Originally Posted by m3bassman
I'll keep it short Monte. You wouldn't be upgrading your suspension again if it was done "right" whatever that means. The billies won't give any more travel over oem on the front. My shocks have no leaks. I also have progressive rate coils so they are super squishy at low speeds but pretty good at speed still. And ride quality is such a subjective thing. It is a pickup on e rated mud terrains. It isn't a Cadillac. I did say Monte it isn't the best option but is it bad? No, it isn't. Is it fragile? Well you have seen my pictures of Ben right?
It was too right. The Toyotech Eibach coils are designed for the 5100s. They work perfectly with them for the ammount of travel they provide. And yes they do give more travel then stock shocks. They are longer..thus more travel. Not a HUGE improvement in travel like MidT or LT. But still better then stock.
I will agree that the OP 1/4'' top plate spacer isn't going to hurt anything. But I would never go higher then that personally.
And Ben totally fucked up his truck at Moab. The CV breaking wasn't in part to the spacers..but i am pretty sure that the way he abused it and the spacers is why his alignment went to shit.
Either way..upgrading a shock is way better then putting a spacer on..EVERY time. Putting a better part on the truck is always the right way. A spacer is not a better part. Its jeopardizes other parts of the truck more then a 5100 will ever do. Thats why its right.