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5100's vs stock billy's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BSP4x4, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    so I have been doing a lot of research on what to use for a front lift, and you all have been very patient with all my questions (thanks)!!

    Besides the adjustable part, what makes 5100's better then the blue/yellow stock billy's?

    I hear soo many people say they are better, and I asked a local 4x4 shop...they said that they are virtually the same strut and valving? besides being adjustable...is this true...and for all who feel like posting "the 5100's are better" please point me in the direction of some specs that actually prove that?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    x2. Seems like i hear this all the time but not once have i seen anything to prove it
     
  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    also mixed results from using them as a lift with stock coils.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    They ride different to me the 5100's were a huge upgrade and would recommend them to anyone!
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    I really trust the shop i went to...and they have no reason for feeding me a line...

    I do however know that i always here "5100 are better, etc ect)

    Could it be people just want to justify their purchase?

    (don't get me wrong...i know they are better because you can get some lift out of them) but do they actually perfrom better? and if so...what is different in the 5100's than in the stock billys?
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    The 5100s have stiffer damping so when you preload the coil or use a lift coil they will be able to handle the load of the coil better not feeling as bouncy. So they will give you more control when you are running a stiffer setup.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    I was also under the impression that they are in fact a beefier shock too. More girth, more liquid, so they don't fade as fast.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Correct. They are larger in diameter, and have better dampening rates.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    Hurray! I'm not an idiot!
     
  10. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    No. Your still an idiot. Even the Sun shines on a Dogs ass sometimes. :p
     
  11. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Don't make me point my boss in your direction when you get injured again. She'll try to start an IV in your dink while splinting your hand to your ass.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Im sorry!!! PLEASE dont do that to me.....:(
     
  13. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    No, you haven't incurred my wrath that much as yet. We shall wait and see.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Didnt you threaten to Boner Punch me a while back??.....Would your Boss be treating me for that injury?
     
  15. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    I wouldn't recommend it. I stick with the pain and shame of having been boner punched than have her treat it.
    Her doing EMS is the equivalent of my first oil change. Except she'd still be under the impression that everything went fucking swimmingly.
     
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