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.
Outstanding Shocks & customer service! Easy to install.
These Fox 2.0 performance series coil overs, and their companion rear 2.0s replaced aged RadFlo 2.5s on my Trail Teams FJ. I also replaced my aged All Pro UCA with another All Pro. FJ's ride is better than new. This FJ is my daily driver, and my only off-road driving is to visit national parks. I don't go "wheeling" or "rock crawling" and this shock is all I ever needed. The RadFlo 2.5s were probably overkill, and the 2.0 is the sweet spot between performance and value. Highly recommend.
Hands down the World's best Shocks
I purchased my first set of Bilstein's in Germany,in 1971, for my 1971 2002ti.I have used nothing else since that time.The high pressure,mono tube design has no equal.This set is for my 2014 FJ Cruiser, which offers a Toyota proprietary Bilstein application as an option.Unfortunately my FJ came with a sub standard twintube ,low pressure Tokico(stock)application, which I wanted to remove immediately.In short,these are a wonderful upgrade.You don't need the 5100's!Great value and price!