I have been thinking about how to economically get a little more travel out of my front suspension. Right now I have 5100's set to 1.75 with toytecs 1/4" top plate spacers. I want to raise the front to accomodate 285/75/16s and still add a little bit of down travel to my setup since I will be losing it by raising the front with the 885's. I was considering adding 1/2" top plate spacers to increase the down travel. I have heard this will cause binding of the factory ball joint and the stock uca can contact the spring. I have also read that the TC UCA gets rid of this problem and adds possible downtravel to the front. Will this combo work? i noticed the front 5100's are about a 1/2 inch longer than the factory front shocks so I am guessing combining those with the 1/2 inch top plate spacer should yield 1" extra down travel over stock. This should mean I will have 2" of down travel and 7" of up travel with the 3" lift in this set up. this seems like an economical alternative to a mid travel coil over setup with uca's. I know it wont be as good but Im pretty broke. Not much better but anything over 1" down travel seems like it would be welcome.
Sorry this might sound confusing but I feel that logically this should work. I do some mid-high speed desert wheeling so I don't want to lose all down travel. Thanks in advance for any advice.