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Billies 5100 1.75 lift very happy

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by superbikedad, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Nov 29, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    superbikedad

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    Bilstein 5100's, 1.75 lift front, 1' block rear,265/70/16
    Finally did it. Installed Bilstien 5100's in all for corners.
    Set the fronts to 1.75 and installed 1" block in the rear
    on stock springs no tsb because truck is out of warranty.
    Tires are 265/70/16. Drives great.

    IMG00001[1].jpg
     
  2. Nov 29, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    MikeyD

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    looks good
     
  3. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    Rustyota

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    Does look great! Did you have any issues with alignment? I just installed the 5100s set to 1.75 and they say they can't get the caster back. Weird too that they got it for the right side but can't get it on the left, so it pulls left (suck!)

    again, looks great.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    superbikedad

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    I just installed the lift over the holiday weekend. Truck goes in Saturday for alignment. It drives pretty good now so hoping not to have any issues.
    I will post if there is an alignment problem. Hopefully you can get yours figured out.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Looks good. I'm wanting to go 1.75" with 265/75/16's when the factory BFG's wear out.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    Rustyota

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    I'd really love to find out how that goes. I'm not sure whether I've taken it to the wrong shop or if it really is a problem. It's frustrating. Worst part is that mine drove fine before they aligned it, now it drives like poop. Please let me know how it goes!!

    cheers
     
  7. Nov 30, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Go to a different alignment shop or go back and have them do it again. I got mine pretty close to ideal with 5100s at 1.75 with toytec 1/4" top plate spacers. Camber is close to 0* and caster is at 2.3/ 2.4. It took me going back and complaining a few times for them to put in the work to get it in spec. The first time the tec came up and started defending his work saying it was "in spec" according to the computer.

    Give them the exact alignment numbers you want or they will tend to do a "good enough" alignment. Then if you ask for them to hook it back up to the alignment rack they will tend to defend their work saying it is the lifts fault. Been through it at 3 different Firestones with the "lifetime alignment". Found a good shop and they will be the only ones doing it from now on.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Thanks. Yeah I want to go with a more aggressive look when I need new tires. But happy for now.:)
     
  9. Nov 30, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Hey thanks Mikey D. :D
     
  10. Nov 30, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    Yeah I agree with C-SLAK. I'd gp somewhere else. Seems like guys on here can get their trucks to align pretty well. I for sure will post after my alignment and let you know.
     
  11. Nov 30, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Looks good btw. Forgot to mention that in original post!
     
  12. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Looks great bud, congrats!
     
  13. Nov 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    Thanks a ton! I'm gonna go to another guy and see what happens. I feel like it ought to go--it's not that big of a lift. Thanks for the input, and any other is welcome. Superbikedad--I'm interested to hear how it goes with you!cheers all.
     
  14. Nov 30, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Hey by the way--I know I'm an idiot for having to ask this question, but I read that there is a difference in the springs between the R and L sides, which is which? I have a pink paint mark on one and a blue/gray paint mark on the other and I'm guessing this is what indicates which side is which, but I've gotten confused and don't know where they're supposed to be. Any help?
     
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