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5100 Bilstein Setting

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

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Bilsteins going in tomorrow! Along with 275/70r18 Cooper AT3 XLTs!

    Can't wait!
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    Let’s see a pic when done.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    Just got a quote from 4wheelparts.com in Charlotte, NC to install four 5100's on a 2013 Tundra. Total for parts and labor is $948. Gotta rethink this.

    Anybody got a better shop near Greenville, SC?
     
  4. Nov 7, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    Do what I did when I had them rebuild my front suspension and have them match online pricing. Its a company policy that they match anything online (from memory). Go to their website and double check me. I know they matched many items that I wanted (OEM). They priced out other name parts for higher dollar. I said what a second I can get the OEM for less online plus thats what I want anyway. They did it for me.

    I thought I saw some Billy 5100’s (4 pack) on the amazonsite yesterday for $350?

    Anyways, I priced out 2 shops just for Billy shocks last year and they wanted $1100-1400 total. I put it on hold till deciding to keep the truck instead of buying a new one. Then pulled the trigger on a total front redo. Ended up shelling $3500 (long list). Worth it and 4wheel did a very good job. My truck has never driven and handled nicer.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2018 at 1:28 AM
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    What’s the best way to lift the rear then? 5160’s? Or shackles? The 5160’s will give a 1.5” lift, the I can get 2” in front with the 6112’s and still keep a 1.5” rake..
     
  6. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:31 AM
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    Suspension: front- Bilsein 6112 set at 1.9”; Rear- bilstein 5160 with maxtrac 1” shackel. Wheels: Method MR308 roost wheels 18x9” +18 offset. Tires: 275/70/18 Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s Removed front mudflaps and moved front wheel well liner forward. Bakflip MX4 Tonneau cover Line-x premium bed liner aFe CAI Rear differential breather moved behind taillight Debadged Windows tinted 20% ESP locking long box rear seat storage OEM all weather mats
    I’m putting 6112 at 1.9” up front and 5160 in back with a 1” maxtrac shackel to keep the factory rack. Hoping to have it done next Tuesday. I’ll post pictures when it’s complete.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2018 at 3:18 AM
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    I put mine in the middle as well rides like a dream and is almost dead level
     
  8. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    Rear shocks will not provide any lift. The 5160s can accommodate up to 1 1/2" of lift. To lift the rear you would use shackles, blocks, add-a-leaf, or a new leaf pack.
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    And done!

    5100's on the middle setting, 275/70r18
     
  10. Nov 8, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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  11. Nov 8, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    Looks good!
     
  12. Nov 8, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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    5100's on all fours Icon rear leaf Fuel Vector 20" Nitto Ridge Grapplers 305/55/R20 Leer Shell
    I put 5100's on all four. Up front is set on the highest setting, 2.28" I believe. Also had an Icon leaf put on the rear for an additional 1-1.5" of lift because I have a shell. Fuel Vector 20" wheels with 305/55/R20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers.


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  13. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    Did you add the icon 3 leaf pack?
     
  14. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    5100's on all fours Icon rear leaf Fuel Vector 20" Nitto Ridge Grapplers 305/55/R20 Leer Shell
    I believe it was a 3 leaf pack. They bill it as a:

    1.5" lift Rear Leaf Spring Expansion Pack. Unlike traditional "add-a-leafs" that obtain lift height at the cost of stiffening spring rate and sacrificing ride quality. This new approach, full length Toyota Tundra leaf spring expansion pack, replaces all the factory secondary leafs while retaining the factory main and overload springs. This allows us to modify the spring rate to increase ride comfort, obtain lift height, maintain load and towing capacities, and increase wheel travel. By retaining the factory main leaf installation is a snap.

    Key Features:

    • Improved Ride Quality

    • 1.5" Rear lift Height

    • Maintains Factory Load & Towing Capacities

    • Increased Wheel Travel

    • Easy Installation
     
  15. Nov 8, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Cool. Thank you.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    you bet
     
  17. Nov 12, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Can you install the 5100’s in the rear of a TRD? Will it be better than the stock yellow bilsteins? Planning on doing the Toytec/Eibach set up in the front.

    If not what do you think a fair price would be for the 5100’s?

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    I would do them to have matching shocks but I'm sure only difference is the 0 to 1 inch lift
     
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    I have all four 5100s on mine for about 1 year now
     
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    Here Dipshit, tried google lately?? Ever heard of it? Haha thanks for the reply, seriously!!!
     
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  24. Nov 16, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    Any issues with alignment? Using stock UCA's? I'm thinking of going with the same setup.
     
  25. Nov 16, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    Just installed 5100s in the front this morning. Pretty easy job - took a couple of hours including running to harbor freight to buy 6-ton jack stands.

    I went with top setting as that’s how they were setup (already had coils installed). It is sitting a bit nose high right now, maybe 3/4” or so. I think it’ll settle in a few days. If not, no big deal to crack it back open and reset the clip one slot lower. Or... buy a 1” shackle and raise the rear a bit to get some rack back.

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    No issues with alignment. If you have it done at a shop, they always include an alignment with the job. And yes, still using the stock UCA's. I love the setup.
     
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    Looks good! What’s your tire/wheel setup?
     
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  28. Nov 16, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    I put my bilsteins on with middle setting in the front. Stock springs and rims with 275/70r18 rims. Have some rubbing on the skid plates, full lock in reverse. Made it better by bending skid plate but still not resolved. I'm getting 1.25 wheel spacers to put on next week.
     
  30. Nov 16, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    The 5100’s are night and day better than the yellow and blues IMO.
     
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