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Where to buy Bilstein 6112/5160

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoTim85, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    na8rboy

    na8rboy 18 DCLB Sport Cement

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    FF might be enough, as long as you keep them coated. First winter they were on I didn't use anything. Learned lesson, Bilstein zinc finish is horrible/worthless. I now keep them FF until I can get them refinished.
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    just read up on shark hide, i'm going to try that, won't be installing until next weekend anyway... sounds like people have good results with it on the bilsteins. we don't use as much road salt in colorado as the good ol midwest (grew up in iowa!) but i do think they are using a brine on the roads now sometimes... i FF the crap out of the frame every fall since i got the truck so i don't want my shocks to get all corroded
     
  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:39 AM
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    na8rboy 18 DCLB Sport Cement

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    I've used the Sharkhide on my Aluma trailer, still looks like it's new after 10yrs.20180716_163741.jpg
     
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  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    Bilstein 6112 @ 2" and Wheeler's 1.5" rear block, 265 70 17
    I got mine at Wheeler's...good dudes over there.
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    You should be fine. Never seen any Billies look like what the dude from Wisconsin posted here in Co. My uncles got a 1st Gen tundra, 300,000+ miles in Garfield County. His look fine. Also has done nothing to them maintenance-wise by adding FF or whatever sharkbite is.
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    that's good to hear, i've been extra vigilant when i got the taco new after having my old explorer basically rust out very quickly when living in the midwest!
     
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  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    "Unlike other anti-icing products used throughout the country, CDOT's brine mix contains a corrosion inhibitor, which helps prevent damage on both vehicles and infrastructure. Once snow begins to fall, or the temperature drops below freezing, crews will stop using the anti-icer and switch over to de-icers."
    Read up on how we do things here. Gonna give you a better picture of corrosion in Co.

    https://www.codot.gov/travel/winter-driving/products.html
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    TacoTim85 [OP] Recovering stick shift owner

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    Oh look, what do we have here?
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  9. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    265/75r/16 Ko2 / Bird nest engine bay.../ 6112/5160/ med pack
    I'm curios about this setup hmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  10. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    well would you look at that! awesome i had no idea.... i might just blast some fluid film on there and call it a day. thanks for posting that! all i know is that things aren't nearly as bad here as Iowa as far as salt and rust goes. makes sense now
     
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  11. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    My rears showed up yesterday.. Popped em on after work. Haven’t driven it, fronts show up tomorrow according to tracking. I had the fronts assembled by Headstrong so I’m guessing that’s the difference in shipping dates.. Just the weight, feel and mass of them is superior to the stock OR stuff.. After this weekend I’ll be cleaning my 13k mile stock stuff and passing it on for sale.

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  12. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    :bananadance::bananadance::bananadance:
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    Working on it ...
    Looks like Christmas! :D

    Good luck and post pre and post install pictures. :cheers:
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    Has anyone else had this corrosion issue? Really the first I’ve heard of it.
     
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  15. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    TacoTim85 [OP] Recovering stick shift owner

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    Thanks! I have decided I'm gonna order an AAL and install all of this when it arrives.

    The wife has (somewhat reluctantly) signed off on this financial decision, so we're all good to go! :rofl:
     
  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    that’s a good wife!
     
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  17. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:49 PM
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    She's pretty great. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Wait until you see how beefy the 6112's are compared to stock and the 5160's
     
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  19. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:34 AM
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    Sounds about right. I purchased all 4 5100's from Headstrong a few months ago and the total was a little less than that.
     
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  20. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    The 6112s showed up today. Set at the 4 and 3 notch. Got em on and I’ll take it down tomorrow or Saturday for alignment. Instal was easy. I have an AAL but I don’t want to use it lol. The measurements say it’s level up front at 36 3/4 and the back hovering at 37 pass and 36 3/4 driver. I’ll see how it looks after alignment and decide on the rear leaf or not. I don’t really want a rear lift. I took it for a short drive. Feels good no vibrations or anything negative. Think it needs the leaf?

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