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Question regarding bilstein 5100's in order to LEVEL my 2012 taco DCSB

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kyleTRDtaco12, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Aug 20, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    Yeah, they're only $299.99 still from them! No way I could do this myself though. I would need some serious help.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    I'll need help w/ the fronts...and may let the same guys install all 4.

    but not @ 660 bux.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    OP, I see in your pics you have TRD stickers but you said you have a base model truck. Just want to make sure you have plain old stock/base springs and not TRD springs. I definitely want to make sure I get what I really am looking for when I do finally upgrade.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    Yes yes my truck is a base model , i just put the trd offroad bedside stickets on.there cause i like the look of them lol, i know im a poser lol xP and yes my truck has the normal linear springs , NOT the progressive springs found on the actual.TRD off road model lol :eek:
     
  5. Aug 23, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    Sub'd wanting to do this same lift at some point. This has been one of the more helpful threads for me.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    thanks so much, i really appreciate that, yes, things were very vague for me as well in the beginning with this upgrade, but now that ive achieved what ive wanted for my taco, im really driven to help others who want to do the same thing or close to the same thing for and with their trucks. happy to help btw, if you or anyone else has any questions, please ask, and ill try to help and answer to the best of my abilities. I really tried to take alot of care and pay the up-most attention to detail during this install when i did it so i could help others :eek:
     
  7. Aug 23, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    I just put my front 5100's on tonight and my front is high about an 1.5, will be putting my 2" aal on in the morning.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    what do u have the fronts set at?? :)
     
  9. Aug 24, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    Bilstien 5100's in the front and 2" aal in the rear
    I put them at 2.5
     
  10. Aug 24, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    Oh ok yes, i do see how it would be nose high, deff gotta put something in the rear to level it as you said :)
     
  11. Sep 5, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    Kyle where are the pics of your set up? Curious to see them, I'm waiting on my bilsteins and looking at setting it to .85 to get that level appearance.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    They are in this thread, 2nd page lol, also in my gallery lol
     
  13. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    I know this thread is kinda of old but it has the info I was looking for. Keep it going. I will be doing 5100 @ .85 front / rear new 5100's. I do not think a long bed would make any type of difference with this set up. TRD sport LB
     
  14. Feb 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    X2 ^ 5100's set @ .85 up front and just 5100's out back .:D
     
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    Originally Posted by wolfpack_5150 [​IMG]
    5100s will work just fine with stock springs........but trd offroad springs are progressive and get stiffer as they are compressed. Using the 5100s to achieve height, ur preloading (compressing) the coils tho. Keep in mind the "progressive rates" and u will effectively make the trd offroad coils give you a rougher/firmer ride.

    Trd sport and sr5 coils are linear and preloading them with 5100s still achieves lift, but the ride is supposed to be smoother than if they were offroad coils.

    I've got a 2013 DCSB 4X4 TRD Offroad & this is the 1st I've heard of this. Thx for the info. I'm planning the same leveling stategy with 5100's set at .85 & stock coils. My stock rear is a 3 leaf. I was quoted +/-$200 for labor plus $60 for alignment. kyleTRDtaco12 Thx for the video links & I like what the leveling did to your truck :thumbsup::thumbsup:.
    This is a link to a lifting article I found useful:
    http://www.tacomahq.com/66/tacoma-leveling-lift-kit/
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
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    I just had 5100s done in the front and I did the rear myself. I had the shop use the 1.75" setting up front and it may be just a tad nose high. It is is very close to level and if measured from the hub to the wheel well is only about a 1/4" inch higher in the back. The ride improved greatly and I couldnt be happier with the way it rides now, feels more firm and the body roll is reduced a bunch on the curvy roads.
     
  18. Mar 28, 2014 at 5:54 AM
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    wanting to do my 2011 TRD/DCSB/OR package with the bi 5100, but the first post says you cant because they have progressive springs. whats the skinny on this boys? Had my mind made until i read this thread. Now not sure what to do. Really thought the 5100's would work. can someone give me some answers please. Thanks
     
  19. Aug 7, 2015 at 8:15 PM
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    Could you post a pic?
     
  20. Aug 7, 2015 at 11:38 PM
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    Thanks guys this great info.. Looking to do mine next week!!
     
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