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Just installed my new lift!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by usnatclee, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. usnatclee

    usnatclee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I got rid of my spacer lift last night and went to a suspension lift. I put on OME 885s and Bilstein 5100s set to 0.85 up front and a 2" Toytec AAL and Bilstein 5100s in the rear. We measured and with the new set up I have 3.5" in the rear and 3.35" in the front. The ride difference is night and day. The new set up rides smooth! With my spacer lift I had wheel wobble from 45-50 and above 60. With the new set up I have absolutley no wobble (except what you could expect from 285/70R17 BFG KMs). I will post pics when my fiance gets home (the camera is in her purse).

    Here are some pictures of the install. I will take pictures of how it sits when it gets back from getting the alignment (about 2 hours from now).

    Andy and Ben working on the shocks and springs
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    5100 VS stock shock
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    Wheel well with no shock or spring
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    Front passenger side with new shock and spring installed.
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  2. Foster9091

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    sounds nice
    lets see it
     
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    Uhhhh, I heard you are supposed to set the Billy's at 0" height!?!?! Thats what I was told. Many people told me that its bad if you set the Billy's an higher because the springs will do the lifting.
     
  6. usnatclee

    usnatclee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The guy that helped me install it used to work for 4wheelparts and said that you can set them at 0.85 and not use the top plate spacer that comes with the kit from toytec. It equals out to the same height.
     
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    Cant wait to see pics!
     
  8. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Oh okay got yah! Yeah that makes sense.:cool:
     
  9. usnatclee

    usnatclee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    pics added!
     
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    Good work! Looks like the stock Bilie and the 5100 are at the same length at full extension. I wonder if they have the same amount of travel. Also at 3.35" of lift on stock UCA's I hope you're able to get it aligned within specs. Post a couple of profile pics too.
     
  11. usnatclee

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    Yep I got it alligned properly. I would suggest getting new UCAs if you have the money. I am saving for them now.
     
  12. usnatclee

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    New pics added.
     
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    Were you able to buy the Billies without a spring or did you have to buy the full coilovers, take them apart, and have an extra set of springs left over?
     
  14. usnatclee

    usnatclee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought the four 5100s seperate from everything else. If ya want I can link the places I got all my stuff.
     
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    Looks nice and level!
     
  16. usnatclee

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    It does not sit level. Once the rear settles it should sit level. The rear is 0.15 inches higher than the front.
     
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    So your alignment is back to spec? hmmmmm. Either way your tires will start wearing uneven so get the ucas soon if you dont want to sacrifice your tires.
     
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    looks good! did a good job and nice pics
     
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    Great pics! End result is sweet!:thumbsup:
     
  20. usnatclee

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    Would this work with my set up? Remember I have stock rims.


    Camburg "Ball-Joint" Upper Control Arm Set: 379.00/pr [​IMG]
    Replacement Ball-Joint Set: 145.00/pr [​IMG]
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    Looking to change out your upper control arms without hitting the bank account too hard? Camburg now offers a performance upper arm that utilizes the OEM type Toyota ball-joint. You re-use your factory ball joint or we have new premium aftermarket joints available. It gives many of the same benefits their uniball upper arms offer at a much lower cost. By building an upper arm to re-angle the ball-joint, you’re able to gain more wheel travel and keep the joint in its normal operating range. These arms also correct the suspension geometry by increasing much needed caster which improves handling and allows for a wider range of alignment adjustment. The tubular construction also gives you more tire & shock clearance compared to the stock stamped arm.
    Ball-Joint Arm Specs:
    - Tubular chromoly upper a-arms
    - Re-angled ball-joint to increase wheel travel over stock
    - Increase in positive caster geometry for better handling
    - Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings with thick inner sleeves
    - Uses factory ball-joints and hardware
    - Includes all necessary hardware
    - Stainless steel ABS line clamps
    - Powder coated gray finish

    Notes:
    These arms are designed to be used with stock unmodified spindles or Camburg performance lift spindles in conjunction with an approved 2"-3" lift bolt-in coilover. They were not designed to be used in conjunction with other suspension kits or spacer type kits.
    Maximum wheel backspacing = 4.50"
     
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