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fabtech or bilstein 5100s

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by t33gee, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    t33gee

    t33gee [OP] aka Tg

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    so i have a decision to make. either some used fabtech adjustable coilovers (0-3") or wait for the bilstein 5100s to come in stock somewhere.
    let me know what u guys think.
    thanks.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    I guess that depends how used.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    t33gee

    t33gee [OP] aka Tg

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    i guess someone had them for 4 months then this giy put 1500 miles on them. so i cant really say the exact milage.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    3rd owner? Nah, shocks have a limited shelf life even when you take care of them. Add to that a "I knew a guy, who knew a guy who supposedly took care of them for 4 months." I doubt I would get them unless it was a smoking deal and I inspected them and they looked great. Better yet, are they still on a truck you can ride in?

    I'm from Riverside. Born and raised there. Graduated from Poly and UCR.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    Space Wrangler

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    my opinion. ....wait on the bils.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    BirdTRD

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    I think Down South just posted yesterday that they have 5100's in stock.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    t33gee

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    thanks for the input guys. i never really do buy to much used things anyways because you never know what it has been through.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    rab89

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    yea I'd wait for the billies too, there must be a reason the guy wants to get rid of them after only 1500 miles
     
  9. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    t33gee

    t33gee [OP] aka Tg

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    He's upgrading to longtravel
     
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