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Billys

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Killer Red Taco, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    I seen santa today, He looked alot like a she, and was driving a truck, a truck that looked alot like the UPS truck. Oh well who am I to judge, she left some goodies for me.

    Oh what is it? could it be my Billy 5100. But of course it was.
    [​IMG]

    Ok. now that I got them I need some pointers.
    1. do you guys run the rubber boots on them, I don't like them to much.
    2. I want to pick the front level should I go to the 3rd notch or the 4th. I think I like the 4th. But I could be blinded by love!
    3. what is the easiest way to install them, not scared of work, and I have plenty of oakie-ingenuity.
    4. anything I have over looked.

    I got them from Downsouth Motorsports over on ebay: http://stores.ebay.com/Downsouth-Motorsports He had the best price I could find, and free shipping .
     
  2. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Lave the rubber boots on. They protect the shock shaft from rocks and crap. If your gonna level, I think you want the 1.75" setting (3rd.). :)
     
  3. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    leave the boots on them, that way dust and crap dont end up hindering their performance, and you'll barely see the boots anyway. go with the 3rd notch.......set on the 4th, gonna be super stiff. rears are easy.....fronts, gotta remove the entire strut assy, use a pair of spring compressors, and swap the shocks like that. it may be easier for you to take the strut assy's somewhere to get them to swap them, but you can diy. after you are done.......go get an alignment. then you should be set.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Drive them and retorque.:)
     
  5. Sep 12, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    I got them on. Well I had them put on, I wimped out. I couldn't get the spring collapsed. But any way there on:
    [​IMG]
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    Before and after.
    and these are the crap that are suppose to be TRD Offroad:
    [​IMG]
    I think it looks great. Gotta save some coin to buy some sliders and tires. Or maybe a bumper and winch. So many mods and too little money. I need a sponsor any takers?
    My K&N will be in tomorrow.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2008 at 4:11 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    looks good man. hey....i need a sponsor too........any takers for that also??:D
     
  7. Sep 12, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Looks very good!
     
  8. Sep 12, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    I forgot to mention that I got a 1.75 inches of lift, I went from 34.75 to 36.5.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    good deal, and best thing is, you shouldnt need a diff drop. truck looks great man.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2008 at 10:37 AM
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    4x4x4trd

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    Have you had the TSB rear leafs done? Looks good. ;)
     
  11. Sep 13, 2008 at 11:15 AM
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    looks very good, I like it alot. That is what I want my tacoma to look like. How does it ride? I am sure it rides and handles better now. Looks good man
     
  12. Sep 13, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Looks good! :D
     
  13. Sep 13, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    No I have not had the rear spring tsb done, it is on the to do list.
    I put about 700lbs in the bed last night and drove around in my fields to get some wear marks on the frame.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    Thank you the comments guys!
     
  15. Sep 13, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    I like the alot better now, it is firmer, and I don't feel potholes.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    I was told by the dealer that a spacer lift was the best way to level a tacoma. After some help from TacoCo and seeing your truck with the Billys on it, I have made up my mind to get a set of billys asap. Thanks for your help. Everyone here is nice and really cool. Thank you all at tacoma world for being so cool. Eddie
     
  17. Sep 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    could i get away with putting some 33's under these or will i need to do alot of trimming? or does anybody have an advice, just want a lift for looks
     
  18. Sep 13, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    hey man....welcome to tw!!! if you are gonna get some 5100's.........get them from downsouthmotorsports on ebay. sonny is awesome to deal with, and you make a decent bid.......i bet he'll take it. just a heads up.........and they are cheaper there than any other place i have seen.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    yes you can run 33s with the 5100s (on top setting). minor trimming
     
  20. Sep 13, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Is it safe to run these at the top setting all the time?
     
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