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Help with Bilstein 5100 question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by LuisRomoSR5, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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    LuisRomoSR5

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    That looks good. What’s on the rear?
     
  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 10:52 PM
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    Bend_corners

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    I put dakars on the back with 5100s. Next is bigger tires/wheels!
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:11 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    OME Dakar leafs paired with Bilstein 5100's here; add a little bit of weight and it rides like a dream.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    If you go to the dealer, I bet OEM is just as much!

    i bet you can find a spring shop nearby that will re-arch them for you for a fraction of the price of new.

    There is also General Spring which makes OEM replacements.
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    thank you man
     
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  6. Aug 12, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    What size tires in this photo? Thanks for uploading.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    I just put the same setup on my Tacoma. 5100s all around, OME 881 coils, and the rear has General Spring standard duty leafs with Wheelers 3-leaf progressive add-a-leaf. I set the 5100s to 0" and probably got close to 2" lift in the front. I was considering using the middle 1.25" notch, and might still if I add a heavier bumper.

    I left the overload leaf in place and I actually got 4" of lift in the rear when I added the Wheelers progressive AAL. I measured it before and after- it was 20.5" from the center of the rim to the edge of the fender skirt, and after install it was 24.5"

    I went wheeling this weekend and it settled down just 0.5" so it does have the stink bug look, but I like it. And when I go camping/wheeling the truck gets loaded up with tools, water, fuel, gear and sits (and handles) just right.

    You appear to have a double cab but it's a prerunner so you don't have the 4WD weight up front. You'll probably get close to 2" of lift with your 5100 set to 0", especially if you have 4 cyl engine. If not, you can always go back in and set the 5100s to the middle 1.25" setting.

    *if you do any wheelin', do yourself a favor and remove your sway bar. It takes 15 minutes. You don't need it at all with those fresh OME 881 coils. You'll hardly feel a difference on the road, but you'll get an extra 1-2" of travel from your front wheels, which is real handy while negotiating off road obstacles.

    **265/75/16 tires shown below (31.7") fyi

     
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  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    Damn that truck is beautiful man but I actually sold that pre runner I have a 98 4x4 tacoma sr5 now!
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Thanks man!

    Oh also, don't forget about raising your rear brake proportioner when you lift the rear. It's a quick easy thing. It's mounted on your axle, and you just attach a bracket to raise it the same number of inches you raise the rear suspension.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    A++ post for me. Thanks a lot this is good info for what I’m trying to do. Cheers.
     
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  12. Aug 17, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    Real good point
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