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Opinion of the Bilstein 5100's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4x4x4trd, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Dec 21, 2012 at 1:32 AM
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    hey i just bought a revtek 3 inch suspension for my 2012 taco. if i wanted to put 5100's onmy truck front and back. i cant use the spacers??
     
  2. Dec 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    No the shocks do the preloading on their own if you want 3 inches put the billies at top notch you'll be at 2.5" i think and add a top plate spacer to get all the way there
     
  3. Dec 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    Will it make the ride stiffer since the billies will be all the way? Is there any way I can get a smoother ride are a little higher of a lift? I'm thinking about putting 18x10 rims on my truck haha. Just have to figure out how im going to make it fit haha. I was told the revtek lift is not all that. Any suggestions? Should I get a different lift?
     
  4. Dec 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    The wife just got me a set of 5100's for my birthday/Christmas looking forward to getting them put on and now I can have an excuse to get me some new tires.
     
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  5. Dec 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    After reading a lot of this thread and since I just got my 5100's this morning, I'm gonna try and get them installed next week sometime when I get my new 265 duractacs. What setting on the fronts will level out my truck perfect?
     
  6. Jun 26, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    So to level out an otherwise stock 2006 w/TRD off road, should the front setting be .85 or 1.75?
     
  7. Jun 27, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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    there's no way you just resurrected this six month old thread for that question....
     
  8. Jun 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    Haha just did. It was asked in the thread at some point however not answered...
    Which setting is best to level the rake?
     
  9. Jun 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    I'm in the same boat 2006 TRD offroad 2wd NO tsb in rear looking to level the front with 5100's
     
  10. Jun 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    the .85 setting for 2nd gens should level without the TSB. 1.75 will put you slightly nose high unless you get the TSB
     
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    Do I need to buy another cushion to go between the top plate (on the underside) and the top of the shock? I'm only seeing one rubber cushion in the Toyota schematic that sits on top of the top plate.
    Do the factory Toyota front shocks have a bushing mounted already on the shock where the piston goes in that the 5100's don't come with?
     
  12. Feb 26, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    Hi everyone, I got a set of 5100's for my '15, 2.7L, I want to use my stock coils in front with the 2.5" setting, but I am worried that it will be too stiff up front. Has anyone used springs from a 6 cyl on a 4 cyl truck before? Might be 6 of one and Half a dozen of the other but I'm wondering if I can set the 5100 to the 1.75" setting with a 6 cyl spring and still get more lift than the stock spring at the 1.75 setting. I couldent find a link on the forum about this. Thanks for any info if it's available guys.
     
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    I know this is a pretty old thread but how do the 5100s compare to the 4600s in towing? Anybody ever hear of them blowing out under higher loads? I don't normally get anywhere near the max payload but just want to make sure they'd be a good fit
     
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    What is TSB
     
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    Toyota Service Bulliten. Something that needs to fixed or replaced.
     
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    Here are TSB rear springs.

    IMG_1612.jpg
     
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  17. Jul 21, 2017 at 3:58 PM
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    They added an extra leaf in order to delay them from sagging. They are JUNK. Will be replacing them with a real spring pack soon.
     
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    So I have 2015 trd sport dc. The 5100's all around with front set to .85 setting would b bout right? Then upgrade one size up to 265/70/17
     
  19. Jul 21, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    That should work for you, and here is a pic of my Truck running that size tire.

    20160130_115251.jpg
     
  20. Jul 21, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    Looks just like mine mully lol same color what year is yours and is it stock suspension, I'm wondering if maybe I can fit one inch bigger without messing with anything
     

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