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Old 05-28-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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Bilsteins at 2.5 on a 2wd Prerunner. Can I get away without new ucas?

I've got Bilsteins ready to install and I've heard about possible nightmares with alignment at 2.5 but wasn't sure if my truck being a 2wd makes a difference. Do I really need new ucas at 2.5 or can I get away with the stock ones? any experience with this advice is appreciated
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You'll be fine at 2.5". It's that extra ˝ inch that fucks everything up. At least that's what all my ex's have told me.
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:28 AM   #7
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The only problem that I have read from others that went 2.5" is that they get vibrations with it. Some get it, some don't. Luck of the draw
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I am still thinking of going with 2.5 from my current 1.75. Waiting on some new uca's just in case... I don't want to half ass it... But like someone above said, luck of the draw..
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The only problem that I have read from others that went 2.5" is that they get vibrations with it. Some get it, some don't. Luck of the draw
I thought that was on 4x4's
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I thought that was on 4x4's
so that shouldnt be a problem with my 2wd prerunner?
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so that shouldnt be a problem with my 2wd prerunner?
I'm not positive one way or the other but IIRC vibes were because of the front diffs on 4x4s. Someone chime in here please
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ran the 5100s at 2.5" for about 2 years on my 2wd prerunner just fine w/ OEM arms
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ran the 5100s at 2.5" for about 2 years on my 2wd prerunner just fine w/ OEM arms
How did it ride 1-10 with 10 being the roughest and 1 being cadillac smooth
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^ shoot, i dont know...it rode like a truck?!

the ride was as smooth as can be i guess...the spring rate is lower on the OEM coils, so compressing them preloads them a little, but nothing to crazy.
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My truck drove like shit with stock arms and over 1.5 inches of lift. I guess those of you that are good are lucky with it. Now that I am at .85 it drives a ton better and my tires are way closer to 0 camber than I could ever get them before.
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