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Bilstein 4600 or 5100?

Does anyone have these? How is the ride quality and performance off-road?
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Well I have the 5100's in the rear of my tuck....love them.
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They have a deal going on buy three get one. Im looking for new shocks too and I think Im going to get teh 5100. Will they give you any lift at all??
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Will they give you any lift at all??
no
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what is the difference between the 4600s and 5100s?
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They have a deal going on buy three get one. Im looking for new shocks too and I think Im going to get teh 5100. Will they give you any lift at all??
Do you know what shocks do?


Different truck, but I like my 5100's.
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Ok, I just read on 4 wheel parts that the 4600 is only for street use and the 5100 is for street and occasional off-road use.
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how do the tacoma guys get a lift outta using them? always wondered that.
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how do the tacoma guys get a lift outta using them? always wondered that.
Probably the same way the F150 can.
The front springs are mounted on the shock body, and there are two slots (sometimes 3) for the springs seat. In the case of my 5100's, one slot for stock height, one slot for 2" of height.
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Do you know what shocks do?


Different truck, but I like my 5100's.
Thats cause its a POS.
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what is the difference between the 4600s and 5100s?
so can someone answer my question?


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Thats cause its a POS.
What are you referring to? And why are you wasting bandwidth?
Does your comment have anything to do with how you like bilstein shocks?
Get lost
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From Bilstein's website:
4600 Series
Original equipment
replacement for
pickups and SUVs

5100 Series
Superior on and
off-road performance
designed specifically
for lifted pickups
and SUVs


I guess the 4600s are what I put on my 98 ranger.
I liked them. Firmer than stock, but good control. One thing I didn't like after time was the rebound control, or lack of it. They seemed to top out fairly easy as they wore out. But that will happen when you don't have hardly any suspension travel up front, lol.
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so get the 5100s
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If you offroad then yes.
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What are you referring to? And why are you wasting bandwidth?
Does your comment have anything to do with how you like bilstein shocks?
Get lost
i believe he meant to quote the "why do tacomas get lift" post....
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i believe he meant to quote the "why do tacomas get lift" post....
It still served no purpose in this thread
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If you offroad then yes.
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