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Bilstein height increase?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by dethinboots, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Apr 7, 2019 at 4:48 AM
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    From what I’ve read people use these to level out the factory rake for the most part. If all 4 factory shocks are replaced how much lift can I get from the setup? Can I achieve a little height while also leveling?
     
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    The 5100s are height adjustable only on the front. If you replace the rear shocks with 5100s you will see no lift.

    If you replace the fronts you can go from roughly .85" to 2.5" of front only lift. .85" is not very noticeable and you still have forward rake. 1.5", the next setting, puts you just about level though there could be slight rake either way depending on factors unique to your truck and installation. 2.5", the next setting, will give you rear rake so it really wouldn't be used unless you are also lifting the rear.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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    Thank you for the info. That’ll save me some money in the long run. I’m purchasing a Wilco hitchmount in the near future as well. How will this added weight affect the rake?
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    You probably want a half inch or more added for the hitch. I’m running Bilstein at 1.75 in the front (3rd setting), and a 1” cornfed spacer in the rear. I just added a drawer and sleeping system and now it’s almost level. You’ll want like 1.5 inch spacer in the rear I would think if you did the same as me as I like a slight rake. Every truck is different. Do some due diligence and research this. The oracle (google) is your friend.
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    More weight means more sag. How much is unique to your truck, there is no exact science.

    FYI hitch mount tire carriers are a total pain in the ass for day to day living. Unless you off road more than you go to the grocery store you may wish to rethink that.
     
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  6. Apr 7, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    I am running the Detours of Maine carrier on my Dodge Ram, and I can vouch for how nice they are. I am definitely considering having him make one for the 4Runner.
     
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  7. Apr 7, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    Still using google eh? Unrelated but check out DuckDuckGo
     
  8. Apr 7, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    The detours options look fantastic but I didn’t see any mounting options for extra doodads. maybe I didn’t look hard enough.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    Thanks for the info. I was looking for a nato jerrycan and hi-lift option as well. I already have a bunch of brand new cans on hand so I figured it would make more sense to use them. The hi-lift will more than likely be mounted to the roof rack once I aquire one but I’m not made out of money. I don’t plan to be pretty active with the vehicle and take it places normal vehicles can’t go. Just got back from my first state park trip today matter of fact.
     
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    Wait, what? That never came up on my google searches!?
     

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