Awesome! Thanks!I appreciate it. Yeah I took lots of pictures in hopes that it might help some others make a decision, and stream line their build. All the guess work is taken out of it now.
As far as my bumper/winch helping, in my case, yes I feel like I might be a 1/4" nose high (wouldn't be extreme), if I didn't have the bumper and winch on there. Now keep in mind, I have a double cab and everyone says double cabs sit a little higher on the same lift compared to a crewmax, so if you have a crewmax you may be fine. Also keep in mind that I have a heavier rear bumper as well, so that is probably pulling the rear down a little as well. Maybe these will settle more after a few months but I am close to 3 weeks on them and over 1,500 miles and they don't seem to be settling anymore. I wish I could get clarification on if the 6112s use to be 600 lbs. I know these are 650 lb springs from talking to Boss4x4s... so maybe thats why mine sits level at 1.9" setting even with the bumper/winch.
The bumper/winch was more on my radar as far as ‘less stuff down there to rub on’ for the tires of that size.
I think I am going to make my truck look as much like yours as I can haha.
Bilstein 6112s Lift:
Engo 12,000 winch:
Look around for a discount code for the website above on Google, they are easy to find and will save you an additional $35 or so.
The wheels are sold by Discount Tire, I think they are the "house brand", called MB Wheels. They are the only nice looking wheels I've found under $700 for all 4 in 20x9 with +25 offset. They also have a deal right now for "up to 20% back of total tire and wheel purchase price on a visa gift card". Thats a sweet deal!
The tires I had price matched by Discount Tire off of a website called simple tire. It saved me like $200. Ill post the screen shot below.
That is everything.
I think you are waaaaaaay overthinking this.I'm not sure that the welds on the 5100's could be considered "subpar" and I certainly would not go to the trouble of adding extra welds to a perfectly adequate shock.Just get the one that works best with your lifestyle.Bilstein makes a quality product.Question for SLPace, or anyone with an opinion. First off, I’m not a welder, so this comes from a place of complete ignorance. If the primary problem with 5100s is a subpar weld, would it not fix the problem if a person were to complete the weld all the way around the problematic joint? I realize that would probably void the manufacturer warranty, but if it fixes the main problem with the product, does that really matter? Is the ride quality so much better on the 6112 that a superior weld is worth spending 3x as much?
What breaks on the 5100s, anyway? The snap ring height adjustment seems the most likely place to me, but you guys are talking about welds. How hard are they (the guys breaking them) pushing their vehicles offroad to break these? Pricing on the 6k series is just slap in the face outrageous.As the old saying goes.... " you get what you pay for" I've personally had two sets of 5100's on two different Tundra's. BOTH broke. Have another new 2018, Looking for options. Truck has 25K miles on her now. Just ordered new Z36 Powerstop front rotors and Pads, for the OE's are Toast from pulling our Toyhauler RV ! Need to do front leveling shocks, AND rear. The rear shocks are pogo sticks now. Think I damaged the rears before adding the rear air bags. The 6112's are Spendy! The Eibach's maybe a good option for the price??? What about Fox, or Kings ?
The 5100's are not designed to handle what you just described above.Just got the 5100s in yesterday, looking at the C-Clip and the perch that sits on top, how the eff is it supposed to hold up the Tundra? Esp if you jump it or slam the front end down coming down from a rock? I don't know if i want to install it now, does Bilstein offer any sort of warranty or pay for your truck if it breaks and your sitting on bump stops?
Just got the 5100s in yesterday, looking at the C-Clip and the perch that sits on top, how the eff is it supposed to hold up the Tundra? Esp if you jump it or slam the front end down coming down from a rock? I don't know if i want to install it now, does Bilstein offer any sort of warranty or pay for your truck if it breaks and your sitting on bump stops?