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

OK...finally gonna buy the 5100's...question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Larry, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 12:47 PM
    #1
    Larry

    Larry [OP] CARL

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Member:
    #40895
    Messages:
    8,268
    CARL
    I have the TSB rear...I'm gonna go with 5100's front @ 85...

    I don't do off-roading...I only want the front billy's to level the truck and give it a factory profile...

    any argument to installing the rear 5100's?

    thanks for your opinions.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    #2
    tombiosis

    tombiosis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Member:
    #49571
    Messages:
    600
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    T
    Ottawa Canada
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD offroad access
    2016 Tacoma Access Cab, Super White, TRD Off Road package,//OEM Running Boards//TriFold2.0 Tonneau Cover//FJ Cruiser TRD SE Black TrailTeams replca wheels!
    Same here...and I will be getting rears as well. Better shocks than stock.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM
    #3
    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Member:
    #41121
    Messages:
    11,983
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Houston Tx.
    Vehicle:
    2010 DCLB PreRunner SR5
    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    I have 5100's in back with the TSB. Gives a little firmer ride than stock, but I like it. Lets see some pictures when you get it finished.
    Bob
     
  4. Feb 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM
    #4
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19356
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Western New York
    Vehicle:
    09 4X4 SR5 BSP Double Taco
    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    Larry

    I have the same set-up. TSB rear and 5100s @ .85 up front.

    the TSB should of gave you the better shocks all around, being your a SR5.

    I installed the 5100s up front because they provide the adjustable lift.

    Love this set up. gave about 1 inch lift all around.

    The back end is already so light, the back shocks are fine.

    When the back ones wear out, then i might up grade to the 5100

    but for now, the TSB rear and 5100s up front are perfect.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM
    #5
    Nick54

    Nick54 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Member:
    #39497
    Messages:
    1,327
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Mentor Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma TRD Sport
    ARB Rear Locker & Compressor, Bakflip F1, Antennex 13" flexable antenna, WeatherTech Floor Liners, WeatherTech Side Window Visors, Tacoma Bed Mat, Demello Rock Crushers, Dynamax Ultraflow SS Muffler, TSB 4-Pak Leaf Springs, AFE Pro Dry Filter, Redline Hood Struts, Color Matched Angry Eyelids, Combo Lock Bed Compartments, Bed Mat, Pop-N-Lock, Wet Okoles, Goodyear Duratracs on ProComp 7033's, M101A2 Trailer, Grillcraft Mesh Grill, Light Racing UCA's, King OEM Performance Remote Reservoir Adjustable Front & Rear Shocks, JVC NT3HDT, Blue Sea Aux Fuse Panel, BAMF Behind Grill Light Bracket, Kragen 55W 7" HID's, CBI Front Receiver, Home Link Garage Door Opener, FlyEyez Light Unit, Bud Built Front to Back Skids...
    It certantly isn't a must that you purchase and install the rear Billies but keep in mind that the dampening effect is different from the stock shocks.
    Larry I'm wondering if your a long or short bed?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM
    #6
    Larry

    Larry [OP] CARL

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Member:
    #40895
    Messages:
    8,268
    CARL
    2010 sr5 didn't include new shocks as part of the TSB

    and I've seen your set up...it was partly reason for my decision.
    SB DC 4X4 SR5
     
  7. Feb 7, 2011 at 6:01 PM
    #7
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19356
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Western New York
    Vehicle:
    09 4X4 SR5 BSP Double Taco
    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    Did not know the shocks weren't included. But i think you already have the ones they put on mine.

    I have had no problems with the regular shocks.

    I figured with the beefier springs, i didnt want to add stiffer shocks also.

    may-be if you carried heavy loads alot, but i dont.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2011 at 6:05 PM
    #8
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19571
    Messages:
    4,276
    Gender:
    Male
    Oly WA
    Vehicle:
    2012 F150
    No shocks for '09 and later. Refer to the TSB.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2011 at 6:14 PM
    #9
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19356
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Western New York
    Vehicle:
    09 4X4 SR5 BSP Double Taco
    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    Mine is a 09, i got new shocks iaw the TSB which was the 2008 at the time.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:11 PM
    #10
    JTDTacoma

    JTDTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Member:
    #4382
    Messages:
    282
    Vehicle:
    08 4X4 Double Cab TRD Sport
    I put 5100s on the rear about a year after the tsb was done. Very easy to do. You dont need to remove wheels or jack it up. I just crawled under and swapped them out. I immediately noticed an improvement in ride quality. Then I put the front ones in at .85 and my truck is perfectly level. Yes, get the rears too. TSB and 4 5100s is the best thing I've done for my truck. Those 5100s are beefier than stock and eat up bumpy roads much better. They match VERY well with the TSB springs. Rides more like a full size truck now I think.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2011 at 3:32 PM
    #11
    Larry

    Larry [OP] CARL

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Member:
    #40895
    Messages:
    8,268
    CARL
    I went ahead and ordered all 4 yesterday...

    so, the rears go on with out removing wheels...or any jacking/support?
     
  12. Feb 10, 2011 at 3:40 PM
    #12
    JTDTacoma

    JTDTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Member:
    #4382
    Messages:
    282
    Vehicle:
    08 4X4 Double Cab TRD Sport
    Yep, just remove the bolts and work the old ones out. As far as the new ones, I installed the top first, then benchpressed the shock to compress it enough for the bottom to fit in. The shocks want to fully extend slowly on their own. I'd have a little lube handy to get the bottom of the shock to fit in. It's pretty snug with the new bushing on there. Just lube it and tap it in. :) If I remeber right the top bolt uses a hex wrench. Took me about 30-45 minutes total. The fronts are much more of a weekend project.

    You could jack it up, remove wheels, etc. Just didn't find it necessary.
     
  13. Feb 10, 2011 at 3:57 PM
    #13
    Sheppymach

    Sheppymach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Member:
    #46617
    Messages:
    552
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sheppy
    Philadelphia, Pa
    Vehicle:
    2014 4Runner trail edition
    BLU LOGIC bt, avid, weather tech mats & rain guards, 285/70/17, BenWA's totally AWESOME power sliding window mod.
    so JTDTacoma no rub issues at all with the 265/70's do you think you could fit a 275 or even a 285 or would you start to rub?
     
  14. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM
    #14
    JTDTacoma

    JTDTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Member:
    #4382
    Messages:
    282
    Vehicle:
    08 4X4 Double Cab TRD Sport
    No rubbing now but I've heard that's the largest tire that'd fit. Not sure if going up .85 would change that or not?
     
  15. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:42 PM
    #15
    JTDTacoma

    JTDTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Member:
    #4382
    Messages:
    282
    Vehicle:
    08 4X4 Double Cab TRD Sport

    Good point. Yeah the back was an easy DIY. The fronts I also did myelf but I took the spring/shock assembly to a tire shop and had them compress springs and swap shocks out for $60. Avoiding serious injury was worth more than $60 to me.
     
  16. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:46 PM
    #16
    TexAggie

    TexAggie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Member:
    #47773
    Messages:
    1,428
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Odessa, TX
    Vehicle:
    17
    OME Lift
    When I changed my front shocks I just rented a spring compressor from autozone and did it in about an hour. But you will deffinitly need something to compress the spring!
     
  17. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:53 PM
    #17
    Tepidy

    Tepidy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Member:
    #46352
    Messages:
    1,073
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ted
    upstate NY
    Vehicle:
    11 tacoma 4x4
    Toytec Coil Overs 3.00" DSM UCA's (Desert Products) TSB 4 Leaf w/AAL by Pro Comp Bilstein 5100 rear 1"ToyTec SwayBar Drops 1" diff drop Detroit Trutrac Rear Diff Nitro 4.56 Gears Doug Thornley Header MagnaFlow Cat Back Exhaust Custom Built Rear Plate Bumper Custom Built Front Plate Bumper 4X Innovations Rock Sliders ATO Front Skid BAMF Rear Diff Skid Uniden 510XL Pro CB Raceline Renegades BF Goodrich Mud Terrains KM2's 265x75x16 WeatherTechs Rear Diff breather Relocate Intake Resonator Removed Yellow Wire Mod
    I have the tsb with 5100's all the way around. Big difference in rear with these over stock trd bilsteins and even a bigger difference with non trd shocks. Go for it
     
To Top