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Want to add bilstein 5100

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BMR tundra, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Aug 23, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    BMR tundra

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    Hello everyone I’m from Maryland

    I want to see what your thought are on a upgrade I want to do to my tundra

    I want the bilstein 5100 shock and want to put air bag suspension to the back

    I was told that wouldn’t work

    Also I read that adding a spacer in the strut can cause damage in the long run that why I would rather put the bilstein 5100

    What are your thoughts
     
  2. Aug 23, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 040 IS THE FASTEST

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    I assume you will be towing, is that why you are wanting airbags? If so, what are you going to be towing?

    It sounds like 5100 are good but many people here will say go with the 6112 instead.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2018 at 4:09 AM
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    So i tow a 16ft trailer with tables and chairs about 7000-8k pound

    With make my truck sag

    I will look in to the other ones
    Thank you
     
  4. Aug 24, 2018 at 4:57 AM
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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    @BMR tundra, I would wait for our suspension/towing experts before going out and buying. I'm not insulting your intelligence, but there's some experienced and knowledgeable guys here that will help......maybe hahaha. Good luck:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Aug 24, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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    Yes that what I’m doing
    Seeing what the best way to go

    I’m in no rush to get thing still have to wait for wife to approve all the upgrades lol
     
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  6. Aug 24, 2018 at 5:32 AM
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    @BMR tundra how often do you tow that trailer?
    Are you looking to lift the front/rear or just support the load better?
     
  7. Aug 24, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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    I tow every weekend
    And I want to lift the front and back
    And also support the back
     
  8. Aug 24, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    Just my two cents and what worked well for me.

    -Eibach/Toytec coilovers in the front, best value for a 3" lift in the front. Stay away from the tempting price of a spacer lift.
    https://www.toyteclifts.com/tunebcs-toytec-eibach-complete-front-coilovers-3-lift-07-15-tundra.html

    -For the rear I went with a Tuff Country Add-A-leaf. This gave me about 1.5" of rear lift, kept a little bit of a rake which I like. The Add-a-leaf does a nice job of supporting some extra weight and preventing squat.

    -In the rear I also have SumoSprings. SSR-610-47 is the part number. This got a little tricky after the add-a-leaf, since the axle is pushed further from the frame. I cut 2 nice round pieces of 1" thick black HDPE to use as spacers between the SumoSpring and Mounting plate. These really help prevent all squat and don't allow for any bounce or harsh bottoming when I'm hauling a load in the bed or towing.

    The SumoSpring was a little bit of extra work to combine with the Add-a-leaf, but IMHO was well worth it since it is still maintenance free. I like the concept and adjust-ability of air bags, I just don't like the inherent failure points of an air bag system.
     

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