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Bilstein 5100 for front with CB 3+ Shackles

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Inferno16, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Sep 10, 2016 at 1:33 PM
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    Inferno16

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    I was planning on Spacers and blocks, RC 3/2 or RL 3/2, and it seems everyone her is pretty much against spacers and blocks... I have 2016 TRD offroad pkge (Bilstein 4600). I want to keep the rake look. MAX BUDGET $800 INSTALLED, ALIGNED, HARDWARE.What is your opinion?

    1.Bil 5100 for front, top max top set with CB+3 = Roughly $600 hardware cost.
    2.Bil 5100 all around = $400 hardware cost, level out, no rake.
    3.Just stick with RL 3/2 but instead of 2" block rear, do CB+3
    4. Any other suggestions????
    Thanks guys and I realy do appreciate all of your opinion as this is my first truck and don't have too much experience. Just a bit nervous about blocks....
     
  2. Sep 10, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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    $800 max is a tough one. I would suggest the OME lift kit as the best option for around $800 but if your paying to get it installed then you will go well over your budget.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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    Here is my second suggestion.

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    555.97 - discount

    Toytec shackles set at 1.5" in the rear.
    Top front setting.
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    thanks..... so 5100's, what is your thought on quality, longevity, etc..
     
  5. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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    i would recommend bilstein 5100's on all 4 at top setting, Toytec shackles set at 1" in rear and call it a day.
    I love my 5100's.
     
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    Find a way to do install yourself and save a lot of money. It's not too hard. Then just get an alignment and bam...done.
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:26 PM
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    Will this setup give me the rake look or should i go with shackle +2?
     
  8. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    fixed. hope you don't mind but the way you wrote it causes confusion. the rear 5100's are NOT adjustable.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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    Sorry thought that was an automatic

    @PlatinumPro how did you edit my post? Didn't know you could edit other people's posts.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:58 PM
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    Got it. Toytec webiste says front 5100 is adjustable, while the rear can handle up to 1" lift. Well that would mean 1" block or 1" shackle is required if I want the rake... LAST QUESTION. Again this is due to my budget.
    5100 FRONT with top setting, Bilstein 5160 with 2+ shackles.... Factory recommend 6112 for front if youre going with 5160. Pehaps my thought is I can upgrade to 6112 down the road once I have this above setup. I live in Texas (flat) and not planning to go offroading.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    I did 5100 in the rear with +2 shackles no problem at all. Still rides great.
    I have about a .5" rake and I also have two CoachBuilder shims on top of front struts to add another inch. So my front it lifted a hair over 3" and my rear is 1.25" with a slight take.
     
  12. Sep 16, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    Will I finally pulled the trigger and got 5100 for the front, 5160 for the rear with Toytec Shackles (on sale by the way) and Diff drop kit. Local 4x4 shop said they will install everything including alignment ofr $395... In all I spent approx $700 on parts. Of course over my budget. I guess It's better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission....
     
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  13. Sep 16, 2016 at 6:32 AM
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    Should I set the 5100 on top setting and if so what should I set the Toytec shackles? OR what do you suggest?
     
  14. Sep 16, 2016 at 12:10 PM
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    TRD EXHAUST, BILSTEIN 5100'S, TOYTEC SHACKLES, TRD SWAYBAR
    I WENT WITH 5100'S ON THE FRONT AT MIDDLE SETTING AND TOYTEC SHACKLES ON THE REAR SET AT 1 INCH.
     
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