Leveling Kit verses 5100 Series
I had a leveling kit on my FJ but I decided I wanted to install 34 inch tires on it. For a little more clearance I decided to give the Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks and Struts a try. I am extremely pleased with the result and product. It looks very nice on the FJ TRD and out performs the original TRD Bilstein shocks when I go off road. And the FJ looks nice with its higher stance and larger tires. Far easier to install than the leveling kit was and with greater lift.
Installed on a 04 Nissan Titan, and the change in ride quality was drastic. Much much better ride with these set at 50 PSI. Did raise the back of the truck a few inches, but worth it. Have not towed with these in place yet, but initial thoughts are that these are going to make a world of diffrence.