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Old 01-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Question Need advice:

Minds spinning thinking of my setup...

Stuck between WE's C/O's, ToyTechs, and SAW 2.0's.

But Thats not my issue... I really need advice on wether I should purchase rear shocks to compliment my TSB and soon Toytech TSB AAL. Like the Billy 5125's. They are about 160 shipped out of DS Motor Sports, and 200 @ TTech. But the TTech one's have the adapter, and im not sure how DS's set up is.

Anyhow, do I really need to upgrade. More travel now = longer brake lines. another $60ish.

Soo, do I upgrade shocks $220-$260ish mod, not to exclude bleeding brakes and all??? Or put that money towards an UCA upgrade..

I want a smooth ride, but cant do both..

Thanks for any input in advance..

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Old 01-17-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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I say go for either first... Both UCAs or longer shocks aren't necessarily needed right away.

If I were doing it, I'd upgrade the rear stuff before the UCAs.
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One caviate:

If I go w/the 5125's valved @ 255/70 and 10" travel, do I need longer brakelines???
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:53 AM   #4
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Bump...

Appreciate DelmarvaTaco's point. Anyone else tackle this decision. Will upgrading shocks improve an AAL lift's quality. Just looking for multiple opinions. Before I order.
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Yes. Better rear shocks will most definatly compliment the AAL's. I havent needed longer brake lines. I just bent the bracket so it would work. Al full droop, I have plenty of slack in the line.
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What he said -- but I have the longer SS brake lines and the look so darn pretty... lol
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How long would you be looking at before you do the rear shocks if you went with the UCA's first? If you install your lift you'll have to get it aligned, and I'd think if you do your rear shocks first, you'd have to get another alignment when you install your new upper control arms later. If it were just a matter of a month or two I would complete the front end first then come back later with the rear shocks.

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Cool:

Lots of good points/

So ext. Brake line can be replaced by a simple jimmy rigging of the bracket..

And yeah I'd bet they'd look sweet...

And Alaskaflyer, very good point. Dont know how soon I will be able to do the latter of the two mods, but would be nice to pay for a lifetime allignment Once

Thanks, I am now one step closer to this purchase...
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Lots of good points/

So ext. Brake line can be replaced by a simple jimmy rigging of the bracket..

And yeah I'd bet they'd look sweet...

And Alaskaflyer, very good point. Dont know how soon I will be able to do the latter of the two mods, but would be nice to pay for a lifetime allignment Once

Thanks, I am now one step closer to this purchase...
Lifetime alignment is the way to go! That's what I plan on doing, does anybody know if this is honored at any Firestone? Being in the military and moving around a lot it would be nice if my lifetime alignment followed me.
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Lifetime alignment is the way to go! That's what I plan on doing, does anybody know if this is honored at any Firestone? Being in the military and moving around a lot it would be nice if my lifetime alignment followed me.
You have to make sure it's not an independent Firestone. I bought one when I did my lift and called a couple stores to make sure I found the "corporate owned" store.
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Thanks guys, good to know.
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Im Military also:

And almost every Army base got one. But do keep that paper work. Had one pass year, no issues. My dealer did an allignment couple weeks ago after TSB.. and I felt the difference as far as steering control. Point to make is, with the lifetime, you should take it in any time suspension feels weird and have them make all corrections under contract, long as you dont modify setup...
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