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billy 5100s question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Marioso, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Dec 27, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    Marioso

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    so if i buy the billy 1500...they can adjust to 2.5 inches? have any of you done this? and with that being said my truck will be 2.5 inches lifted in the front?
     
  2. Dec 27, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    the 5100s can. yes, and correct.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2008 at 1:56 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I had mine at that setting prior to the coilovers. It'll be 2.5" in the front.
    Before with TSB:
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    After:
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  4. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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    sooner02r1

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    Yes. Yes. And Yes. They are great shocks, adjustable height, and ride great. And they are extremely cheap. GET EM.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:40 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Thats how i role homie 2.5" im getting the conversion kit from toytec adjustable coilovers here i come.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2008 at 5:46 PM
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    the 5100's are good shocks. they're valved so that when you lift them they don't ride like shit. i have mine set on 1.85" and they ride better than stock with a little extra travel, but i wouldn't really recommend them if you do any serious wheeling. but if you see mostly pavement and you only wheel every now and then they're an excellent choice. that's just my two cents.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    I've got the 'steins set at 2.5". Rides remarkably better than stock even with it lifted. Get 'em.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    yea it looks like this![​IMG]
     
  9. Dec 29, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    Just put the 5100's on today with the Toytec adjustable coil kit, rides awesome, Right now its set to level my truck with the rear leaf TSB, I may go up to a full 3" tomorrow If I need the room for my new tires. So far I love the way it looks and rides.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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    city heights? haha
     
  11. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    so if i get those and adjust em to 2.5 i dont need the spacer i have now on my stock billys right
     
  12. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    North Park. Between University and El Cajon overlooking I-805.
     
  13. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    That's correct.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    haha it looked familiar to me too
     
  15. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    the nutty P's...northpark

    what if i put the spacer in? with the height at 2.5 would it fuck something up
     
  16. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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    youll need upper control arms. The alignment will be off
     
  17. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    x2 not only becuz of the alignment. if you don't it will bind the shit out of your stockers.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    Yes, yes and more yes. I am rolling on the 2.5" (maybe a tad more depending on how it sits) with the adjustable coil over conversion kit from ToyTec and I love it! The longer coils really make the ride very comfortable and as the others have mentioned don't forget the UCAs.

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    Sorry for being a picture whore
     
  19. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    Looks great. ^^^ So what did the whole thing run you? Billys,Uca's, and the Toytec kit? I have an 09 am I eligable for the rear tsb. Ive got an 09 taco dc 4wd v6 plain jane not the trd.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    You can't use the spacers with the Bilsteins set at 2.5. I think you can if you put them at stock height, but why? Save your pennies for the coilovers and UCAs.
     
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