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Factory OR Bilsteins - Anybody want a set?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Canazes9, May 12, 2012.

  1. May 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    Canazes9

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    Posting this in Both the Louisiana & Texas forums.

    Folks I've got a a 2012 DCSB OR that I will soon be installing 5100's on all the way around. The factory Bilstein shocks that it came with currently have just under 8,000 miles on them, will probably have about 10,000 (or less) when I upgrade.

    I am not selling or trading! Free to the first "I'll take 'em" post (as verified by forum time stamp in this post or the La post) with this stipulation:

    I'm not shipping them, not worth it. I live just North of Beamuont (Lumberton) and am in sales. I drive a lot - frequently as far as Point Comfort, Texas to the West and LaPlace, Louisiana to the East. I'll make arrangements with you to meet up some time to hand them over somewhere along that route (or possibly one of the group meets to Sicily Island / South Padre) when it's convenient for both of us.

    If nobody says they want them before I get my lift done then they will be going in the trash.

    Let me know...

    David
     
  2. May 12, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Adam Baum

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    Just mapped out those locations. Holy cow you drive alot! Company car I hope?
     
  3. May 12, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    I drive my 2012 Tacoma, but I am reimbursed by my company fairly for using it. I could drive something cheaper and make a little money with it, but then I wouldn't be driving a Tacoma!

    David
     
  4. May 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    They're gone, grhopper claimed them in the LA thread.

    Regards,

    David
     
  5. May 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    Did you do 5100s with a block or AAL at the rear? Any VSC problems?
     
  6. May 15, 2012 at 4:06 AM
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    Haven't done it yet, stuff is on order. Going to put the firestone airbags in the back. I have 5100's set at 1.75" w/ ride rite's on my '07 and have been very happy with that set up. Going w/ 5100's at 0" and Eibach springs in the front (~1.6" total lift) on my '12. Don't know about the VSC yet, will follow the reset instructions if it's a problem.

    David
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    i live in silsbee , we are almost neigbors, i am wanting to lift my 05 taco not sure how yet
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Yep, wish there were some good places to go offroad close by!

    What do you want your truck to be? How high? What size tires? Etc?

    David
     
  9. May 17, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    I want it to sit up higher , i am going to put a set of 265/75/16 km'2 on it .
    too many options to lift it . the more i read on them the more confused i get !
     
  10. May 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    i ordered the Front Bilstein 5100s and aal for the rear
     
  11. May 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    That should work well. Have you considered ordering springs for the front 5100's? I have been happy w/ the 5100's set at 1.75" on my '07, but from everything I've read swapping to aftermarket springs gives a better ride. I purchased the Eibach springs for my '12 - set at 0 w/ the 5100's they should give about 1.6" of lift. If you wanted about 2.5" of total lift you can use the OME885 springs and keep the 5100's on the 0 setting.

    W/ aftermarket springs you have to add the 1/4" top spacer (19.95 on Toytech web site) on the driver's side. The Tacoma's have the gas tank battery and driver all on same side and will have a little lean without the spacer. Apparently the factory driver side spring is slightly longer than the passenger side so they don't come w/ a spacer from the factory.

    Can't comment on the ride improvements of the aftermarket springs 1st hand yet, but should be able to provide some follow up commentary soon.

    Good Luck w/ your truck!

    David
     
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