Originally Posted by Jpf8653
So skip going with the adjustable shocks and later gettin the coils. Just save and get a good coilover package would be my best route?
If you plan to off-road quite a bit, then yes, save for the set-up and do it right the first time rather than settle for something less for now and spend more later...
If you do mild off-roading and want a great ride both off and on the street AND willing to dish out the money, yes save and get the coilovers.
If you don't mind the slightly stiffer ride and want to save on the cash get the Billys.
Quite honestly, you can't go wrong with either set-up. Ultimately it's all based on what intentions you have with your truck.
The Billy's will ride better than your Spacer lift now...if you don't mind too much how stiff your ride is at this time, then the Billy's should be more than enough for you.
Originally Posted by tacotown73
I don't have a lift (yet), but I have been doing a fair amount of research on them lately. This is strictly my observation, but ICON and Fox seem to be built for trucks that see a lot of off road time. They are rebuildable shocks that require rebuilds every 12-24 months (depending on driving style). I've seen rebuild prices at $60 per shock or $240 for all four every two years (I don't know if this is an average price or if it's high or low... just some numbers I've seen). The Toytec
coilover setup comes with the 5100's, which are maintenance free shocks (non-rebuildable) and I'm speculating that you can get six plus years out of them (depending on driving style).
If you see a lot of off road time Fox and ICON seem to be a better route and will perform better in the off road environment. If you don't see much off road time then, I'm thinking the Toytec setup is a better way to go from a cost perspective.
Again this is just my observation and my two cents.
I definitely agree with you, but again like you mentioned, this is fully dependent on how the shocks are used. For example, my STi track car with custom valved KW coilovers don't need rebuilding for 2-3 years with my track use. I'm sure if I didn't track as much, I woundn't have to rebuild too often.
Rebuilding is fairly cheap and if the set-up lasts at least 2 years, IMO they are worth it...but definitely something to consider.
Thanks for the input!!