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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

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How many miles on your FJ, and has it had an easy life or has it had serious off-roading?

If there is any doubt whatsoever, replace the top strut mounts, using OEM parts.

Also make sure you get the 5100s for the 07 - 09 models, not the 10 - 14 models.
I do believe I made a huge mistake in not replacing these. The mechanic I used did not say that they were not in bad shape but I did not have them with me for the install in case they were bad. One of the strut assembly's does not look like the other and I suspect that I should've replaced more than I did now that I can actually see the shape of some of the components. The coils are in good shape but the strut mounts don't look so hot. Oh well. Live and learn.

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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

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How many miles on your FJ, and has it had an easy life or has it had serious off-roading?

If there is any doubt whatsoever, replace the top strut mounts, using OEM parts.

Also make sure you get the 5100s for the 07 - 09 models, not the 10 - 14 models.
I am in the same predicament: 2013 FJ TT with 92,000 & shocks going bad. Please elaborate upon "top strut mounts" to replace. Want to do this once & correctly. Thanks!
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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

you want to replace the top plate and the rubber coil isolator . you may not need the top plate depends on where you live and if you get rust issues from road salt. see link below.

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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

Thank you for the info.

A few more related questions: I have a 2013 FJ TT with 92,000 miles. Shocks appear like they're going. Given that I mostly drive on paved roads but also drive a few miles every weekend on logging roads and would like to reduce front end dive some (but don't want or need to do any drastic upgrades), replace shocks & springs, or shocks only? Use spacers? Front? Back? Was looking at Bilstein 5100's. Look at anything else?

Thank you for your input.
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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

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I am in the same predicament: 2013 FJ TT with 92,000 & shocks going bad. Please elaborate upon "top strut mounts" to replace. Want to do this once & correctly. Thanks!
Take a look here at the OEM Front Suspension Parts Diagram. Depending on the condition of the existing "top hat" and related components you might want to order/replace items 8,9,10,11,12 and 13 shown in the diagram.

The Bilstien 5100 is essentially a replacement for item 1 in the diagram.

https://parts.toyotaofcoolsprings.co...omponents-scat

You can also get a strut mount kit from Rock Auto. Take a look at the KYB kit SM5640 .. KYB is an OEM supplier for Toyota/Honda;

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...rut+mount,7600

I would also do yourself a favor and just check out the range of offerings on front coilovers, springs, lift kits, etc. Look here at Toytec. There are plenty of other vendors, but this can give you an idea of the range of offerings. i recommend you figure out what you intend to do with the vehicle before our start replacing the suspension components as this will impact your decision. Do you want a lift?, do you want higher rated springs, do you want some adjustability?, or infinite adjustability? Do you want rebuildable?, will you run an aftermarket bumper?, how about do you intend to add a winch, etc.

https://www.toyteclifts.com/front-lifts-coilovers.html
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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

This is a 13TT i have been working on for my brother. this is a option but cost more than 5100'S

Bilstein 6112's 600 lb springs ( 3rd notch)

SPC UCA's

Wheelers Bumpstops

Bilstein 5160's on the rear

stock rear springs

stock wheels and tires

i leveled this one the rear springs are the stock ones. it rides great and very little dive under hard braking.

just depends what you want to spend. you do not need the SPC UCA's or bump stops. i just did them because i may lift this truck down the road.

i ran 5100's with Toy Tec 620 lb front springs on my 08 for 9 years very happy with the 5100's for the cost. i now run 6112's, 5160 set up on my 08
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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

Get KYB SM5640 - Mount Kit for the top cap and if your springs are old time to replace them either with OEM or aftermarket. In case of springs, the Eibach sold by Toytec works good as well as the Bilstein 6112 that comes with Eibach springs. The 6112 will cost you more as they are bigger bore remote reservoir type but made for serious trail use, otherwise 5100 does very good. I have mine set at second notch with OEM spring to get the best response and rebound from the front coils.
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This is a 13TT i have been working on for my brother. this is a option but cost more than 5100'S

Bilstein 6112's 600 lb springs ( 3rd notch)

SPC UCA's

Wheelers Bumpstops

Bilstein 5160's on the rear

stock rear springs

stock wheels and tires

i leveled this one the rear springs are the stock ones. it rides great and very little dive under hard braking.

just depends what you want to spend. you do not need the SPC UCA's or bump stops. i just did them because i may lift this truck down the road.

i ran 5100's with Toy Tec 620 lb front springs on my 08 for 9 years very happy with the 5100's for the cost. i now run 6112's, 5160 set up on my 08
Torn between the 5100's and the 6112/5160 combo with springs. I primarily drive on the street but do a few miles here & there on logging roads. Recommendations? Replace front & rear springs, too or just replace shocks/struts? Thanks.
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Get KYB SM5640 - Mount Kit for the top cap and if your springs are old time to replace them either with OEM or aftermarket. In case of springs, the Eibach sold by Toytec works good as well as the Bilstein 6112 that comes with Eibach springs. The 6112 will cost you more as they are bigger bore remote reservoir type but made for serious trail use, otherwise 5100 does very good. I have mine set at second notch with OEM spring to get the best response and rebound from the front coils.
Which set up would you recommend for primarily road use but with a few miles here & there on logging roads? And, with 92,000+ miles, would you recommend replacing front & rear springs, too? Thanks.
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Re: New Bilstein 5100 Adjustables

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6112'S are a more robust unit 60mm shaft 2.6" shock body and they come with 600lb Eibach springs. you could also run 5100'S in the back and save some money.

5100"s will be very similar to the Bilsteins that were on your TT when you bought it but they are height adjustable. for what you are doing with your FJ the 5100's with new eibach springs would work very well. as far as the back goes i would just put new shocks 5100'S and try the stock spring. if you want to lift it then i would replace the rear springs.
the new springs in the front will help with the brake dive. i think they still make the 620lb for the 5100"s you can call Toy Tec and see what is available.

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