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5100's or revtek?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rallsp12, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    rallsp12

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    i have an 08 4 wheel drive and am wanting to lift it 3 inches and it sit level. i want it for just looks since i dont do a lot of offroading. i have narrowed it down to these two:

    the revtek 3 inch suspension

    or all 4 5100 adjustable shocks with the front set to 2.5" and a 1" rear block to make it level.

    which one would u prefer?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    Bolt ons here and there
    most would say billys and so will i... i have em and love em
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    Billy 5100's... And instead of a block in the back, you'll get a better ride with an AAL.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. 5100's and a rear AAL.;)
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    im guessin yall mean the bilstein by billy haha? i dont know a whole lot about them
     
  6. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Let me see....1, 2, oh yea x3!
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    im pretty sure everysingle person will say 5100's over spacer

    i have a 5100's and aal and love em :)
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    how much does the rear aadd a leaf cost? and how will it make the back sit level with the front? and do i still need to buy all 4 shocks?
     
  9. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Didnt we discuss this in the last thread :confused:
     
  10. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    and yeah we did i just wanted to make sure about the shocks because i didnt know what to do about the back to make it level
     
  11. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    try to get the aal tsb... if not, you wont have a noticeable amount of lean... at least i didnt really notice any in mine
     
  12. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    Me and Chris4x4 both said aal.

    That man has 40k posts for a reason. ;)
     
  13. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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  14. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    what exactly do thos schocks do to the strut? does it do away with the stock strut or what?
     
  15. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Ummm anytime you put a different shock on, that would be replacing it.

    They preload the shock.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    I have the 5100's set at 1 3/4" and 1" blocks. My truck is level due to the capper shell i have. I am pretty happy with it, accept for real low cargo weight. I'm getting TSb next week hopefully this fixes it.

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  17. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Bilstein 5100 Series 2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner & 4WD Pre-Load Adjustable

    Bilstein 5100 Series Pre Load Adjustable Front shocks for a 2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 & 2wd TRD (Pre-Runner)

    Shocks are for 6 Lug vehicles Only!!!

    Front Shock Part #: BE5-C477-T0
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    Features: The Front Shocks have groves in the body so that you can set them to Stock Height or up to a 2.5" Lift.
    Shocks were designed to level out a stock truck from front to back.
    These are the Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks and they are a direct bolt on application.
    These shocks are made by Bilstein for "Race Car Dynamics" to there specifications.
    Zinc-plated shocks that install like factory replacement shocks and are designed to correct the factory rake.
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  18. Dec 6, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    i am also looking at getting bilstein 5100's and i was wondering, why are people suggesting to get a add-a-leaf?

    why do you need it, and what will the truck look like without the add-a-leaf?

    Thanks
     
  19. Dec 6, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    and to add to that...If I have the 4 leaf pack already on my truck do I need an AAL for the Billy set-up? Thanks guys
     
  20. Dec 6, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    It lifts the back of the truck... If you want the truck to be a bit nose high, then you won't need an AAL.
     
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