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Is this a steel or should I ignore?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Patmac, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Patmac

    Patmac [OP] Well-Known Member

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    found bilstein 5100s for 100 bucks, dont know anything about them but i know there popular. take it or leave it?

    comments?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    blitzburgh99

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  3. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Brand new, the fronts are $170, so if you can get them for $100 then go for it if they have low miles on them and are in good condition. Its one of the most popular ways of reliably lifting your truck and improving the ride quality here on this site.

    We usually get them from here b/c its the cheapest place and they give a 10% discount for forum members:
    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-8...5100-series-front-ride-height-adjustable.html
     
  4. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Pretty sure they aren't aluminium
     
  5. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    $100 each? Miles on them?
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    its a craigslist add, guy returned his truck to stock so he could get a frontier...... but he says they have 5k miles on them
     
  7. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    It's steal not steel, sry somebody had to say it
    Good deal though
     
  8. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    thanks on the spell check... haha
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    No problem lol good luck with the buy if you do buy it
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    now! if i do get it, can i clear 285/70s?
     
  11. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    really oz.. really?
     
  12. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    If it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is. BTW, who trades in a Tacoma for a Frontier? That has bad news written all over.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    AGREED
     
  14. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    the guy is asking 150, i was going to go and get them if 100 sounded good. just show up with 100 bucks and if he takes it i win, if not what did i loose?
     
  15. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    Wait, are these front only, rear only, or for all 4?
     
  16. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    just front
     
  17. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    The thing is, new front bilstein 5100's are $170 NEW. This guy may say he only has 5k on them with just street use, but what if he has 50k on them with heavy off road. For $70 more you get brand new 5100's and a manufacturer warranty (b/c you have a proof of purchase i.e. receipt).
     
  18. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    i had a post about some bilstein 5100s for sale a couple days ago and i wanted an opinion on them.

    they are the FRONTS and i can get them tomorrow for 130 bucks.
    help me tacomaworld should i gettm or leave them!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    how many miles!? brand new ones are only 180
     
  20. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    5k miles the guy says
     
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