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5100 Purchase

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ccurtis0805, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Jul 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    ccurtis0805

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    Just ordered the billy 5100s for all four corners. Stoked!

    Question 1: kind of dumb to ask now (always been trigger happy), but if I were to want to do a 3" lift down the road will I be able to use the 5100s.

    Question 2: will I be sacrificing ride quality if I set the fronts at 1.75? 1.75 is the setting to level out the truck, right?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    yes
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    yes from my understanding but not sure how much or if its measurable.

    if you did your 3" lift you would need to set your 5100's at 0. you also would need a source of lift in the rear.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    I'm looking to buy the 5100's for my 2007 4x4 double cab sport. If you don't mind me asking, where is the best place to buy them from, and how much did you pay for them?
     
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    No it can be. I just used it today. Came out to 175
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    edit im a derp
     
  8. Jul 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    Just got the UPS text message that my billies have arrived! :bananadance::woot::goingcrazy:
     
  9. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Mine will be here tomorrow! Can you adjust the settin on the 5100s without takin them all the way back off?
     
  10. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    you can adjust before install, but not while they have a spring on them.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Nope its a ring around the piston that has to be moved. Springs have to be decompressed and removed. Far more adjustable than new shocks though :D
     
  12. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    Haha well dang. I'm just worried if I set them at 2.5 inches I'm not gonna like the way my truck looks with only 265/75/16s
     
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    1. buy bigger tires.
    2. remove and set it at a lower setting.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Well Ill have to wait a little but before I get new tires. I can't justify buyin new ones when my bfgs still have goo tread
     
  15. Jul 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    The bigger issue is whether or not you can get it aligned right at 2.5". I could not.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2012 at 4:11 AM
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    So, I took out the shocks to inspect and prepare for my install. Is there a special tool that is needed to adjust the shocks to the different lengths (.85, 1.75) or does that piece just slide down, turn, and set in place?
     
  17. Jul 18, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    Mine are supposed to be at my house by 12. I've been wondering the same thing. Also I wanna put mine on tonight but because of work I won't be able to get an alignment till Saturday. Will I be fine to drive on it till then?
     
  18. Jul 18, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    yesh
     
  19. Jul 18, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    It just snaps into whatever height you want. No tools needed for that part.

    Make sure you don't install the spring perch upside down, it's very common. If installed correctly, the perch should look like a bell shape.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    Thanks! Is there any problem running the 5100s with the stock sr5 coils?
     
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