Lift question Bilstein 5100’s etc

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by rawdoggy, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. rawdoggy

    rawdoggy Member

    Looking to add 2” of height so I don’t have to upgrade control arms etc. I was looking at the kit from headstrong. Was going to probably do it myself. I’m assuming shops charge outrageous amounts and nothing should be seized it’s got 29k miles 17 limited.

    5100’s all zero
    887 springs
    Do I want a Deaver single or hs 3 leaf aal?

    Also I’m assuming I need to take it to the shop to change out the needle bearing?

    Looks like it’s about 800 or so bucks from headstrong, would it be cheaper to source from multiple companies?

    Would this all I need to do to the truck itself to not have damage?

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  3. dongtown

    dongtown Active Member

    Hey man, I did a 5100 suspension lift from Bilstein with an added leaf in the rear on my 06; loved it. I was looking at strut spacers early on until a friend smacked the **** out of me. “NO SPACERS”, he said. So buddy and I did the lift in a couple hours with no problems. The biggest issue was the spring compressor for the front struts. I didn’t do any extras like your talking about so your ride should be nice. Good luck
  4. OP

    rawdoggy Member

    Word. So should I do the 888 or 887 springs?

    Also I’m going to run my stock limited 18” should I go with 275/65/18? Seems like a moderate price their LT.. and 65$ cheaper a tire than the 285. Duratracs.

    I’m being told I do not need to do my uca’s as I’ll be fine. Confirmation on this?
  5. VBTacoma

    VBTacoma Well-Known Member

    The stock ucas are good until you go above 3”.
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  6. No_Pain

    No_Pain Active Member

    My truck
    Bilstein 5100 max height setting in front 2.75inch
    Rear at one inch with shocks plus I added a leaf, to make a 2inch lift.
    My tires are duratracs 265/70/17

    No rubber or vibration, had everything done at my dealership. Everything else on my suspension is stock. 20200113_021616.jpeg
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  7. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Rear shocks provide no lift.
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  8. No_Pain

    No_Pain Active Member

    Really?? Screenshot_20200113-142101_Samsung%20Internet.jpeg
  9. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Yes. That means that shock will work with 0" to 1" of lift.. Not ADD 1" of lift . Good lookin truck btw
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  10. No_Pain

    No_Pain Active Member

    Bummer, and thank you.
  11. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Not a bummer at all.. it looks good, and your welcome
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  12. Tommyboy123

    Tommyboy123 Well-Known Member

    How is the ride compared to stock?
  13. OP

    rawdoggy Member

    What coils you use in the front or did you just not spend the extra and bump the shocks all the way up? Lol
  14. Tommyboy123

    Tommyboy123 Well-Known Member

    What is your ride like compared to original ride now with your lift?

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