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Whats the most comfortable ride when leveling truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Hockeydad, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Hockeydad

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    Does anyone know which way is the smoothest ride bilstein 5100s with stock springs or eibach or ome 1.5 lift springs with stock bilsteins.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Probably Billys and stock springs with the Billys set on the lowest setting.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    But that will only lift it .8" im trying to get 1.5" to level the truck.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    Im sorry i was replying to whippersnappers reply but thanks for the info everyone.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Thanks Idaho but i just want to level truck not lift rear too.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    The rear billies provide no lift
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Wolfpack are your 5100s set at .8 or 1.75
     
  9. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    Well, I dont have personal experience w/ either setup, but, I would imagine that a compressed progressive spring has the chance of being stiffer than a linear spring (uncompressed) depending on the linear spring's rate. Additionally, it would depend on the amount you're compressing the stock springs since the more you compress a progressive rate spring, the stiffer it gets (duh). SO, if you compress the stock springs past what the linears are rated at, the stockers will be more unforgiving. Compress it less than the linears, and it'll be more plush over the small stuff, while harsher on the bigger hits.
    I know that doesnt narrow down the answer, but imo, too many variables.
     
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