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Old 08-15-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Question Front 5100 with Revtek 3" spacer lift?

Anyone out there running the 5100 set at stock height while also running the revtek 3" spacer lift?
any thoughts or ideas?
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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Running the Revtek spacer w/ 5100s would be absolutely no different then running the 5100s at 2.5 w/ a 10mm top plate spacer.
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I heard its not good if you run a spacer with the bilsteins set at the highest notch...



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Running the Revtek spacer w/ 5100s would be absolutely no different then running the 5100s at 2.5 w/ a 10mm top plate spacer.
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cool thanks i was wondering if it would cause issues!
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Been running the revtek spacer with 5100's on second notch for some time now... works great, no issues
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I heard its not good if you run a spacer with the bilsteins set at the highest notch...

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cool thanks i was wondering if it would cause issues!
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It is definitely possible to run this setup, although I would highly advice against it. The shocks are for one, not valved for such a high spring rate which will occur when having such a high preload on the spring, and two, you will experience what most all people would consider a very harsh ride.

On top of these issues you will also need upper control arms at this point. With the setup mentioned, you will be at around 3 inches of lift which will cause the caster to be way out of spec.
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Thanks for the info! this is the info i was looking for...i just couldnt find it!
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It is definitely possible to run this setup, although I would highly advice against it. The shocks are for one, not valved for such a high spring rate which will occur when having such a high preload on the spring, and two, you will experience what most all people would consider a very harsh ride.

On top of these issues you will also need upper control arms at this point. With the setup mentioned, you will be at around 3 inches of lift which will cause the caster to be way out of spec.
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Forgot to mention I do have AllPro UCAs as well. They are definitely needed for correct alignment. You will have all kinds of vibration issues without them. I also removed the front sway bar and that also helped with the ride but it is still a very firm ride. It is a 4x4 truck after all, its not gonna ride like a sedan no matter what you do.
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