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Old 12-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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5100's Riding terrible (help)!!

I have recently replaced my Coil over spacers with 5100 set at 1.75" and i find that the ride has stiffened up tremendously. Which i do not like...so after doing research on TW i found that preloading my springs is the reason for the stiff ride!!! So my Alternative is to get new Spring. I was thinking about the OME 885 so that i can still get 2in of lift with my 5100 set to 0...

First of all would this be a solution to my stiff ride?

Or should i go with OME 884 or Eibach springs?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:16 PM   #2
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you would have more than 2 inches of lift with the new coils
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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Pics of spring perch?

Sure its not upside down?

I can't see what model u have (on phone).

Eibachs will net u 1.6-2" of lift on a 2nd gen, 3 on a 1st gen

Again, pics of ur spring perch would be extremely beneficial.
really? only 1.5-2" for second gens?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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Do you still have stock coils and were you replacing stock shocks? If so then yeah your ride stiffened up, 885's will probably make it stiffer.
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I replaced my stock shocks with 5100's (kept the same springs), and noticed the ride was stiffer, but it also took away the sickening body roll in the front, fair trade i say
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:33 PM   #6
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Pics of spring perch?

Sure its not upside down?

I can't see what model u have (on phone).

Eibachs will net u 1.6-2" of lift on a 2nd gen, 3 on a 1st gen

Again, pics of ur spring perch would be extremely beneficial.

It's an SR5

I dont have a picture but i read a thread on here were that guy put them upside down and im positive i didnt, I did it just like the stock shocks were facing... and i do have stock coils...the ride is almost 50% stiffer than what my spacers offered!!
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What spacers did you have on there before? Revtek? Toytec? Were the spacers on the top plate or on the coil?
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I replaced my stock shocks with 5100's (kept the same springs), and noticed the ride was stiffer, but it also took away the sickening body roll in the front, fair trade i say
So you've arrived at a predictable result.
In your first set up your springs were not preloaded. Now they are preloaded.

And if your springs are a progressive type, you may have blown through the 1st stage with the preload which would further degrade ride quality.
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I have recently replaced my Coil over spacers with 5100 set at 1.75" and i find that the ride has stiffened up tremendously. Which i do not like...so after doing research on TW i found that preloading my springs is the reason for the stiff ride!!! So my Alternative is to get new Spring. I was thinking about the OME 885 so that i can still get 2in of lift with my 5100 set to 0...

First of all would this be a solution to my stiff ride?

Or should i go with OME 884 or Eibach springs?
FYI , I got 2 1/2" of lift from my 885's on my DCLB 4x4
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Then I guess ur off to buying new coils and not preloading them. Bummer, I was afraid of this happening to me if I just ran 5100's.

Can't complain 1 bit with my bachs and 5100s at "0"


would u say with the Eribach and 5100s at 0 it is about stock ride quality?
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or should i just set 5100's at 0'' with stock coils an put the spacers back..(which i dont really want to use spacers b/c the Negative things i've been reading on TW about spacers)


never the less my main goal is to be (level/little bit nose high) with a very good ride quality due to every road in Louisiana being absolutely horrible!!!!
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would u say with the Eribach and 5100s at 0 it is about stock ride quality?
Someone that knows the exact spring ratings please chime in, I'm going to guess.

stock spring = 550#
885________= 590 #
Eibach_____= 620#
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No, its better.

Rlly, I went from trd offroad suspension to eibach/5100, toytec aal, and rear 5100.

Smoother over speedbumps, better cornering, better load handling.

Speedbumps average is about 30-35mph with no discomfort.

Even when my girl drove it, she said it was a much better ride.

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well having you said that....i think this might be my next buy...Eibach...thanks

oh an i just went take a picture of my perch but dont know how to post it...but just for shits an giggles i wanted you to look to make sure i did them right
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Someone that knows the exact spring ratings please chime in, I'm going to guess.

stock spring = 550#
885________= 590 #
Eibach_____= 660#

not too sure that those numbers mean!
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are they correct?
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so would a spring rate of a higher value yeild a smoother ride?? or a Lesser value?
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Spring rates....

I know for a fact that eibachs are 620lbs. But LINEAR

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OK, I'll change that, thanks.
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are the perch the right way?
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