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Bilstein 6112 settings to level?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ming15237, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Nov 23, 2018 at 5:36 AM
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    First off, new member here and nice to meet you all. I have a bone stock 2015 crewmax platinum. I am really looking for a better ride from the front so I purchased the 6112 Bilstein setup from suspension connections. They had a hella deal @ $595 shipped. That being said I am looking to simply level the truck with this setup. Has anybody put these on their vehicle and if so what setting on the shock assembly did you use? Family owns a shop, so install will take place there. Any input would be greatly appreciated guys. As an aside this truck is a pavement cruiser, it will never go off-roading, but I do tow my rather heavy boat with it. It currently has a ready lift automatic rear airbag setup to help with the weight of the boat and trailer.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    1.9” setting which I believe the the second from the top will get you leveled. I just installed these last month on my crewmax and found that setting paired along with a shim for the drivers side got me level.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Nov 23, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    As above. Same truck and same setup. 5160’s in the rear. I ended up adding a 1” lift in the rear for more rake, but could have been happy either way. You can go to 33” tires with that setup, staying with 75 width tires and OEM wheels with no rub lock to lock. You may have to trim the corner of the skid plate and heat/bend the rubber mud flap thingy on the front.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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    I decided to get myself a set of 5160’s as well for the rear. Christmas present to myself! Thanks for the input guys, and sorry I didn’t use the search function first as someone messaged me advising as such. The plan for now is to keep it stock except for the shocks, it really rides like poop with the stock shocks imho, and bounces down the highway.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2018 at 2:29 PM
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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 6 3/4” antenna Coverking leather rear seat cover
    Welcome fellow enthusiast :hattip:
    I just put the 6112/5160 on set at 1.9” in front and added a 1” maxtrac shackle to keep the factory rake. I tried to fit 295/70/18 and it will require more modification than I want to do to the truck. I was going to go 285/70/18 but they only have a couple tires made in that size and I didn’t want to try any of them so... Went back down to 275/70/18 there are a lot of tires in that size basically a 33x11”
    Pictures when you get it set up.
     
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  6. Nov 23, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    The shocks at 1.9 will correct that and stiffen the ride a bit. I have Zero bounce and little to no lean on corners. Personally, I would leave it like that unless you want the rake back or plan to tow.
     
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    I just bought the 6112/5160, - going with the 1.3" (second setting) with a .5" shim on the driver side and with a 1" shackle (.625") in the back. Everything is in the mail so pictures in a week or two. Assembling myself, so I need to figure out the best way to do that. Running on stock 18 rims with BFG KO2 275/70r18.

    Looking for drive improvement and a balanced look, with slight rake. Might install the shackles first and do some measurements to see what the rake will be. Then decide if I bump up to the 1.9 front height.

    Love to see people running these with 1" shackle on 33's!
     
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  8. Nov 24, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    What’s the reason for the “.5 shim”?
     
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    There is a driver side lean - the battery and the gas tank are on that side. I havent seen or felt this lean and I'm not sure if when I put this guy in, I'll get a passenger side lean, but it was a recommended addition to buy (like $18) when I bought the Coachbuilder +1 shackle. I need to do some more measurements but I'm already going to be replacing the front shocks, so while everything is apart I figured it's small money to have the option. I'll let you know how it goes, and do some measurements today. (top of wheel well, to center of wheel)
     
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  10. Nov 28, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    :popcorn: Would like to see how this looks with 33's.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    same
     
  12. Nov 28, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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    6112-5160 and toytech shackles top setting on 6112, 1.5" on shackles. 275-70-18 michelin atx 2's

    20180707_165313.jpg
     
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    Nice truck! @Nm6300'asl ..... you must be from Santa Fe. I used to fly out of the airport there ... choppers with the Army Nat'l Guard. 717th Medevac. Way back in the '70s. I remember the field elevation being 6340ft or so.
     
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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 6 3/4” antenna Coverking leather rear seat cover
    6112/5160 1.9” up front 1” shackle in back. Measured 24.25” center hub to bottom of fender up front and 24.5” in back. 0.25” rear rake.
    I’m going to try and get better pictures tomorrow. My driveway is slopped... 096E2499-454E-488E-97FC-9FFF04865926.jpg
     
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    Ahhh, looking awesome. My shocks arrive tomorrow. Like being a kid again waiting for Christmas. Any driver side lean? I don’t think I can wait for the coachbuilder .5” shim before I put the 6112s on! I can lean.

    I’d like to see a profile to see your level...torn between 1.3” and 1.9”
     
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    Hey guys quick question, planning on lifting truck 6" via readylift kit n bilstein 6112 in frt n 5160 in rear will this combination work?
     
  17. Nov 29, 2018 at 2:44 AM
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    Theoretically, you could get close to 6” with the 6112, and spacers, but I think there are much better options gaining that height with something else. The 5160 is only a 0-2” so you’d need something else in back.

    There are much smarter people here, and I’ve never researched that height. So I dont have a good recommendation. Good luck up there!
     
  18. Nov 29, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    Your Tundra looks really nice. I can see a 5160 shock from the pic and the awesome TRD dual exhaust. The shackles in the back provide a good rack look. How do you like your installation?
     
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    Your Tundra looks nice too. I see a sticker of something on the gas cover. Darn it, you got the TRD dual exhaust too? I gotta convince the wifey. I just got an ARE cap w/bedrugs for my 2018 1794 Edition and now my wallet says get more.

    IMG_1754[192].jpg
     
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    I don’t notice the lean but when I measure there is a discrepancy on the drivers side by about 0.5”
     
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    Thanks, it’s a Banksy panda on the gas door. Yeah TRD dual exhaust and TRD sway bar.
     
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    I got Bilstein 6112 on top setting for 2.5 inch lift and Coachbuilder +1 in the rear. Truck is level with 33 inch tires. Love the look.

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  23. Nov 30, 2018 at 6:42 AM
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    Very impressed with the ride quality of the 6112-5160 combo, very "controlled" feeling and I am not even running the front sway bar. Wasnt my plan but had to go with the higher setting on the shackles because the daystar cradles thickness was adding "preload" on the airbags even at 5 psi. The TRD duals, TRD cai and TRD pro skidplate really complete the truck!
     
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    Just finished the 5160 install and seems to be a smoother ride on the backend. Hard to be “omg wow” like when I installed the rear sway bar, but me brain says it better.

    But really doesn’t matter how it drives. Looks fukn awesome, so that’s all I care about when parking at the mall this Christmas season...;)

    So...onto the 6112 install this weekend. Anyone modify the pin to the spring compressors so they can lock around the coil? The whole process seems shady as hell, but I’m the sort of person who doesn’t mind extreme bodily harm to have a small amount of satisfaction. I’ve seen a guy on YouTube grind them down. Has to be safer that not using them.

    And just so this isn’t a complete thread hijack - I’m setting them to 1.3” with a coachbuilder .5” driverside shim.
     
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    @justfortun I'm looking to do the same but, not till spring. Please post up some pics when your done. Very curious. Thanks
     
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    Will do :thumbsup:
     
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    Hey can you tell me how you measured yours? I feel like I see a slight lean with the naked eye but am not sure the best way of measuring
     
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    Hey how did you measure with the shim? Do you only have a shim on the driver's side?
     
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    Bilstien 6112 at 1.3" vs OEM shocks

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    @justfortun Nice!!! I'm really liking the 1.3 look. That's without any rear lift,right? What size tires are you running in these pictures? How's the ride now?
     

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