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Old 05-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Rear DONE! Front tomorrow!

Is this ok to drive on for a day or two? Will I damage anything if I drive my truck when needed even though I have the rear lift installed but the front suspension still stock?

Here is what I put for the rear suspension:

New OME/ DAKAR leaf springs, along w/ bilstein 5125's in the rear. My bro and I started at around 6pm and finished around 11:00pm. So about 5 hours for rear install. Hopefully the front won't take as long. Adding the new leaf spring packs is what took the longest. It looks awesome so far! Exactly what I'm wanting. We jacked the front end up to get an idea of what it's gonna look like. I can't wait till its done!

Here's a pic of my truck w/ new rear suspension only. Front is still stock.
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Yes it is fine to drive around. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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The front will go faster
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The front went faster on my truck. I was I stalling completely assembled coilovers from Toytec.
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Curious how you like the leaf spring pack with the 5125s. I have 5125s with the OE rear leaf springs and can't stand them, wish I went 5100.
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Curious how you like the leaf spring pack with the 5125s. I have 5125s with the OE rear leaf springs and can't stand them, wish I went 5100.

From what I can tell it drives awesome, and the ride is smooth and can tell a big difference between the old stock TOKICO(sp?) shocks and the 5125's.

I may be wrong, but I have heard some people say that the 5125's are not paired well with stock leaf springs, especially ones that are shot. Also, I've heard people say that the 5125's are a little more stiff than the extended 5100's. I guess it may be preference? It also may depend how the ride was it your truck before you switched. My old shocks didn't help absorb anything. I felt all bumps and such. So for me, going from those to these new shocks, it's a world of a difference. If the shocks you took off were still good and helped absorb the bumps of the road, then maybe going to a stiffer newer shock is probably why you feel it's to harsh.

If you can I would try to add new leaf springs. I think the OME Dakar springs paired with the 5125's is a great combo. For good quality springs, it's the cheapest I could find at about $400.

If you have any questions about this suspension package let me know. I'm gonna tackle the front today.
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