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What setting for bilsteins?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Gavinfritz101, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 18, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Gavinfritz101

    Gavinfritz101 [OP] THE Gavin Fritz.

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    I am wondering what height to set my bilstein 5100s at. If anyone has a pic of bilsteins at 1.75, and 2.5 on a first gen Tacoma. What is yalls opinion looks better? I am also wondering what is the best rear lift to go with all four bilsteins.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    SCSPerformance

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    i don't currently have the 5100s, but my understanding is that if you just want to level out the truck, you'll set it in the middle setting. the top setting should get you close to 2.5" which means you'll have to lift the rear about 1.5" to level it out.

    there are plenty of pics floating around, you just have to search. if you see a setup you like, PM the member and they'll be glad to give you info.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    That's exactly what I was thinking!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    When I'm good on funds I was looking at doing the 5100s and set them at the highest setting and do the aal in the rear. seems to be the most cost efficient upgrade.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    i set mine to 2.5 and my truck is level
     
  6. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Eric what size tires you have? Truck looks nice
     
  7. Aug 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    Thanks :) 265/75/16
     
  8. Aug 19, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    I think KPT has his set at 1.75 with 265 tires
     
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    This is 1ST GEN

    OP when I had my 5100's I had them at the middle level and I was level, then when I got an AAL I raised them up to 2.5''

    2.5'' in Front This is with 33'' tires
    3'' In back
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    1'' Up front (Middle Setting) This is with 265/70/16
    Stock in the back
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  11. Aug 19, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    It will depend on the coils you use. I think with OME 881's, the stock setting will still net you ~1.5 - 2".
     
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