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Toytec Bilstein 5100 coilovers questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by THROUGHITALLDUDE, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    so i bought some toytec coilovers with billy 5100's for a really good price thanks to Si. i wanted to ask for some insight on my upcoming lift etc. i having been seeing mixed feelings on these specific coilovers on TW and other forums granted i know that there is always mixed feelings on everything, lifts revolve around self preference. want i wanted to ask was "this is my first lift, i do not do very much offroading(i do offroad just not a ton) and this truck is my daily driver." what i want to make sure of most is that these will not ruin my trucks ride and that they will give me a 2.5-3inch lift without losing performance and not putting stress on anything." i originally was going to buy just billy 5100's and replace my OME one and from what i hear this coilovers are a better buy. i hear about some lifts causing shuttering but from what i saw that was the cause of rear end lifts and i may not lift my rear if i do i am going to possibly put blocks on it. what can i expect with these toytec coilovers i am just trying to figure this all out because this is my very first lift.

    ps. immediately after lift i plan to get the alignment done
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    your are going to need new UCA's to get a true alignment..if you are going to lift 2.5 or higher...
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    is that neccessary with any kind of lift or just coilovers
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    so if i lift my truck to about 2.5 with my coilovers will the truck prob get a good alignment
     
  6. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    It doesn't matter what brand lift you get if you go above 2.5'' you want (NEED) new UCA's in order to get your alignment done properly. From what I've read and personal experiences it has been hit and miss as to whether or not you need new UCA's when you are at 2.5". I've rode in a truck at 2.5'' with stock UCA's and it felt totally fine. A lot of it will have to do with how close your alignment guy can get it to spec.

    The only lifts I can think of that don't need new UCA's would be a drop bracket lift like fabtech/procomp or a spindle lift.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Well said. If your truck isn't a 4x4 and you have some money to spend I'd go with the spindle lift; it lifts the front 4" and it keeps the factory alignment. It's what I plan on doing to my truck. Just gotta save the $1k first :)
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    i did the ultimate toytec lift and i have NO shudder, shake. it actually rides better. i barely needed an alighnment. (got one of course). i dont think UCA's will help with a shudder. it actually happens from the rear.just my experience. yours maybe different..

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  9. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    what i wanted to ask also is how do all these different guys run 3inch spacer lifts with stock UCA and do not have problems?
     
  10. Jan 8, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    They may say its fine but is it?

    Dont be stingy on your 30k truck and lift it right.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    I have bilstein 5100s set at 2.5. I'll be at mod day tomorrow. You can drive my truck if you want. I'm anal. And I don't like my bilsteins. Ride is too harsh for me. To each their own though. I also neede new ucas. My alignment was way off. The truck wouldnt steer straight
     
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