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Billy 5100's came today......

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by roggs01, May 6, 2009.

  1. May 6, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    roggs01

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    Hey, I've read all the posts regarding the 5100's and am still in the air in terms of which setting for the fronts. I have the rear TSB done already and am unsure if I should roll with the 1.75" or the 2.50" setting. Seems like the 2.50" settings are a little nose high, correct me if I wrong folks. Not sure if the 1.75" will be enough. Going for a level ride now and will upgrade my coils/UCAs later. If it weren't for this economy, I'd do it all at once. Any pics provided whould surely help. Thanks! :confused:
    Chris4X4 - hope you can provide me your 2 cents...
     
  2. May 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    1.75" should level it out nicely
     
  3. May 6, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Is that what you have
     
  4. May 6, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    getting there....
    go with 1.75..........ass end will settle a bit, and it'll be perfect. at 2.5, after it settles, you may be a tad higher in the front.
     
  5. May 6, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    I have it set at 1.75 W/ no TSB
    and thx for reminding me I have to get around to that haha
     
  6. May 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    What about setting it to 2.5" and then getting the Toytec AAL for TSB? will that sit level? (interested in mounting larger wheels/tires)
     
  7. May 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    getting there....
    that should work just fine. should be pretty damn level with the aal for the tsb springs.
     
  8. May 6, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    TSB was done over 6-months ago and the rear never settled and is still raised a bit. Debating doing the Toytec AAL but that is a 1.5" leaf.
     
  9. May 6, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    This is how she looks now... Notice the severe front rake....
    [​IMG]
     
  10. May 6, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Driveway is uphill.....look at wheels and gap w/fender
     
  11. May 6, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    i think you'd be happy with 1.75................you can always take them back off and set them to 25 if you dont like it the other way.
     
  12. May 6, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    1.75 for sure with tsb will level right out...doesn't 2.5 cause some vibrations or drifting
     
  13. May 6, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    Will any other parts be needed for these shocks? or is everything included. Purchased from Down South Motor Sports.... Sonny has awesome customer service.
     
  14. May 6, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    as far as i know.....everything you need should be included.
     
  15. May 6, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Thanks Tacomaman06.... Alway appreciate hearing what you and Chris have to say. Keep up all the good work. Still waiting for Chris to chime in.
     
  16. May 6, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    no problem buddy.....thats what we are here for.:)
     
  17. May 6, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    Sonny is an awesome guy, Great service.
    Everything you need is included. IIRC you'll get the washer the dirt gaurd sits on and the bushing for the top. I may be wrong but you'll have everything you need. are you planning to install yourself???
     
  18. May 6, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    As of now, a buddy at work is going to do it. I was kinda wondering if I need that 1/4" spacer for the drivers side.... Or is that only needed when I change the OEM springs?
     
  19. May 6, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    you're fine w/o it. The most popular spacer i've heard of people adding is to compensate for any sagging from OME springs. Keeping the stock springs you'll be fine. There is a trim packer you can put on one side to compensate for the "taco lean"
     
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    The drivers side is usually a 1/4 to 1 inch lower, so if that bothers you, you will need the spacer.
     
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