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5100 Install - concern regarding spring compression

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by scully, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    scully

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    Installing the 5100's today with plan to set at 1.75. Getting the springs to compress to that setting was very difficult and we were concerned that the coils were too "compressed" and would "bottom out" at that setting. Went w/ the 2nd setting or .85 instead as we believe the ride would be much better. Any feedback?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Well, the lower compression the better ride quality. But, most people want a few inches of lift.

    The 5100's are made to work with a spring compressed to any setting, even the 2.5" setting. Unless you installed something incorrectly, you should be able to set the 5100 at the 2.5" level and the truck will bottom out on the bump stop before the spring is fully compressed.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    I did mine at the 1.75 steeing and feel that it rides great. Im sure the .85 setting rides nice as well.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Hope the perches are not installed upside down?? We seemed to have gotten more than .85 inches lift??
     
  5. Jan 17, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Post a pic of the spring seat.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    Get a look to see if you can spot the snap ring located in the groove.
    If you can see it they more likely than not are upside down.
    I did this with my 1.6 Eibachs when I was putting them together.
    Spotted it on the second one so it was not too bad to fix.

    Since the lift is high and they were so stiff on the install I have a feeling they are upside down.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    which explains for the extra 1" in lift and difficulty w/ the spring compression. Took it apart and its now installed correctly. Forum rocks!
     
  8. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    Glad you found it,
    It probablly would not come apart but without the collar down over the ring it could come out and that would be a crummy day on a trail if it did.
    Glad it worked out.
     
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