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eibach suspension vs Bilstein 6112

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by YotaJoe, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    YotaJoe

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    R242

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    The 6112s are the better set, the Eibach's are the same as 5100s.
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    MemphisTaco

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    6112 are larger diameter, have more options as far as front lift height. 5160s are a better shock option for the rear aswell.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    are you running 6112 front and 5160 rear?
     
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  5. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    5100s in all 4 corners for me currently on my 3rd gen. I had 6112s and 5160s on my 2nd gen
     
  6. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    are you planning to get 6112 and 5160s for the 3rd gen? That's what I might get.
     
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    Those Bilsteins have better heat absorption and are less prone to shock fade (overheating of oil leading to less dampening) when off-roading. Basically they’ll be able to handle higher frequency and duration of the bumps while off roading.
     
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  8. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    6112's are much beefier. 5160's out back are nice too. Headstrong Offroad has better pricing than what you linked.

    Imo I don't think it's worth the time, effort, or money to do anything less than a 6112/5160 combo. It's the best value for these trucks imo.
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  9. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    The Eibachs will give you lift and similar off-road performance to stock OR Tacoma.

    Which one you get depends on your needs.
     
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  10. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    Yeah more than likely I will get 6112s if I don’t go with fox with remote resi.
     
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  11. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    are you running any leaf pack ? with that combo?
     
  12. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM
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    Nope. Stock leafs. I have my fronts set at 3/2 for a half inch lift in the front, stock height in the rear.
     
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    The next step gets considerably more expensive. Worth it to some, overkill for most.
    6112/5160 are the best of the budget shocks.
     
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    I have the 6112/5160s with a Rear 1.5-2" Lift ToyTec AAL. I’m sure fox would be way more plush, but I really enjoy the improvement over the stock 19 OR.

    I added a 1/4” spacer to the front for a little less preload on the springs.
     
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    +1. I have the Eibach kit and it fits my needs perfectly, it's a great kit for the price!
     
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    Agreed, they provide the most value imo
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    Thanks,
    Ive read some about the 6112. Ive heard a few say it is just as stiff as stock. I am sick of the stiff feeling with the spacers. How was the change on road?
     
  19. Jan 9, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    The only way I know how to describe it is firm, but not jarring. IMO it soaks up bumps and everything nicely. I am happy with the ride over stock.
     
  20. Jan 9, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    I was going back and forth on this for a while and decided I would spend a little more to do it right and went 6112/5160 and I love it. Icon rear AAL as well through Rouge-offroad, spend the $130 and have them pre-assemble so you get all the new top hat gear and saves you from having to deal with death trap spring compressors:

    https://www.rogue-offroad.com/product-p/tacostage3.htm

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    For reference this is the top notch setting 6/6 with the driver side spacer to help with the lean and the icon AAL in the back.
     

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