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Question about the Bilstein 5100

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ReelAddict, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Dec 2, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    ReelAddict

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    I'm a new member and first-time Taco owner. I want to to make sure I do the right thing for my Tacoma. I spent a good amount of money on my new truck and the last thing I want to do is mess anything up. I will not be doing any crazy off-roading or rock climbing. I do love to hunt, hike, camp, and fish. I'm doing something outdoor related on the weekends. Only thing I will be towing is my 18.7' Duckworth Advantage, at least 3-4 times a month. I feel like what I have put together a good setup for my needs. Let me know your thoughts.

    I have decided to go with Bilstein B8 5100 Series Shocks 24-263108, OME 887 lift coils, SPC Performance 25470 UCA's. If I want a 2.25" lift in the front, at what notch do the 5100's need to set at, with this setup? If I want a 2 1/2" lift in the front, what setting will 5100's need to be?
    For the rear, I will be running Bilstein 24-186728 5100 Series Shock Absorber. I was initially going with a 1'' block lift, but after some reading, this is not the best route to go. Is there an add a leaf that will give me a 1'' lift in the rear?
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    For fronts - always bottom notch with OME coils.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    Thank you for the info Sig45. Got any ideas for me for the rear?
     
  4. Dec 2, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Add a leaf for sure. But, I'm hardly an expert so I don't know what you would need for the 1" lift.

    I'm sure others who are much more knowledgeable will chime in.
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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    I know you said 1”. Wheelers has a 1.5” aal !!
    But you tow. And idk if this would be a good option for towing. Possibly a single aal would work better for towing!!
     
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  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    Wheelers does a single 1.5" AAL
     
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  7. Dec 5, 2018 at 11:15 AM
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    Thank you guys for the help. I went with the 1 1/2'' Pro Comp medium AAL to go along with the Bilstein 5100's for my rear setup. That should be good for the Smittybuilt tent and Diamondback cover I will be adding in the spring and also towing my aluminum fishing boat.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    There is a lot of good info at www.headstrongoffroad.com You may not need to add upper control arms.
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    call marie over at headstrong, they know their tacos!!
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    Thank you for the info. I'm going to check out the link now.
     

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