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billy 5100s

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by taco man31, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Oct 16, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    taco man31

    taco man31 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thinking about possibly doing a lift. Just Wondering if i go with the 5100s for the front if i will need to do anything to the rear?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Ombligo

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    The front billies just level out the truck. The rear needs aal or something else like a block. But from what I understand, you also need to change the rear shocks to allow the rear lift. I'm about to lift my truck and have been researching options for the last three months
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    08pretaco

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    depends on what lift height you want to go to with the 5100? if you stick with .85" setting you will be fine but anything above that you might want to either consider and aal in the rear or go to toyota and get the rear tsb aal. that will give you what 1-1.5" rear lift then you can set the front billys at the second notch and be happy with that also.

    are you getting the billys for their lift, ride, bigger tires?
     
  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    dirtytaco2010

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    custom badging, Black Badges, tint, General AT/2's, nerf bars black, ultra-gauge,toytec AAL, removed mud flaps, Bilstein 5100's @ 2.75, AFE pro dry s air fliter, spidertrax, black rock 17'' wheels
    i did 2.5 with 1.5 AAL looks really good...taco man what are your side bars called? Ive been tying to find out all day and cant... are they welded to the frame...sorry to chime in on your thread
     
  5. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    they look like nfab but i might be wrong
     
  6. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    Did you have any issues with alignment doing 2.5? What about the rear, any vibes, carriage bearing issues? I hear a lot of people stating after long term with 2.5 they have issues.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    dirtytaco2010

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    custom badging, Black Badges, tint, General AT/2's, nerf bars black, ultra-gauge,toytec AAL, removed mud flaps, Bilstein 5100's @ 2.75, AFE pro dry s air fliter, spidertrax, black rock 17'' wheels
    ya just googled it looks like they attach to the frame...they look sick though...took off my nerf's cuz they sat low now my GF is all pissed she has to jump in...these look rad
     
  8. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    i have had no problems at all...no alignment issues. no rear vibes or squeeks only thing is i think i broke 2 tire pressure sensors cuz my warning lights keep coming on haha youll need 2 people though to install
     
  9. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    haha my mom, dad, GF and anyone else complains about getting into my truck even with the sliders. The sliders are closer to the body making it harder to use them as a side step. But i tell them, if you want to drive we can take your car....they deal with it lol
     
  10. Oct 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    I been thinking about the billys for the lift. Seem like it will be one of the easier ways to lift it.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    Those bars are made by nfab. They are polished aluminum and they say they will never rust. I have not updated my pic in a while, they are now line-x in black. They were just way to slippery before. The line-x added a nice traction to them and they look better in black now
     
  12. Oct 17, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    dirtytaco2010, do you have a pic of your truck with the aal and billys?
     
  13. Oct 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    michaelg589

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    how bout them pics??? :)
     
  14. Oct 22, 2010 at 2:19 AM
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    billy billy billy grrrr it's Bilstein, Bilsteins and no there's nothing Billy about them.

    ok i feel better now :D
     
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    What is AAL andTSB mean?
     
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    Add a leaf and technical service bulletin.
     
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    ? What about the tsb?
     
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