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Bilstein levelling shocks w/lift coil springs done

Hi there folks, just thought id share my latest mod to the d40 4x4, or navara as its known on this side of the pacific

I got some bilstein 5100 levelling shocks from greg at PRG and fitted them with 1.5in HD lift springs instead of the original springs. The results were rather unexpected but very interesting and welcome none the less so i thought id share this as i know you will be interested in this.

I used the 2nd from the bottom ring on the shock body to mount the spring cup which is supposed to result in 0.5 inches of suspension lift over OEM with stock springs. I figured with 1.5in lift springs i would end up around 2inchs overall but for some reason i got about 3inches overall. The reason this is interesting is that i now have 3inches of front suspension lift with NO COIL BUCKET CONTACT due to the levelling shocks not increasing the suspension droop like a spacer setup does.

Even more interesting, is that ive only used the second from bottom ring on the shocks so there is another 3 notches above this that could provide even further lift however i will not be trying this as im already having wheel alignment problems even with the cam bolts i have.

Bang for buck, the bilstein shocks with lifted coil springs is hard to beat IMHO, much better option than spacers. The ride quality is better than standard, not what id call brilliant but still a noticeable improvement for everyday off roading. Anyone else done this?
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looked at both options separate but never thought of putting them together, very nice

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Hi there folks, just thought id share my latest mod to the d40 4x4, or navara as its known on this side of the pacific

I got some bilstein 5100 levelling shocks from greg at PRG and fitted them with 1.5in HD lift springs instead of the original springs. The results were rather unexpected but very interesting and welcome none the less so i thought id share this as i know you will be interested in this.

I used the 2nd from the bottom ring on the shock body to mount the spring cup which is supposed to result in 0.5 inches of suspension lift over OEM with stock springs. I figured with 1.5in lift springs i would end up around 2inchs overall but for some reason i got about 3inches overall. The reason this is interesting is that i now have 3inches of front suspension lift with NO COIL BUCKET CONTACT due to the levelling shocks not increasing the suspension droop like a spacer setup does.

Even more interesting, is that ive only used the second from bottom ring on the shocks so there is another 3 notches above this that could provide even further lift however i will not be trying this as im already having wheel alignment problems even with the cam bolts i have.

Bang for buck, the bilstein shocks with lifted coil springs is hard to beat IMHO, much better option than spacers. The ride quality is better than standard, not what id call brilliant but still a noticeable improvement for everyday off roading. Anyone else done this?


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I have to agree w/ the OP. Mine are set to .5" w/ OME608 HD Coils and picked up 3"...

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Also how much did this cost?
~$360 depending on which coils and where you get your shocks...



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i was just about to ask if anyone had done this with the ome coils

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I have to agree w/ the OP. Mine are set to .5" w/ OME608 HD Coils and picked up 3"...



~$360 depending on which coils and where you get your shocks...


Wow, that's a great price! Now that price is just for the front coils? And where did you get them?



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the ome coils are 150 for a pair and you can get the adjustable bils for 200 a pair on shock warehouse

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the more i look into this the more i like the sound of it, sure you can do some icon, king, or radflos up front with an aftermarket uca and gain a little more down travel but for the wheeling i do this is sounding like the perfect set up for the front and then possibly the ome md leaf pack for the rear for 200 and a set of 5125 bils set up for 2-4 in of lift from prg for 190 plus the ac shackles i already have laying around should give me up to 3in lift up front and 2.5-3 in the rear for a total of around 750 ish. i'm really liking that price especially since its made up of all quality products

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the ome coils are 150 for a pair and you can get the adjustable bils for 200 a pair on shock warehouse
So you need to get both??? Dont the adjustable bils come with coil springs on them already?



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So you need to get both??? Dont the adjustable bils come with coil springs on them already?
nope, just the strut and normally what you would do is put your stock coils from the factory struts on the bils.

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