be the most popular for those that have had the TSB performed and have the 5100's?
     
  11. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    after the tsb......set them at 1.75...should be good and level.

    one thing tho...........why not go ahead and do it, so you wont have to get another alignment after you install the 5100's?? kill 2 birds with one stone since they do an alignment with the tsb anyway!!
     
  12. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    HMMM, good thinking! Now why did I not think of that? Rep to you. What do you think that setting will do to the ride until I have the TSB performed? Maybe not even noticeable even?


     
  13. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    no prob amn....just figured you'd save some money going this route....and saving money is always good.:)

    with them set at 1.75.......it may look a tad higher in the front, but it wont be bad, especially if you are getting the tsb done relatively soon.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    hey Will when i get those billys can you help put them in
     
  15. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    does a cat have 4 wheel drive????:D

    hell yeah we'll put them in bro!
     
  16. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    iight dude is it difficult
     
  17. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    getting there....
    the rears are cake man.........but the fronts can be a lil bit of a bitch. no biggie tho....we'll knock it out. we'll take the fronts out and take them to my buddies shop and get them to swap in the front shocks to the coils.......may be around $30 or so, but they have a wall spring compressor..........easy s hell for them to do it......i aint got one. i took my coils off and took them up there and let them dswap the shocks out.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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  19. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    check with downsouth motorsports here first dude..............you may get a better deal than from wheelers. wheelers does have awesome stuff and customer service tho. i got all my suspension stuf from them....except for my 5100's....got them from downsouth!
     
  20. Jan 7, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    alright im going to check them out now
     
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