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which one: revtek spacer or billys set at 2.5?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dirt09, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Oct 21, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    dirt09

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    alright so this is my question, i just got an 06 tacoma access cab. its got a revtek 3" leveling kit on the front and a 1.5" lift in the back. So i just purchased some billsteins all the way around and was wondering if i shld keep the billys at stock and keep the spacer up front or forgo the spacer and set the height at 2.5"? i have searched and searched and cant find any opinions. I also have285s on it. Also im new to this forum and this is my first post and i wanted to say thanks for all the great info!!!
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  2. Oct 21, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    both compress the coils, but go for the bilstein's, you will have a better ride and the adjustability is great too
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    I just purchased my billy 5100's so I cant wait, Im torn about what setting though either 1.75 or 2.5 I want mine to be level.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    Billys every day and twice on Sundays...
     
  5. Oct 21, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    My thoughts exactly...
     
  6. Oct 21, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    Are your sure the Bilsteins pre-load or compress the springs? Every where I have read states otherwise...:confused:

    I thought that the springs sit on an adjustable platform from 0"-2.5" and it's the shock that extends down?
     
  7. Oct 21, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    It compresses the springs (pre loads) to give lift.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    it does adjust the coils, not the same that the spacers do, but they do compress the coils
     
  9. Oct 21, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    x2.....stay away from spacers if you can.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    If you think someday you'd like coilovers, get the Bilsteins. You can always use them later if you decide to upgrade to a coilover. With a spacer lift there is no reuse and you'd wind up buying new shocks as well.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    I see, I need to go back and read up on it then. The coils compress to some degree under the vehicles weight right? So are the bilsteins compressing them more?
     
  12. Oct 21, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Yes. The bilstiens pre load the spring, thus giving lift.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Everybody.....altogether now....theeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bilsteins pre load the spring, the bilsteins pre load the spring, hi-ho the dairy'o, the bilsteins pre load the spriiiiiinnnnngg.
     
  14. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    :Dok with that being said i happen to know of a guy selling an almost brand new set of revtek coil spacers for real cheap:) haha ok so im going with the billys set at 2.5 and ditch the spacer. you think my front end will be a ouch lower now? it just barely clears them 285s nicely now.
    thanks for all the responses
    Dirt09
     
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