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Old 04-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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need help on bilsteins

ok i bought my truck used and it came with a tuff country 3 inch lift and the shocks blow so i wanna throw some bilstein 5100's under it. was just wondering if i could just buy them and bolt them up with out any adjustment
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:50 AM   #2
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I think I answered this in a nother thread, but as long as you remove the spacers (aka do not stack lifts) you're good to go.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:08 AM   #3
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or get some ome's with the 3" springs... that would be better i think
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:09 AM   #4
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or get some ome's with the 3" springs... that would be better i think
It will also cost over twice as much, so it all depends what his budget is...
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:12 AM   #5
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true.. but if hes got a 3" now the 5100s will only put him at 2.5" unless hes okwith that
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:13 AM   #6
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Your gonna need allignment regardless if thats what your asking.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:15 AM   #7
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yeah, anytime you change anything you need one. i think the guys at the shop down the street must think im addicted to getting alignments.. they know me by name and everything lol
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:18 AM   #8
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true.. but if hes got a 3" now the 5100s will only put him at 2.5" unless hes okwith that
He could get a 1/4" thick top plate spacer, just like the OME kit uses, for $25 to go up to 3".
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i thought ome used a stronger spring like the eibachs for 1st gens? i honestly never looked at the ome kit i just know it provided aq bigger lift
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i thought ome used a stronger spring like the eibachs for 1st gens? i honestly never looked at the ome kit i just know it provided aq bigger lift
It does, but a lot of folks only get 2.5" of lift out of the OME kit without the spacer.
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thanks for all the imput guys im just not sure what way im going to go at this yet but one thing is for sure gotta change out these tuff country shocks in the rear they sweek like crazy and i cant take it anymore
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