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Old 06-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #21
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what's a catty ?
Cadillac!

Prob should have been caddy! My bad!
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #22
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What does happen when you add preload is raise the truck, yes, obvious. Also what happens is this changes the suspensions roll center. Roll center is a critical handling trait that somewhat kind of sort of determines how the truck or car sets in the turn. Roll centers will move as the vehicle experiences cornering loads, body roll, suspension movement under acceleration and decelleration. Roll center is not CG, but a series of vectors or lines that are drawn through the suspension pivot, both upper and lower suspension points and calculate an intersection of the points. This point is the axis of chassis roll and it is constantly changing. Yes there are other factors such as CG, sidewall flex, swaybar influence and so forth.
Thanks for all the replies and some rep too. This quote above, makes the most sense to me. As I drove it more over the last few days it began to feel more stable. Some of my initial reaction may have been knee-jerk due to the new-ness of the changed suspension. I am trying to get the local dealers cooperation on TSB-ing my rear springs now and I'll post up any changes they make if I'm successful. If the dealer won't play then I'll go with XXXX's suggestion of Wheelers AAL's
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #23
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so does every other OME truck....but that shit lasts and is dependable and not pricey
My 883's and 3rd leaf-less Dakars with 5100s all around ride pretty nice.
Michelin LTX tires help, too.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:41 PM   #24
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My 5100's on stock springs at OEM ride height is a huge improvement in comfort from stock. My stock ride quality was pretty harsh over bumps/potholes. My dealer initially screwed up my install but now that everything is installed correctly it truly feels like a Cadillac in comparison especially in the rear. If anyone is wanting to improve their ride quality to a softer more controlled feel and take away the harshness I highly recommend 5100's at stock height on OEM springs. :jellydanc e:
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #25
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I had a similar experience with OME coils on my last truck. Felt stiff as hell at first and then it grew on me and I actually loved the lack of body roll given by the stiffer OME coils --felt more solid and in control. Now that I have a stock truck again I can't believe how plush it is and I decided to stick with stock suspension (just lift spindles) this time around.
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