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new billies 5100 w tc uca- should i add eibachs 1.6 or keep stock coils?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TOY4JMEBOOZE, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Jan 11, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    TOY4JMEBOOZE

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    Hey there fellas. I've been reading a lot of posts and cannot find a good answer. I just purchased a set of billies 5100 front and rear, tc uca and will be installing this tuesday. My question is should i keep the stock trd sport springs or add eibach 1.6" springs? Its a 2012 dc sport 4x4. Also, with either setup, what is the highest i can go up front without affecting the cb boots, consider i am doing a (1/2") diff drop. This is my dd but need it to be functional off road. Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    NiceTaco

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    Depends on what you want to do here..

    5100/eibach @0 = 1.6" of lift
    5100/eibach @.85 = 2.5" of lift

    You should not exceed .85 setting on the 5100's with the eibachs according to toytec.

    5100 with stock springs most people recommend not going over 1.75 (3rd setting on the 5100) for ride comfort although you can do it. My opinion if you want 2.5 of lift than get the eibachs. If you only want around 2" than use the stock springs.

    Also a lot if people are against the diff drop on here it seems.. But than again a lot of people have them.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    TOY4JMEBOOZE

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    Getting the lift tomorrow. I've decided to keep the front at 1.75 with the stock springs for now. I'll see how it rides.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    Mr Salty

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    Q: why TC UCAs?
     
  5. Jan 15, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    Post some pics when your done..

    Yes the TC UCA'S are overkill for this setup atleast they will be on if and web he decides to go higher.... If you got the coin spend it..
     
  6. Jan 15, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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    Tc arms will help with alignment for people that have a 2-3 inches of lift
     
  7. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    They're beefier than stock, should keep the alignment specs ( even though it can be done with the stock ones). I had them on my tundra and was very happy with them.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    And when i have the savings to do a full 3" without overload, i will need them.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    If you plan to go to 3" then that makes sense. I ask the question because the uniballs are noisy as hell and not needed if only going to 1.75" with the 5100s. Performance wise in most cases they are overkill, a lot of folks buy them and rarely even push their trucks to constitute the need of uniballs.
     
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