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Billie install tomorrow... (front) .85 or 1.75?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by floridaoccifer, Mar 18, 2012.

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Which setting?

Poll closed Apr 17, 2012.
  1. 0.85" Just a lil

    20 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. 1.75" Looks better

    86 vote(s)
    81.1%
  1. Mar 18, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    floridaoccifer

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    I am taking the DC for a front billie install tomorrow morning and for the life of me I can't fully decide if I want them set at .85 or 1.75... I have already ruled out 2.5 because my 2008 was there and I needed to put a 1" block in the rear just to make it sit without nose up (to each their own but I don't like it).

    Any thoughts? I have searched damn near everywhere and can only find the .85 setting with aftermarket coils (I am keeping the stock TRD coils).

    Please feel free to weigh in...

    Thanks


    UPDATE July 8th, 2012

    After dealing with a "bro lean" rake when hauling ANYTHING (billies at 1.75") I decided to add a 1" block to the rear. With the Billies at 1.75" the truck was completely level UNLOADED but if there was ANY weight in the back the truck was nose high.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    Superdavert

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    From what I've seen, .85 will get you close to level without needing anything in the back. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    floridaoccifer

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    That is what I was thinking (visually anyways)

    I measured from floor to fender and have

    35" front
    37.5" rear

    With those I know 1.75 would get me close to even numbers but all the taco's I have seen with even number end up looking "nose" up again... Just wish it wasn't so difficult to see both on my setup...

    Thanks
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    1.75" up front and put a 1.5" AAL in the rear. This will prevent the nose up look and give you a better handling vehicle.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    90YotaPU

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    I had mine at .85 and about a month ago raised them up to 1.75. Like the 1.75 better.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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  7. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    floridaoccifer

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    :bananadance:
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    Any .85 or 1.75 pictures?

    or even measurements on how you sit now?
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    my vote is for 1.75 of you don't plan on doing anything for the rear.

    1.75 makes my reg cab level sure it will make the dbl cab sit little lower since its heavier

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    floridaoccifer

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    Thank you, now that is the type of input I was hoping for!
     
  11. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    1.75..I had to run aal when I set mine to 2.5
     
  12. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    I was at 2.5 for a little bit and I was nose high. I think now I'm within a 1/4" at 1.75
     
  13. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    no problem glad i can help, i think 1.75 is best setting, 1.5 dosent loook level and 2.5 is way too high
     
  14. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    I am at 1.75 with the rear TSB leafs. Still lower in the front. But it looks close to level. I think a stock rear and the 1.75 setting would be perfect, but I bet you will be a little nose high if you hauled a heavier load or trailer set up at times.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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    Would you be able to take a center hub to fender rear measurement?

    Just curious because the truck I just purchased has a 4 pack in the rear. My 2008 went from a 3 pack to 4 after I had the TSB done...

    Thanks
     
  16. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    5100s all around....front set at 1.75. Rear leaf TSB.
    Bills at 1.75 up front......rear tsb (4 pack). Stock coils, stock uca, stock 265/65/17

    Hope it helps.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    [​IMG]

    David
     
  18. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    My 2010 DCLB has the rear leaf spring TSB and then installed Billies all around with Eibach coils up front. The Eibachs are supposed to give you 1.6" lift so I set my Billies at 0" with a 1/4" spacer on the drivers side. This spring I will be resetting the shocks to 1.75. When people say the suspension will settle, that's no joke, I was supprised just how much. So if you look a bit nose high immediately after the lift, she will come down a bit.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    floridaoccifer

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    Thank you


    Now these are the replies I needed!

    It appears the 1.75 is the option to go with
     
  20. Mar 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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