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New Bilstein 8112 Coilovers !

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Despized, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:05 PM
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    splashflash

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    no spacer on mine, they're working fine as is
     
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  2. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    Sounds good! Thanks for the info, just wanted to make sure I wouldn’t be bottoming out the shock. I have never hit my upper wheel wells like some people complain about with these bumps though on stock bumps at least so i will see.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    neither have i when i had them on stock! but them again i haven't done any sweet jumps lol
     
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  4. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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    Take a look at the Bilstein videos and the cut-a-away pics in all the sales literature, 3rd compression stage is basically a hydraulic bump stop already built in. No need to add one. Even the literature says you don't need to add one...

    https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/product/bilstein-b8-8112-zonecontrol-cr/

    • Compression (C): Provides superior bottom out control through a 2-stage, telescoping internal compression stop. This feature eliminates the need for an external hydraulic bump stop

    • Rebound (R): Secondary rebound stop will dissipate spring energy and stabilize the suspension directly following a large compression event. The internal rebound stop will also eliminate harsh top-out events and the need for an external limit strap
    https://www.bilsteincanada.com/blog...necontrol-cr-shocks-redefine-damping-control/
      • Costly secondary bump stops, and finicky limit straps are no longer needed

    I've driven features with the Tacoma on the 8100's and I would barely spill my coffee,
    in a Ram 1500 same spot, same speed I was badly bottomed out and curling my spine from the impact.

    If your driving things where you think you would need to add hydraulic bump stops...
    you should consider reinforcing the suspension system first as you are into Baja racing type of stuff.
    The control arms and their mounting points are weaker than these shocks. But your $ into that first before new bumpstops IMHO.
     
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  5. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    Yeah I was just replacing my stock ones because they were rusty and looking beat up is all. These bumps were pretty cheap
     
  6. Apr 28, 2020 at 9:53 PM
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    I drive pretty hard and occasionally bottom out pretty good. The shocks definitely handle big hits very well. But I just got the durobumps as a few times it has been a big hit. And if everything gets absorbs nicely it will help mitigate anything breaking.
     
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  7. May 17, 2020 at 4:22 PM
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    Anyone paired with OME 886's yet? I'm worried about height/ weight with the 600lb spring.
     
  8. May 17, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    Bilstein sells a 650 and 700 spring for the 8112s.
     
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  9. May 17, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    Well that would fix that problem then. Thanks.
     
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  10. May 23, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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    How's everyone liking their 8112/8100 combo's? Any long-term issues or regrets? I've currently got a 5100 w/ OME 888 setup, and although I like the ride most of the time, the ride quality starts to fall apart when hitting rougher sections of trail and dirt roads. These are currently at the top of my list.
     
  11. May 23, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Just loving mine,
    I was watching a stock Tacoma Sport in front of me today on a bad section of road,
    with its rear end skittering around and the truck shaking...
    I could have been drinking a coffee and not spilled a drop.
    A section of train tracks I went over, just heard a lot of tire noise,
    went over the same spot a week later in a Dodge 1500,
    and it was a full bottom out, spine around your ears experience...

    Adding aftermarket rear leafs also helped quite a bit, but the 8100's on the back with just the factory leafs is a dramatic improvement.

    They were a little stiff for the first hundred miles or so, then got a lot smoother.

    We are in a high salt use area in the winter, my rears started to show a little corrosion after their first winter (where show and ice would build up on top of the reservoir) so I cleaned them up with a brillow pad and put some high temp clear paint on them. Fronts didn't show any corrosion at all. But I do keep them oiled and greased up during the winter.

    Since the reservoir hose has a cloth covering I'd recommend covering it with electrical split-loom if you want to keep them clean looking when playing in the mud.
     
  12. May 23, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    The shocks are great!! Had mine for like 10,000 miles now. Anyone know if there is any oil change or maintenance needed on these and the frequency required?

    only issue I just noticed is on my left rear the leaf pack Clamp holder from icons AAL pack has been rubbing the hose. I moved the hose to a different position but it could move back to being rubbed on agian. I’ll have to find a better fix for it.
     
  13. May 28, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    Good information! Thank you both!

    Is anyone running the 650lb spring up front without any additional weight?
     
  14. May 29, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    Word on the street is that 650lb springs are on backorder unfortunately. I know it doesn't answer your question, but I've got steel skids and rock sliders and want the 650's.
     

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