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5100 Bilstein Setting

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by swageit, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Jul 9, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    swageit

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    I am getting all 4 corners of my Tundra upgraded to the Bilstein 5100's. I'm not installing a block on the rear. What setting should I use for the front? BTW, I'm getting everything done including labor and alignment for $500!
     
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  2. Jul 9, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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  3. Jul 9, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    The front would depend on what look you want. Im going to leave mine at factory height.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    Im trying to level it.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2018 at 3:39 PM
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    If you go to the top setting, there is a LOT of preload on the spring that may make it a little harsh and give you SUPER fast rebound.
    If I still had them, Id do the 2nd to top setting at MOST.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    5100s have a minimum lift of .85" iirc
     
  7. Jul 9, 2018 at 9:18 PM
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    I installed the front at the middle setting.

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  8. Jul 9, 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    I did top setting and 1 inch rear
     
  9. Jul 9, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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    Yes sir. Front 5100 Height adjustable front shocks adjustable with 3 different lift settings- .87″, 1.57″, and 2.28″
     
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  10. Jul 9, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    Looks good. Im thinking of going the same route on mine.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    Did you have this installed in another vehicle? If so, wasthe ride that bad?
     
  12. Jul 10, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Did you notice a big difference in the ride quality?
     
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  13. Jul 10, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    I noticed it is more stable but not bad
     
  14. Jul 10, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    Also i've been reading and some people have been installing a .25 shim. What is the reason for that and is it necessary?
     
  15. Jul 10, 2018 at 11:06 AM
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    One thing I have noticed on internet forums... 1 person's "Not bad" is another person's "Sucks Balls" ;)
     
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    I had 5100's installed on my 1st Gen. It rode WAY better than the stock susp.
    My '04 was getting a little old, had 210K miles on it and I was itching for something new, so I got an '18. Put ADS on the new truck and it blows away what I had on the 1st gen.
    5100's on my 1st Gen really weren't that bad though. Just not Fox/King/ADS quality.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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    I am in the same boat. I have the 5100’s and getting them put on with 295/55/20 cooper stt’s factory wheels. I will be going with the middle setting. They are putting all 4 shocks on and alignment for $350. Most places around Houston Texas are $300-450 for the 5100’s installed.
     
  18. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    What shop did you get the quote from, I'm in Conroe and just got my 5100's delv by UPS today.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    USA tire and wheel. They gave me a discount since I am getting my tires from the also.
    1603 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass, Humble, TX 77338
     
  20. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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    I've been looking at the 5100s also. If I already have factory Bilsteins all around (TRD off road package), will the 5100s still give the same lift or would I be wasting my money?
     
  21. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    The 5100 rears are not adjustable only the front are.
     
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    Ooohhh well that changes things.
     
  23. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    All finished! I opted for the middle setting.

     
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    Nice.
    What size tire did you go with?
     
  25. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    I purchased the tires when I bought the truck and they are the stock size. Going to research that next and head to Discount Tire.
     
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    Can you do 5100's on the front and leave the rear stock (I had a TRD OffRoad) with no shims, shackles, etc?

    While I love my Tundra and would never go back I do miss the simplicity of the solid axles on my past Jeep Wranglers.
     
  27. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Yes but for an extra ~$150 you can just upgrade all 4 and still leave rear at stock height. Lift comes from springs/shackles/block/spacers, not the shocks.
     
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    If you purchase 4 shocks or struts from 4wheelparts.com they will install them for $50 and not charge any tax if you have a location near you.
     
  29. Jul 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    2017 CM Limited 4x4, all stock, 20" wheels, 275/55/20s, and would like to get to a taller tire without lifting. Planning to add the TRD sway bar as well.

    If I go with 5100s. can I get to 65s or 75 height tires without cutting or a lift kit.

    Will the 5100s get me there?
     
  30. Aug 18, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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    Sick truck! I'm thinking of getting 5100's and am wondering... since you have it on the middle setting, do you still have a little bit of rake?
     
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