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5100 on 2wd

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by curtis, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:09 AM
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    i want to raise the front of my truck so it is nose high or level. what should i set the billy 5100 to so i can achieve this. and what about wear and tear one the tires and bushings. also what about alignent and uca. thank you
     
  2. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:09 AM
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    what should i set them too 2.5 or 1.75??
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:58 AM
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    My 2010 4x4 TRD sport: Bilstein 5100's in the front set at 1.5" to level, TRD Supercharger, TRD Cat back, TRS retrofit, Satoshi grill, Redlinetuning hood struts, Socked ***SOLD***
    1.75 is pretty close to lvl

    Next setting up and it will look a little "baja'd" out unless you do an AAL in the rear.

    I have mine set to 1.75 and have had no adverse effects as far as wear and tear go.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    He has a first gen. The 5100s only have three settings: 0, 1.25", 2.5".
     
  5. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    2.5 for baja look? thats wat im doin then.what bout wear and tear at that height
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    What i said earlier is applies to second gen, sorry didnt notice you had a 2000 before. I'm not quite sure how 2.5 will look on the first gen. Dont know anything about wear n tear on them either sorry :(
     
  7. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Being 2wd, you have no worries about Cv angles. You can lift the truck easily to 3 inches without worries. :cool:
     
  8. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    I have a prerunnner as well and I used the bilstien 5100/eibach combo for 3" of lift and everything is fine...
    True. But you still have to be careful with the balljoint angles... we can't go to crazy... :p
     
  9. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    You only really need to worry about the ball joints if you have top plate spacers. That's because by lengthening the shock assembly itself, you are allowing the suspension to droop more than it was designed to.

    That's not the case with stiffer springs or coil spacers, because they lift by decreasing your available down travel on you shocks, but do not increase the total downward travel.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Right, with the Billies your just loosing downward travel.

    Op, I would recommend getting the 5100's over a spacer. You can run them at 2.5 for now and then later on add coils and whatever else you like to go that much taller.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    thank you every one. so billies at 2.5 it is with stock coilover and uca
     
  12. Jun 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    First I ever heard about different settings for the 1st gens than the 2nd gens. I considered buying the 5100's and setting them at 1.75, I guess I would have been a little surprised to find out they only had 3 settings as opposed to 4.

    Post pics when your done OP :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jun 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    Actualy I was wrong about the 1.25". The middle setting for the 1st gens is only 1". See the second pic from DSM's website.

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-1...pre-runner-4wd-front-pre-load-adjustable.html
     
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