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2011 Pre-Runner Lift Results with Billies

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by togles, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    togles

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    Billies @2.5 in front only.
    Hi all,

    Thought I would share, I am pretty happy with my results.

    I bought the Billies for the front only from Down South Motorsports for $180.
    Installed using stock springs set at 2.5 with alignment for $250.
    Nothing done to rear.
    Just got new wheels 17*8.5 with 4.5 inch backspacing and Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/70/17, $1500 from Discount tire.
    Some minor cutting required in front that Discount Tire did for me, I still have some rubbing when backing up while turning so maybe some more trimming required.

    The alignment is "to spec" or within spec they say, but they told me that it was the best they could do. I have seen people mention that setting the billies at 2.5 will lead to alignment issues, so I guess this is what they mean? Also I see that people state that if you do set the billies at 2.5 that you can fix the alignment issues by installing new UCA's. Is this correct? Anyone have any experience with this and install UCA's after and then the alignment issue is resolved? What are the other advantages if any for aftermarket UCA's?

    Thanks,

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  2. Jan 25, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, TRD 1st gen CAI.
    Nice, dude!

    ...and yes, UCA's will better your alignment.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

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    Bilsteins at 2.5 stock coils up front,tsb springs rear with 5100s,fog light any time mod, 265/70/16 Yokohama geolanders.
    Looks good. I have the same lift setup but I have lr uca's. Alignment is perfect.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    TacoTimmy

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    I heard that the trd trucks can ride pretty stiff at the 2.5 setting, any feedack on this?
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    togles

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    Billies @2.5 in front only.
    I like the ride, but yes, a lot different(stiffer) than stock.
     
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