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Old 12-27-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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billy 5100s question

so if i buy the billy 1500...they can adjust to 2.5 inches? have any of you done this? and with that being said my truck will be 2.5 inches lifted in the front?
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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the 5100s can. yes, and correct.
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so if i buy the billy 1500...they can adjust to 2.5 inches? have any of you done this? and with that being said my truck will be 2.5 inches lifted in the front?
I had mine at that setting prior to the coilovers. It'll be 2.5" in the front.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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Yes. Yes. And Yes. They are great shocks, adjustable height, and ride great. And they are extremely cheap. GET EM.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:40 PM   #5
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Thats how i role homie 2.5" im getting the conversion kit from toytec adjustable coilovers here i come.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:46 PM   #6
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the 5100's are good shocks. they're valved so that when you lift them they don't ride like shit. i have mine set on 1.85" and they ride better than stock with a little extra travel, but i wouldn't really recommend them if you do any serious wheeling. but if you see mostly pavement and you only wheel every now and then they're an excellent choice. that's just my two cents.
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I've got the 'steins set at 2.5". Rides remarkably better than stock even with it lifted. Get 'em.
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Just put the 5100's on today with the Toytec adjustable coil kit, rides awesome, Right now its set to level my truck with the rear leaf TSB, I may go up to a full 3" tomorrow If I need the room for my new tires. So far I love the way it looks and rides.
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I had mine at that setting prior to the coilovers. It'll be 2.5" in the front.
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city heights? haha
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so if i get those and adjust em to 2.5 i dont need the spacer i have now on my stock billys right
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city heights? haha
North Park. Between University and El Cajon overlooking I-805.
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so if i get those and adjust em to 2.5 i dont need the spacer i have now on my stock billys right
That's correct.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:07 PM   #15
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the nutty P's...northpark

what if i put the spacer in? with the height at 2.5 would it fuck something up
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youll need upper control arms. The alignment will be off
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x2 not only becuz of the alignment. if you don't it will bind the shit out of your stockers.
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Looks great. ^^^ So what did the whole thing run you? Billys,Uca's, and the Toytec kit? I have an 09 am I eligable for the rear tsb. Ive got an 09 taco dc 4wd v6 plain jane not the trd.
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what if i put the spacer in? with the height at 2.5 would it fuck something up
You can't use the spacers with the Bilsteins set at 2.5. I think you can if you put them at stock height, but why? Save your pennies for the coilovers and UCAs.
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