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Old 10-15-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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Just installed my new lift!

So I got rid of my spacer lift last night and went to a suspension lift. I put on OME 885s and Bilstein 5100s set to 0.85 up front and a 2" Toytec AAL and Bilstein 5100s in the rear. We measured and with the new set up I have 3.5" in the rear and 3.35" in the front. The ride difference is night and day. The new set up rides smooth! With my spacer lift I had wheel wobble from 45-50 and above 60. With the new set up I have absolutley no wobble (except what you could expect from 285/70R17 BFG KMs). I will post pics when my fiance gets home (the camera is in her purse).

Here are some pictures of the install. I will take pictures of how it sits when it gets back from getting the alignment (about 2 hours from now).

Andy and Ben working on the shocks and springs


5100 VS stock shock


Wheel well with no shock or spring


Front passenger side with new shock and spring installed.






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sounds nice
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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Uhhhh, I heard you are supposed to set the Billy's at 0" height!?!?! Thats what I was told. Many people told me that its bad if you set the Billy's an higher because the springs will do the lifting.
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The guy that helped me install it used to work for 4wheelparts and said that you can set them at 0.85 and not use the top plate spacer that comes with the kit from toytec. It equals out to the same height.
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Cant wait to see pics!
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The guy that helped me install it used to work for 4wheelparts and said that you can set them at 0.85 and not use the top plate spacer that comes with the kit from toytec. It equals out to the same height.
Oh okay got yah! Yeah that makes sense.
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Good work! Looks like the stock Bilie and the 5100 are at the same length at full extension. I wonder if they have the same amount of travel. Also at 3.35" of lift on stock UCA's I hope you're able to get it aligned within specs. Post a couple of profile pics too.
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Yep I got it alligned properly. I would suggest getting new UCAs if you have the money. I am saving for them now.
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Were you able to buy the Billies without a spring or did you have to buy the full coilovers, take them apart, and have an extra set of springs left over?
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Looks nice and level!
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It does not sit level. Once the rear settles it should sit level. The rear is 0.15 inches higher than the front.
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Yep I got it alligned properly. I would suggest getting new UCAs if you have the money. I am saving for them now.
So your alignment is back to spec? hmmmmm. Either way your tires will start wearing uneven so get the ucas soon if you dont want to sacrifice your tires.
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looks good! did a good job and nice pics
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Would this work with my set up? Remember I have stock rims.


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Replacement Ball-Joint Set: 145.00/pr

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