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Question about bilstein front shocks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoma guy, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Oct 19, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    tacoma guy

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    Hey guys, Iam thinking of leaveling my 2011 DC Prerunner TRD with the Bilstein 5100 ftont shocks. My question is. How much lift do's the 0,85 setting give you and can I reuse my oem coil springs? I am not doing anything with the rear. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    BaconTaco

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    The .85 setting means it gives you .85 inches of lift on average. And then next settings are 1.75" and 2.5". Each truck is slightly different. And since you have a prerunner you will probably get a little more lift without the weight of the 4x4 system. I also have a prerunner and billies gave me 1 full inch from the .85 setting and 2 full inches on the 1.75 setting. I couldn't get a perfect level though so I chose rake over bro lean with the rake being only 1/4 inch I started with the 1.75 and then decided to drop down to the .85. Make sure you take measurements before an after so you know how much lift you got. Also in my case I think my rear springs are sagging a little.

    Here's my truck before
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    And here's after the .85 setting
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    The after was taken at night but you can still see the difference.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Thank you for the info, Much appreciate! I red somewhere on here that I can'nt run my stock coils with the bilsteins becouse I have the TRD package
    is that true?
     
  4. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    No, it's not true. The TRD Off Road has progressive coils so they get substantially stiffer the more you preload them but there's no reason the 5100's won't work with either of the TRD packages.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Oh ok. Good to know. If I set them at .85 is it going to stiffen it to much?
     
  6. Oct 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    It'll be stiffer but shouldn't be uncomfortable by any means. You might even find that you like it better because of the reduced nose-dive under braking and reduced truck roll in corners.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    Awesome, Thanks bud I appreciate all the input.
     
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