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5100s as a leveling kit.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by CollegeTacoma, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    Would just ordering 5100s up front on stock coils and stock rear act as a leveling kit set at 1.75?

    Would I run into problems doing this?
     
  2. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Dude your in college; you should be better at research than this. Look at the suggested threads at the bottom of the page. Just make sure that you are looking at 1st gen stuff...
     
  3. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks for the flame
    . Hard to do when search function doesn't work well on iPhone at work.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    I was slightly nose-high with 1.75 up front and stock rear
     
  5. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    In that kind of mood today...search works ok on a phone if you use one of the apps.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    Do it! Thats what im doing, and i just got my 5100's the other day and saw pics, im doing 5100's all around and setting it at 1.75 in the front, the front will still be a 1/4 inch lower than the rear because the stock ride height is 20 inches for the front and 22 for the rear, the rear bilstiens wont change the rear ride height , it will stay at 22 inches and the front, when setting it at 1.75 will be 21.75, a 1/4 inch difference in the front, utilizing the 5100's is the most proper way to do a level on a tacoma
     
  7. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    Hope my post helps, and no u wont run into problems , the billys are designed to work.with you oem springs, but the only thing i.was told ud run into a problem.is if u are putting the billys on a trd offroad tacoma, because the trd offroad runs a progressive front coil as opposed to the regular coil spring used on the base, sr5 and trd sport tacos, u want the normal spring when u use the 5100s because the progressive spring with the 5100s affects ride quality .. Hope this helps again
     
  8. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    There is no 1.75 setting on the 5100s for 1st gens
     
  9. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Ah, first gen. OP you should really put the year in your truck description under your name.

    The settings for first gens are 0, 1, and 2.5"
     
  10. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    Ohhh snapp, 1st gen lol xP and hey dude, why did your 2nd gen sit high on 1.75?? I dont thin it should have, did u have 5100's all.around?? Or just in the front??
     
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    It depends where you measure from. I put a level on the frame and I was nose high, barely.

    You can't measure hub to fender to judge levelness because the rear fenders are cut slightly higher than the fronts IIRC.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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  13. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    But u couldnt tell just buy standing back and looking at it could u?? And did u have the 5100 shocks all around??.front and back??
     
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    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacoadjbils.htm
     
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    I could definately tell standing back and looking at it. But I'm picky.

    Many of the "leveled" trucks on here look nose-high to me.
     
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    @ everyone else Thanks for the help guys. Sorry for the confusion on my description it says 99 if you click it. My main question was just rather the rear bilsteins were needed if I was just goin to level and run a 32 inch tire. Thanks for all I you who were helpful.

    @ green, dude just don't flame man it's so much easier to just ignore me haha it takes away from the thread and puts us off topic.

    Sorry for the twitter reply. Again hard to multi quote with such a small screen
     
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    Meh, tis only 250 thousandths of an inch. Here here!! :cheers:
     
  20. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Haha yea I could confirm if I order them lol. Is down south done with 1st gen Billy's? There out of stock, the coupon is running out an I need to order!!
     
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