Bilstein 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) shock absorbers are designed for trucks and SUV's with a front OE coilover style suspension. Multiple snap-ring grooves in the body allow for different spring seat positions, providing 0-2.75 inches of front lift (depending on application). The monotube shock absorbers feature a 46mm digressive piston a with self-adjusting deflective disc valve setting. Bilstein 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) shock absorbers provide increased wheel travel and improved handling. Utilizing a 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) shock absorber is the easiest way to level out your vehicle.
Running 285/70 R17 tires with OEM ride quality with no issues. I have run 50k miles on the shock with It on the 1.4 inch lift setting.
By Robb from Dallas, Texas
2012 Pro-4X w/ Bilstein 5100 adjustables and rears
I replaced the worn out rear ranchos and stock fronts and set the struts at 2". Huge improvement immediately felt in on road and off road quality. More clearance and better ride. These are a good entry level shock. Not a true coilover and quality like Icons or Fox, though not as expensive either. i did get a minor upper strut basket chip/rub from the control arms, though seems to be on the downward stroke of the strut and doesn't seem to have expanded the chip/rub after many long off road routes with level 3 trails 10-12" drops and boulder rolls. i would have bought the rear reservoir models, though didn't see them till after i ordered.
By Sully from Gods Country
Great for leveling 4X4s
Leveled my Toyota Tundra with Bilstein 5100's and it looks great. Love mine and the ride is great!
By Hawkshaw from Paris, TX
Right choice going with Bilsteins
Great shocks and struts. Thanks 4 Wheel Parts for making my order go smoothly.
By Dman from Tucson, Az.
I love everything about the shocks, they seem to be the number one shock for people with Tacoma's and I see why. I wish 4Wheel parts would fix their web bug that says "great deal on 4 shocks", even when looking at the Blistien 5100 struts, but when you order it only gives you 4 shocks, NOT a set of 4 for your truck (meaning 2 rear shocks and 2 rear struts), I was told it was a glitch they couldn't fix. Sounds like they need a better DBA, .NET admin and SQL Programmers to me... Just saying. There shouldn't be an answer like "we just can't figure out whats wrong" , Its the same thing as saying "I can't fix it" and in IT there isn't such a statement. But I love the Blistien 5100, if you have a Tacoma and your not putting a custom lift under it, this is the only way to go.
By Texvet61 from La Grange, KY
great riding shocks
easy to install, ride was great, a lot better then the rancho quick lifts were that I had on before, would be nice to buy then already loaded with springs, but no big deal.
By deerhunter from springfield il.
Great quality and awesome ride
Replaced stock shocks with these and noticed immediate difference. Less roll on corners and smoother ride. Everything just felt tighter. Only complaint is that I ordered the set of four and found out after the fact that the rear shocks we're back ordered 3 months so I had to go pro comp for rears
By Talisman7 from Las Vegas
Really good shocks
I bought these for off road when I hunt, expecting a harsh on road ride. Big surprise the on road ride is better than the stock shocks were when they were new. Off road is what I was looking for good bump absorption and great control. Truck sits slightly higher than stock which looks pretty cool.
By Wally from Baton Rouge, La
Great-product, price and delivery
Read all the positive reviews and they are all true.
By Ironhead from Poconos Pa.
Bilstein 5100 series for Nissan Titan
Drive I-75 on Bilsteins 60 miles a Day. They make it better.
can I mix monotube in the fronts and twintubes in the rear of a Toyota tundra 2013? will it affect handling. I put on 5100 levelers and had the front end raised a half inchor maybe 1. I have stock tires. nothing fancy. just wanted to get rid of jacked up look. it rides hard and stiff. mostly in the rear.
bob from somerville nj on
Yes, you can mix and match the shocks. The Bilstein 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorbers are a bit stiffer than stock. Since you have already had some modifications I recommend contacting our customer service center @ 877-474-4821 and speak to one of the reps. They have great knowledge of all the shocks we sell and can find the perfect ones for your truck.
While the ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Company began as a German enterprise, Bilstein shocks are developed and manufactured in Hamilton, Ohio. Bilstein develops and fabricates premium quality monotube shock absorbers directly for automobile manufactures, aftermarket outfits and motorsports applications. The precision and craftsmanship in manufacturing that fueled company growth in Germany were brought straight to the factory in Hamilton, Ohio. The factory includes an engineering department, rigorous shock testing facility and a motorsports track. The track allows the engineers to tweak their designs in response to real world testing during development. The rigorous testing allows for designs to go through a machine simulated life of a shock absorber in all kinds of terrain conditions. The resulting products promise the highest in performance. Shop Bilstein Now