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Bilstein 5100 front and rear shocks

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by titan34, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Jan 9, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    Would anyone be able to recommend a great suspension shop in Minnesota?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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    Toytec sells a toytec-bilstein5100 front coilover assembly. Do you guys think there is a need to replace factory coils ?
     
  3. Jan 9, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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  4. Jan 9, 2017 at 3:03 PM
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    How much lift are you trying to achieve?
     
  5. Jan 9, 2017 at 7:53 PM
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    I mainly want the Bilsteins to get better on-road cornering performance and to reduce the nose dive. I'm planning on having it at .85".
     
  6. Jan 10, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    No need for new coil springs then, you will be fine with the stock springs.
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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    For those of you who have installed the Bilstein 5100's in the front and set them at 1.75", did you need to do any other modifications, such as, replacing upper control arms with adjustable ones and/or installing a differential drop kit? I have seen some people on another forum that have also installed one inch rear coil spacers along with the Bilsteins set at 1.75 which looks nice, as well, in my opinion.
     
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    Id like to know too... are most doing .85 to eliminate front rake or 1.75? I just want mine completely leveled, no intentions of lifting all around
     
  10. Sep 18, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    bridgestone revo 3 5100's @2.5/1.5. Stock springs & rear daystar 1.5" spacers
    I originally went .85 in front. 5100's all the way around. It got old REALLY FAST! I went 2.5 up front with a 1.5 inch rear daystar spacer after seeing one set up at my local dealer that way.

    No matter what anyone tells you there is no difference in feel going from .85 - 2.5 in front. It is a lie about the ride getting stiffer. usually people preach this based on misinformation that they hear. or that they have this so called "buddy" pffft. Just saying.

    Stock alignment with 2.0 degrees of caster on both sides (I have heard the argument of 2.5 caster minimum) No uneven tire wear and it drives straight. Make sure the Dealer aligns it if you want to guarantee the alignment will be good (most dealers sell 4runners lifted so they align them all the time). They will tell you that you really need to install an adjustable a-arm but I assure you you don't "need" it.

    Hope this helps!
     
  11. Sep 18, 2020 at 2:57 PM
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    The biggest drawback currently is no one in the country seems to have a single Bilstein 5100 on the shelf...
     
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  12. Sep 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    I’m in the same boat. I ordered my BIlstein 5100s and received 3 of them. Can you imagine how pissed off I was? What good are 3 shocks going to do? So now I have to wait like everyone else for them to come off of back order.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    FWIW I ordered front and rears earlier rears in stock on Amazon , front scheduled ship date is Tuesday expected delivery is Saturday so maybe yours will be here by next weekend
     
  14. Sep 18, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    I also ordered mine from Amazon. They came from 2 different 3rd party sellers. The rears were well packaged and arrived within a few days. The box that the fronts came in looked like it had been run over by a semi and then backed over again. The box was torn and there was only 1 front shocks inside. I have been trying to get a refund for 2 weeks now. I re-ordered fronts from Toytec. I got my springs from them and their service has been great.
     
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  15. Sep 18, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    Both mine said shipped and sold by Amazon so hopefully It won’t be that way.
     

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