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Another thread with Billy 5100 questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Holyfather, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    Holyfather

    Holyfather [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've decided I'm going to put Bilstein 5100s on my 2011 TX Pro to lift and level it out. I'm thinking 1.75" in the front and 0.85" in the rear. I just had a couple questions about them.

    1) Can I reuse my factory springs or do I need new ones? I've read things that go both ways. If I can reuse them, is the ride going to be really stiff or is it bearable? If I cant reuse them what do you guys recommend I get?

    2) I've read a lot of posts about people adding an extra leaf spring in the rear. Can I raise the rear up with just a 5100 or do I need to add a leaf to bring it up? If I need to add a leaf what do you guys recommend?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    johnnym

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    You can use your factory coil at 1.75 the ride isn't that stiff
    The rear 5100 is just a shock no adjustment . You need a aal or new leaf pack to lift the rear
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    pudge151

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    the 5100 can not lift the rear, you need an add a leaf, air bag, block or new leafs
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    Holyfather

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    Ya that's kinda what I was thinkin. Thanks
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    comajoe

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    toytec, its cheap and it boosts yer payload, it gives about 1.75 of lift.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    hard2kill

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    ...315's,2in bora wheel spacers,safari snorkel,wheel spacers,bruteforcefab rear bumper and sliders,afe filter,hi-lift jack,5100 with OME 886 & 1/2in spacer,allpro expo's,icon 10in rear shox,flip kit,ss brake lines,cobra cb,fog light mod,yellow fogs,weathertech mats,fullsize spare tire and extra sport rim,tinted windows,aeroturbine 2525 muffler dumped over axle...rear diff breather mod...removed factory spare...removed 2nd air filter...THULE roof rack and fairing....bud builts front to back,allpoo front bumper,BAMF lca skids,overland Offroad roof and bed racks,
    i have 1.5in toytec lift blocks that worked great for me...20 bucks plus shipping if you want
     
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