1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Help, front Bilstein 5100 install

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2005Taco4X4, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Aug 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    #1
    2005Taco4X4

    2005Taco4X4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Member:
    #80832
    Messages:
    60
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Silver Tacoma 4x4 W/ 6 Speed
    All blacked out, Mbrp Off Road Exhaust, Fog Lights Mod, Kenwood Headunit, Rockford Fosgate Speakers, 10 inch Kicker Comp Subwoofer, Bilstein 5100's, OME 884's, Toytec 2 inch AAL, Cooper Discoverer ATP, Brush Guard with 100W lights
    I already have my AAL and rear 5100's on my truck because i installed them myself today. However, i need a shop to install my front 5100's and OME 884 coils, plus do an alignment. Every shop ive called so far says they wont install them because i didnt purchase the shocks through them. Does anyone know of a shop that is reasonably priced and will install my front shocks and coils plus do an alignment? Btw im located in Charlotte, NC. Thanks :)
     
  2. Aug 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    #2
    cobia23

    cobia23 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Member:
    #14665
    Messages:
    51
    Gender:
    Male
    MA
    Vehicle:
    09 SR5
    Did you install the rear shocks? I just did all four on mine on Monday. I was very hesitant doing the front shocks but, I decided to do it, and I will tell you that its really not that hard. I did it outside in the driveway with basic hand tools. I bought some 6 ton jackstands and a HD spring compressor from Harbor Frieght Tools. It took me about 5 hours to do all four shocks. I decided to disconnect the lower control arm from the steering spindle the shock just slide out the bottom. I'd say if your capable of doing the rear shock, you are probably capable of doing the fronts. Just take your time and be careful when compressing the spring.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    #3
    TMW

    TMW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Member:
    #55300
    Messages:
    307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Bakersfield, CA
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma 4x4 SR5
    Light bar and bumper guard, 3/16 steel skid plates for engine, tranny and transfer box, OME 881 springs with 5100 shocks at mid clip. AAL in rear. Positraction rear diff.
    Some part stores will rent you the spring compressor at least in CA. Like above said it's not that hard and if you search the suspension section here on TW there are write ups on how to do it. The main thing is be safe. I actually use two sets (4) of spring compressors when I do mine just to be on the safe side.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    #4
    96Taco

    96Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Member:
    #48827
    Messages:
    766
    Gender:
    Male
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    '04 V8 4Runner
    ..stay tuned
  5. Aug 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM
    #5
    2005Taco4X4

    2005Taco4X4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Member:
    #80832
    Messages:
    60
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Silver Tacoma 4x4 W/ 6 Speed
    All blacked out, Mbrp Off Road Exhaust, Fog Lights Mod, Kenwood Headunit, Rockford Fosgate Speakers, 10 inch Kicker Comp Subwoofer, Bilstein 5100's, OME 884's, Toytec 2 inch AAL, Cooper Discoverer ATP, Brush Guard with 100W lights
    That's the thing, i don't want to mess around with the coils. I'm set on having a shop install the front 5100's and do an alignment. I just need to find someone who will install shocks that i didn't purchase from them without charging an arm and a leg. I also need to find one soon as i don't exactly want to drive around with the rear end sitting so much higher then the front end.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2012 at 6:35 AM
    #6
    DDD

    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Member:
    #14416
    Messages:
    2,192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Derek
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Vehicle:
    06 DC 4x4 TRD Off-Road
    Ask the people in the South East forum if they they can recommend a shop in your city or maybe they can help you install them for free...

    I have spent some time living in the Charolette area (actually Rock Hill & Ft. Mill) and there are plenty of nice TW members there to help you install it yourself.


    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/south-east/
     
  7. Aug 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    #7
    speedydave

    speedydave A-TRAC Equipped

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Member:
    #57442
    Messages:
    638
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Hickory, Nc
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 TRD Off Road Acc Cab
    I am going to do mine Saturday. If you come help we can do yours too.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    #8
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,841
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    ^Take him up on that. It's not hard to do at all.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM
    #9
    Kaboom90

    Kaboom90 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Member:
    #83106
    Messages:
    91
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 DCSB TRD Sport
    Icon: COs, UCAs, custom rears. AP Expos, AP skids, ATO sliders, Avid light bar, CB/PA, Leer 100r, Timbren rear bumps, Superbump fronts, 15% tint, more to come...
  10. Aug 16, 2012 at 7:32 PM
    #10
    2005Taco4X4

    2005Taco4X4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Member:
    #80832
    Messages:
    60
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Silver Tacoma 4x4 W/ 6 Speed
    All blacked out, Mbrp Off Road Exhaust, Fog Lights Mod, Kenwood Headunit, Rockford Fosgate Speakers, 10 inch Kicker Comp Subwoofer, Bilstein 5100's, OME 884's, Toytec 2 inch AAL, Cooper Discoverer ATP, Brush Guard with 100W lights
    Thanks dude but i cant. Gotta work saturday
     
  11. Aug 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM
    #11
    2005Taco4X4

    2005Taco4X4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Member:
    #80832
    Messages:
    60
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Silver Tacoma 4x4 W/ 6 Speed
    All blacked out, Mbrp Off Road Exhaust, Fog Lights Mod, Kenwood Headunit, Rockford Fosgate Speakers, 10 inch Kicker Comp Subwoofer, Bilstein 5100's, OME 884's, Toytec 2 inch AAL, Cooper Discoverer ATP, Brush Guard with 100W lights
    Thanks ill have to give them a call. How are their prices though?
     
  12. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:55 PM
    #12
    Kaboom90

    Kaboom90 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Member:
    #83106
    Messages:
    91
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 DCSB TRD Sport
    Icon: COs, UCAs, custom rears. AP Expos, AP skids, ATO sliders, Avid light bar, CB/PA, Leer 100r, Timbren rear bumps, Superbump fronts, 15% tint, more to come...
    They are pretty good about their pricing. Great group of guys too
     
To Top