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Which way to level?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Firefighter160, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Firefighter160

    Firefighter160 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright I got new wheels and tires (stock trd alloys with 265/75R16s) for my 04 4x4 and now I want to level it. I wanted 5100s but I really dont want to wait till mid-march to get them (unless you know of somewhere that has them in stock). What way should I go, dont want to spend over 300 on the front suspension and just want it level. Im really considering a set of OME springs I just don't want too much lift in the front. I do some off-roading during hunting season and beach cruisin in the summer but no bad trails or rock climbing. What do ya think?
     
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    OME makes some solid coils but I think the best way to level out a taco is with billy 5100s...

    Where all have you looked for the billys at???
     
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    Firefighter160 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know down south is out of stock but suspensionconnection.com may not be, I will definetly try getting in touch with them before I order.
     
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    Good luck man...but try to get em from Downsouth if ya can...they give us 2nd gen guys a discount on billy 5100s...not sure about 1st gen guys...I don't think they'll mind :)
     
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    here's that coupon code FWIW :eek:

    BIL0509....and the "0" are Zeros.......
     
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    on a first gen, you only need about 1 to 1.5 inch lift on the leveling kit...
     
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    So if I can't get the 5100s the OME 880 coils would level it right?
     
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    you could try topguncustomz.com
     
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    Yea I checked every where I can find now and all say the same, back order! I'm really looking into the OME coils now and I would pull the trigger on some 880s but I really dont want too much lift on the front, just leveled.
     
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    toytec got some 5100's.... i think
     
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    The OME coils are a great selection.
     
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    Alright got a set of OME 880s on the way, hopefully they work out Ill let everyone know...
     
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    Alright my OME 880s came today and I have a question.... If I put them on and immediately get an alignment won't the alignment get further off as the new springs settle?
     
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    you need to drive for a hundred miles before you get the alignment! to give the coils time to settle.
     
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    at least that's what i was told when i bought mine!
     
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    Okay good thats what I figured....
     
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    Got the OME 880's on yesterday and man what a difference! They gave me about 2 inches of lift(which Im sure will settle down a bit), they ride awesome and the truck handles 10x better. Now when the bilstein 5100s come in stock I will get those and hopefully will still be able to set them at 0 to sit level. I would recommend the OME's to everyone, they were easy to install too. Pics to come later....
     
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    Love the OMEs...

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    looks good bro!
     
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