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5100??? confused about install

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bwhit, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. bwhit

    bwhit [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at coil overs for the front end and ran into some confusion. The Hoe's came as a unit with the spring coilover around the shock. When I looked at the Bilstein's 5100 there was no coilover. Can you use the billys on the front with the stock coils???
     
  2. dtrujillo63

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    5100s are just adjustable shocks, not coilovers. To my knowledge, they are best paired up with the stock coils. I would say the majority of people here run them with the stock coils, including myself.
     
  3. MonkeyProof

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    yes, i have the stock coils on mine with no problem and so do many others as well
     
  4. MyTaco

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    Yes use them with stock coils. i hear the 1.75 setting evens out the truck but I have mine at 2.5 so the front is a bit higher.
     
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    im a little confused. can i still use my 3 inch spacers in the front with the 5100s?
     
  6. MyTaco

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    Only if you put the Billy's on the lowest setting,,,stock height.
     
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    I would just get rid of the spacers and adjust the 5100s to the highest setting which will give you 2.5" of lift. They will preform far better then spacers.
     
  8. seancanterbury

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    would it be level? i have the add-a-leafs in the back
     
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    Pretty close I think if set on 2.5
     
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    well when i run across 250 bucks that'll be the next thing i get. :p
     
  11. bwhit

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    I just posted this thing and got nine reply's. This site ROCKS! Just found the billys with the coil over kit....$799 any advantages to that as opposed to the stock coils???
     
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    ToyTech coil over is adjustable,This uses Eibach springs which are 2" longer.Maintain same lift w/less preload.
     
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    Got a link to that "coil over kit"?
     
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    The rear will sit a little higher. This is my truck setup at 2.5" up front with 2" AALs in the rear.

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    looks like the perfect lift.... I have the TSB done in the rear how do you think that compares to your AAL???
     
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    Damn I'm jealous, that is exactly the look I'm going for... thinking about toyo m/t 265/70/17's
     
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    I actually just removed the AALs and got the TSB done today. I think it sits perfectly leveled, but the springs still need to break in.

    The truck drives 10000x better now with the TSB as oppose the AALs.
     
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    do they still sell those countersteer wheels.. I couldn't find them on the website???
     
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