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What do 5100's do?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by vataco19, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    vataco19

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    I would like to put 285/75/16's on my taco, would 5100's be the way to go? what exactly do they do?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    They are a better shock that also gives the ability to lift the front of your truck.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    They are adjustable shocks. You can set the ride height. Use the search button and you will find a TON of info on them. Happy reading.:D

    Oh and welcome to TW!
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    So would the 33's fit if I set them to 2.5?
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    You will Have to trim some.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Even if I got them front & rear? What would I have to do to get the 33's without trimming?
     
  8. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    You'll still have rubbing even with the front and rear lifted. You'll have to lift it higher than what the 5100s can go to get those tires and no rub
     
  9. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    You need wheels and a higher lift. I have just over 3" of lift with 4.5 BS and I rub.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    The 5100s won't give you any lift for the rear. They are only adjustable up front. You need an add a leaf or new leaf packs for lift in the rear.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    Strictly speaking, if you don't want to trim anything at all, you would need a 6" lift.

    That being said, 3" lift with 33's is a very popular combo. Just need to trim some plastic, and possibly chop the cab mount.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Which Bilsteins come on my 09 trd off road?
     
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    Bilstein HD's.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    Or go with 32s. I have 275/65/18s(32x11) and no rubbing. Some plastic trimmed but cab mount OK.....
     
  15. Jan 11, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    Dumb question but can I use the stock Bilstrein HD for a 3 inch lift if Im just going for looks? Or would it be just waste of time?
     
  16. Jan 11, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    You could use them and a coil spacer to achieve lift. However, they were not designed to dampen the stiffer spring rate that the spacers induce.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    Ok thats cool.. It would be a waste of time. I just didnt no.

    thanks
     
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    That being said, plenty of people still do it.
     
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