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Old 03-27-2015, 08:58 AM   #1
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Looking to upgrade front springs

I have 5100s on my 13 reg cab set at 1.75" that got me right at 2" of lift, 22" hub to fender. It is a little stiff for my liking. I'm looking to get 1/2" or so more lift and a little less stiffness(if possible). I'm trying to decide between 884s with top plates, 885s or the new eibach 2 1/2" springs. I'm probably going to add tc uca's as well. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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885s without front weight is still more harsh than OEM. I cannot say about 5100s though as I've never ran 5100s preloaded. It says you are a reg cab, I would go 884s with top plate spacers, add a winch on the front and you would be good to go, that or coilovers.
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I think 884s and 885s are the same spring rate
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
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you are correct...590lbs/in
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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Yes same spring rate, but taller. Would still affect ride quality me thinks.
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Just to elaborate a little on my op. I'd like to get as much lift as possible without going into the cv issue area. I've seen posts on here where people are getting over 3 inches with 885s on a reg cab, which I think could be trouble. I've also heard people getting 2.75 or so. That's why I was thinking maybe 884s but again I don't know. If anyone has any of these setups on a reg cab please chime in. Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2015, 03:48 AM   #7
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Well personally I would go with 884s, see how you like the ride and the height. If it's not enough then just swap to 885s and take a $30 hit on the coils and sell them.
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I do agree that with stock springs and Billies 5100 at 1.75 ride is a bit harsh, on the other hand, I tend to bottom out less on the whoops.

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