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Bilstein 5100's or leveling kit??

I am looking to run 305/55/20 trails or equivalent on XD Cranks and need to level/ lift the truck a little. I am new to the lifted truck world and am curious as to the benifits of installing the Bilsteins vs a 3/1 leveling kit (LRO or Toytec). Mainly-- which is better?? Price seems similar.

Also, is either option less prone to steering rack issues??



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I am in the same boat.. I pick up my tundra in a day or two and am looking to do a 3/1 lift and some nice wheels/tires.

Look forward to seeing what you find out!
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this is all preference. i would either go with the toytec or 5100. i, myself have the 5100s and having toytec's coilover add on coming soon. im happy with my 5100s. as far as rack issues, no one will have an answer to that. and the tires your looking to run will fit on a stock truck.

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yeah..you should be able to find a ton of opinions on this subject. so grab a beer and take some time to read through the suspension thread.

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this is all preference. i would either go with the toytec or 5100. i, myself have the 5100s and having toytec's coilover add on coming soon. im happy with my 5100s. as far as rack issues, no one will have an answer to that. and the tires your looking to run will fit on a stock truck.
Thanks for the reply, just trying to gather opinions from the masses. No one I have spoken with has said my wheel/tire combo will fit on a stock truck. Are you sure??
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Not sure about your tire size, offset is always an issue.


I have the 5100's and love them. Truck rides better, no sway (or at least a lot less). I went top setting and love the ride and look, 1/2" difference front to rear.
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Not sure about your tire size, offset is always an issue.


I have the 5100's and love them. Truck rides better, no sway (or at least a lot less). I went top setting and love the ride and look, 1/2" difference front to rear.
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So the level kit will result in more sway than the 5100's? Are you completely stock in the rear?
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Rear has 5100's installed. I cannot decide if I want to lift the rear or not. Coaches shackles work great, just not sure if I want 1.5 - 1.75" of lift in the back. I may just find an add a leaf or some sort of over load spring such as air bags for when I tow.
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Thanks for the reply, just trying to gather opinions from the masses. No one I have spoken with has said my wheel/tire combo will fit on a stock truck. Are you sure??
i ran my 33.5" tires when i was stock. the only thing with you is you have a lil more positive offset than me. it may be very close to your UCA. if that is an issue, some 1" spacers will solve that. and if that is the area of issue, a lift wouldnt help anyways.

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Rear has 5100's installed. I cannot decide if I want to lift the rear or not. Coaches shackles work great, just not sure if I want 1.5 - 1.75" of lift in the back. I may just find an add a leaf or some sort of over load spring such as air bags for when I tow.
davids +2 shackles should only give 1-1.25" of lift. if that is too much he also has +1 shackles which will give 0.5-0.75" rear lift.

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Rack failures are in newer trucks due to new rack design.
I have 5100 x4 on top setting and in Crewmax it gives a 1/2 to 3/4 inch rake to rear.

In newer design I would be holding off on leveling until Toyota figures out how to fix rack failure on lifted and stock trucks. Don't want a dealer to blame you for something that is not your fault.
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