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Eibach vs. Bilstein ?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Vito Corleone, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:46 AM
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    Vito Corleone

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    Since Bilstein 5100s seem to be made out of unobtanium and are on intergalactic backorder until next Neveruary, the progress of a lift kit is on hold so I had another idea.

    Return the rear Bilstein shocks I have already purchased and buy a set of front Eibach adjustable and a set of rear Eibach shocks (I’m OCD about everything matching). I already have front and rear springs from Toytec and since I have them being powder coated, I now cannot return them. My question is - should the Eibach front shocks work with the Toytec springs? I know this may be a dumb question but I would like to know before I go through the trouble of returning and purchasing more shocks.

    Thank you for any information that can be provided.
     
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  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    Snickel Fritz

    Snickel Fritz Grew Up Around Lead Paint

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    I have the Toytec 1.6"/160# front coils to match my Eibach set, because they were made by Eibach for Toytec (I'm OCD this way, too).
    Your Toytec coils may not be made by Eibach, but as long as the lift they provide doesn't exceed what the struts can handle, you should be good to go.
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Vito Corleone

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    The Toytec front springs are the ones in question. They are 2 1/2 inch springs with an additional spacer for the top of the spring to get it to 3 inches.

    I think the Toytec rear springs will work fine as they are 2 inch springs and the Eibach website states their rear shocks are good for up to 2.2 inches of lift.
     
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  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 11:34 AM
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    The Eibach and Bilstein struts/shocks do almost the exact same thing as far as lift and compression/extension. I cannot imagine the springs would not work with either exactly the same.

    When I saw this thread, I was going to suggest you return the rear shocks and order Eibach, but I wasn't sure you'd find some front Billies...
     
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