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.