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Which should i go with coil over or bilstein 5100's?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by keeganfl, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    keeganfl

    keeganfl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    offroad fog and lights,pa,rough country suspension kit 2.5 inches,and leveling kit in the front.bilstein 5100,4X 150 watt lights
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Bilstein 5100 0-2.5" Lift Adjustable Front Shock 175.00/pair[​IMG]

    or


    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    Coil Over Shock Absorber
    Brand: Pro Comp

    PROCOMP COIL OVER SHOCK ABSORBER -- Front With 4 Inch Lift, Improve Driving Comfort And Performance On And Off The Road


    Pair $ 142.00


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    5100's for sure

    those pro comp things are not what they are advertised in the pic

    pro comp never made CO's for the 1st gens, just the 4" DB lift

    dont waste your time w/ pro comp
     
  3. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    APTJ

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    make a poll...

    and i say bilsteins
     
  4. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Koov

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    Billys!
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    StatutoryAPE

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    can anyone explain how those bilsteins actually work. How do you change the ride height? post pics to help explaination please.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

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    works by moving a clip that adjusts the bottom coil plate. im sure someone will post pics.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    lve2xlr8_mph

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    defantley go billys, i just put mine own and the ride is alot better (night and day)
    It has a clip like they said, you compress your spring and move the clip up to the desired height.:D
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    sedrock

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    Billy's...... no question! Just had mine done 2 weeks ago, truck(01 DC) has never been so smooth. Call Dan!
     
  9. Jun 8, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    reddoublecab

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    Did my 04 Dc a month ago......VERY HAPPY. If you raise the front, make sure and get it aligned!
     
  10. Jun 8, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Htnswches

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    I say neither. Anything pro comp sucks and billy's do ok but you're still compressing the coils. In time coils and shocks(billy's) wear and you get sag and fade. They won't feel the same after some miles and you'll have to buy again. There is plenty of good used true coilovers (SAW,Fox...)check the classifieds and craigslist, I bought some for my 03 rebuilt them and spend a total of $350 and had an awesome ride, on and off road. I have an 06 with billy's and can't wait to upgrade to something better.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2010 at 12:45 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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  12. Jun 9, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    mtucker

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    The 5100s on the front ride great, but I only wanted a little lift to help level out my Doublecab. They might not ride as well at the full lift setting since they would be compressing the spring more to get the height. I have been very happy with them. Here are some pictures.

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    [​IMG]

    Matt
     
  13. Jun 9, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    AlphaGeek

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    In case it's not obvious -- you don't HAVE to choose between one or the other. The ToyTec coilovers are Bilstein 5100 fronts with a coilover sleeve installed in place of the multi-position spring perch.

    Mine arrive tomorrow, along with Dakar rear springs and a bunch of other goodies. ;)

    -AG
     
  14. Jun 9, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Billys FTW!
     
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