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Whats the difference??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Lentsnh, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Whats the difference between:

    Billy Preload Adjustable 5100

    Billy 5100 Series Performance

    Billy 5125 Series Performance

    and

    Billy 5150 Series Performance
     
  2. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    they are valved a little different i believe.........and they are different lengths for different setups.
     
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    the 5150 has a resi

    5125s come in "custom" travel lengths

    5100 adj. are for front only
     
  4. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    you should just bite the bullet and buy these
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    Should I just stick with the 5100?
     
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    Are those the 5150
     
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    do you wheel your truck often?
     
  8. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    NOOO those are like the 9300 Black Hawks
     
  9. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    this is a 5150
    [​IMG]
     
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    So like anything above 5100 is leaning towards a custom setup........ Custom crawler, mountain trails, etc.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    not necessarily...you'd be OK with 5125s...no need for 5150s...

    travel length is different in the 5125s
     
  12. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    But for what Im going to do I think I would be better with the 5100s. Because all I will really do is mild to low-mid trails. Nothing more.

    That is until I get enough money to get a real Crawler:D:cool:
     
  13. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    if you just drive your truck...maybe want to level it a bit....................5100's by themselves are fine. they are able to lift the front 2.5 inches.............the rear 5100's are non adjustable.

    i have 5100's all the way around on mine(with ome 881 coils up front....for a bit of lift), but they have stock settings too. they are a way better shock than the regular billys.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    5100s are manufactured to fit stock/lifted trucks and they already have specific shocks for different setups etc

    with the 5125 and 5150 you better know how long of a shock you need and what travel length you want
     
  15. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    OHHHHH ok I got what your saying... 5100 has a "set" lift or travel whereas the 5125 and 5150 have more of the custom travel
     
  16. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    yeah...you can get on bilsteins page and read about them further as i dont really know much more
     
  17. Mar 21, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    Well thats all I wanted to know...... Just to make sure There werent any more unnecessary choices
     
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