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Old 03-27-2014, 07:45 PM
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Default Tundra Coils and Bilstein 5100's

So I'm thinking about putting Bilstein 5100's and Tundra TRD coils on the front of my '03 Tacoma to go along with the chevy springs I'm putting on in the rear.

Thought? Suggestions? Warnings? Comments?
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Its a good combo. I'd do it. I should have gone that route with my 4runner, but live and learn...

If you do go that route, please post up the PT#'s you used to get them from Toyota. There are a lot of different options, and its always great to hear first hand from people what their impressions are.

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So I ordered the Bilstein 5100's last night. And I scored a set of yellow/yellow-yellow/blue Tundra Coils from Stadium Auto Parts this afternoon. So unfortunately, I don't know what the Toyota Part numbers are...

Hopefully it won't be long until I can get them all put together and test them out.
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I was going to say that ToyTec makes a kit for this and they are local.
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I have never seen the tundra coils on Toytec's site. If they are offering them, that is awesome.

I have a kit from toytec, with the 5100's and some of their eibach springs. I would not recommend it at all. I have an ARB bull bar (heavy front bumper), and an 8k winch, and the truck rides like a brick. WAY worse than stock. That kit is the one that is comparable to the 5100's with tundra springs. With toytec, you have to get their ultimate coilovers in order to get the good ride and performance, which is a large price jump over these sort of set ups. The OME kits also provide a good ride, but for 4runners, they have a huge rake, which I wanted to avoid. Tacoma's work well though.

The tundra coils are supposed to provide a much more "caddy" type feel, which is why I am interested to see how Shotshell likes his.

Although, I'm not sure which ones Travis got, but hopefully we can sort it out via the colors. If memory serves, I think the ones that everyone recomended for the soft ride and good lift was a TRD model 2wd truck. I will likely switch over to these tundra coils at some point here, and ditch these crappy eibachs.
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i have a set of stock 13 tundra suspension if you want to buy those struts for the springs. These are NOT trd.
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i have a set of stock 13 tundra suspension if you want to buy those struts for the springs. These are NOT trd.
I'm not sure these will work on 1st gen tacos. I *think* they cross over on 2nd gens though.
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Yeah, the coils he needs are from a first gen tundra.
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So I spent 5 long exhausting hours installing these 5100's and Tundra coils. And it's all wrong. The truck sits lower now than it did before. It looks like it's nose diving. It's riding on the freaking bump stops and is making a weird groaning noise on every bump. I installed them on the lowest adjustment setting. I guess I should have known better. I don't know, I'm just pissed and frustrated.
So tomorrow (saturday) instead of getting to test out my new suspension…. I get to drive all the way back to Bailey, disassemble, adjust, and reassemble these stupid things. And hopefully it's going to give me the results I wanted. If not, I dunno what I'm going to do. I feel like I've been beating my head against a wall for weeks with this project.
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So I spent 5 long exhausting hours installing these 5100's and Tundra coils. And it's all wrong. The truck sits lower now than it did before. It looks like it's nose diving. It's riding on the freaking bump stops and is making a weird groaning noise on every bump. I installed them on the lowest adjustment setting. I guess I should have known better. I don't know, I'm just pissed and frustrated.

So tomorrow (saturday) instead of getting to test out my new suspension…. I get to drive all the way back to Bailey, disassemble, adjust, and reassemble these stupid things. And hopefully it's going to give me the results I wanted. If not, I dunno what I'm going to do. I feel like I've been beating my head against a wall for weeks with this project.

Frustrating, I know, but you'll get it. Thinking back on my FJ40 build, there wasn't one thing (including the lug nuts) that worked out without issue the first time. Fabrication & modification throw a lot of curve balls and are very time consuming. I stopped counting the weeks, or years, long ago. Now I count knuckle scars & take pride that I built it!
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