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Coil spacer vs. Bilstein 5100

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Justinclark19, Oct 4, 2011.

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Coil spacers vs. Bilstein 5100

  1. Bilstein 5100

    93.8%
  2. Coil spacers

    6.7%
  1. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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    Pugga

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    If you haul fairly heavily I wouldn't use spacers either. All it takes it to bottom out once and you're completely screwed unless you have taller bump stops. The aftermarket coils are generally stiffer and the 5100's do a better job dampening the ride. In my opinion, the stiffer coils are better for a taller truck. Truck roll in a lifted truck = scary. Spacers do work for looks but it's money wasted in my opinion. I'd rather spend a little more, get the look I want and also ride improvement. For the rear, blocks promote axle wrap and can wear out a leaf pack quicker.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    I thought Pre-Runners got more lift than a 4X4??
     
  3. Jan 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    but for the same price 5100s are better...better ride, better quality, easier on the truck

    I offroad and my upper ball joints were destroyed by a spacer lift. too much down travel for stock UCAs.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Spacers seem to work fine for me..ride is ok too...I don't jump the truck or hard rock climb...but I do a LOT of off roading...I guess cow trailing as we call it!
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    I ditched my revtek spacer lift and got 5100 all the way around.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    I have the same setup as you and really like the stance BUT HATE THE RIDE! I thought about those 2 options but am now saving up for some Maxtrac 4" spindles,,,, I really dont think its going to look bad with an extra inch up front and you cant go wrong going back to factory ride!
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Just put Bilstein 5100's on my 2012 today, replacing the already good Bilsteins it came with. Lifted the front 1.85 and the truck looks great. Best of all, the ride quality was not compromised- in fact, I think it improved! Has the same plush feel, resists bottoming and has excellent rebound control. As a newbie to the forum I am very glad I was steered away from the spacer kit I was originally planning to use. No regrets with the 5100's!
     
  8. Sep 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Spacer? really? NO MAS por favor
     
  9. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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    5100 just feel better, I would ditch the spacer
     
  10. Sep 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    I plan on getting the bilstein 5100s with the OME coils

    Looked at toytec and both 5100s where the same but one set say its for a 3-4" lift and the other goes 2.5". Did they type it wrong or Both shocks are the same?

    Seen couple 2012 with this lift and it leveled out good.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    2" front lift, 1" rear. 5100 bilstins in the front and skyjackers 8000's in the rear
    is it bad if you have both spacers and 5100's? i suppose they both do the same thing so one isnt needed correct?
     
  12. Sep 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Spacers are bad no matter what.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2012 at 3:56 AM
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  14. Oct 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Spacers are fine if you just want to level your truck, but in all reality the end result is the same just the ride will be better with 5100's and new springs. Also have to remember that 3 inches of lift with shocks and springs is also 3 inches of droop lost in suspension and could bottom shock out.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    Straight up.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    I went coil spacers and i hate myself for doing it.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2012 at 1:16 AM
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    Why is this thread still alive?
     
  18. Oct 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    Is there a poll (can't see I'm on my phone) if so every time someone votes it pops back up
     
  19. Oct 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    All about the application...with that said, i still wouldnt get a spacer larger than 1" (to provide 2" of lift), ever, even on a mall crawler... Of course, I'm talking about top plate spacers, if you're going through the trouble of using a spring compressor to install a coil spacer, just go the next step and buy 5100's, IMO.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    How much do 5100's cost?
     
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