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want smoother ride..shock help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mhenson327, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    mhenson327

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    I have a 2011 dc tacoma 4x4 with 3 inch spacer lift running stock billys.the ride is pretty good just looking for a little more. I am going to keep the spacer lift forsure. I have researched and it seems the billy 5100s are where its at.my question is will they work well with stock springs? Will it improve ride quality that much? And what is a estimate cost for all 4? Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    get rid of the spacer lift :notsure:
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Just looking for shock upgrade....had the 5100s on my ranger and it was smooth
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    Ditch the spacers and get a real lift.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    thinkingman

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    Ditch the lift and run 5100's.

    I just got off the phone with technical support for Bilstein NA.
    I will be getting some soon.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Sorry keeping the spacers
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    no need to run 5100s and spacers.... 5100s give you lift. set em at 2.5 and ditch the spacers. you will love life
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    x2, use the 5100's for lift and lose that spacer before you break something. Best ride you could get in my opinion would be to replace shocks and coils but that obviously costs a lot of money. If you're already considering buying 5100's, there's really no need for those ride-hindering spacers.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    The spacers are whats making you want a smoother ride...
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    So I got a question, I have the 4x4 reg cab with a three inch spacer lift, I am going to put 884s and Ted bilsteins, will the ride be like night and day compared to the base model shocks and springs with spacers that I have right now?
     
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  11. Oct 26, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    I was just told by an off road shop that the Toyota TRD Billies are valved exactly the same as the 5100s. the only thing the 5100s give you are:

    1. ability to lift up to 2.5
    2. longer shock to accommodate longer travel.

    So going back to the reason why you posted originally, not sure 5100s will give you a smoother ride set at 0 and have heard you will definitely not get a smoother ride if you lift them since you are pre-loading the spring.

    If this is not accurate, I welcome all corrections. I am sure many will.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    interested in the answers to that^^ i dont think its right..
     
  13. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    I thoughts so too but it was also two different guys on two different occasions (same day) from the same store.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    I have a inch block in the back i want to make sure and keep it even...need more input if it will ne smoother or not
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    5100's are not the same as the stock TRD billies, your dealership is misinformed. Put a set on your truck and you'll very quickly realize they are valved differently. The fronts can provide up to 2.5" of lift by preloading the stock coil. The rears do NOT have longer travel. Your stock shocks will support a small lift as will the 5100's. If you start pushing 2" of rear lift and flex out the rear leaf pack, you'll top out the 5100's and possible break them.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    This is was I thought as well. It wasn't a dealer it was 4WPs.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 at 12:11 AM
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  19. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    can't personally speak about front spacers, i have OME 886's and 5100's, (fantastic ride IMO), but i have a 2" block in the rear with stock shocks and its SHIT compared to the front, get some rear OME shocks for your blocks, thats what I'm gonna do so i get my ride back and my personal safety, (stock SR5 shocks extended an extra 2" all the time= BAD JUJU). and as the other guys said, the reason for your stiff ride is BECAUSE of your current lift, people aren't gonna tell you what you want to hear, ditch that spacer lift up front, keep the stock coils and jack up those 5100's to 2.5"!:thumbsup:
     
  20. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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