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Old 06-03-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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I Chose....Kings (warning big pics)

Did I choose wisely? Time will tell. So far, so good. Here's what I know/learned:

1. They were pretty easy to install. I went in from the front since I couldn't get them to clear the front drive shaft, meaning I disconnected the steering tie rod.

2. Definitely better ride quality than my Billy 5100s @ 1.75...most likely because of the preloaded stock coil w/ the Billys.

3. There is a vast amount of info out there, especially from shops, etc. -- best bet is to only go to TW for advice/info...thanks guys.

4. After install the resi hose contacted the UCA. Talked to a King tech who told me to whack it down closer to the coil with a rubber mallet -- it worked. I may upgrade UCAs in the future.



5. Despite all of the nay sayers, I was able to adjust them on truck quite easily...lubed up with breakfree w/tsp and made my own spanner since the one that came with the coils couldn't turn past the resi hose
Just a 5/16 allen hammered halfway into a galvanized nipple.


6. Coils were supposed to give 2-2.25 inches out of the box but only gave about 1.5. In my haste, I took measurements, but didn't write down exact #s. It was definitely less that my billys @1.75. I adjusted them to level with 4 extra turns on driver side, 2 on passenger (difference due to Taco lean). I am now about 37 1/2" to bottom of fender flare on both sides. Out back I am running Wheeler's 3 leaf pack w/tsb, no overload leaf. Truck sits level on 26570/17s.

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7. Alignment is in spec, although on the border for caster: see below for printout.

I hope this helps others out. I will post more as I enjoy them. Right now truck is at dealer for some CEL bullshit so I'll post more pics as I get them.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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chose very wisely!

king will be my choice!
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beautiful! making me jealous, man!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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You will learn from your mistake. Kings?

Should've gotten a Spacer Lift and done it right. . .
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You will learn from your mistake. Kings?

Should've gotten a Spacer Lift and done it right. . .

If I don't like them I'm takin them off and just doin a 3" body lift
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I got some stockers with spacers that im selling, ill trade you guys your kings for my spacer + cash, sound good? pm me!
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do they ride like butta?
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:54 PM   #11
wo ai ni bao bei ^_^
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damn dude 4 triple bypasses and some RR coilovers coming your way!!! ppffffff right....
damn ur going triples up front without even hucking your coil overs for a bit?
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:01 PM   #13
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for sure, thats sick....i've been on my king coils for 2+ years and I think i've had just enough seat time to go faster for longer and move to triples.
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