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5100 Lift/Level Question (Need Opinions)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BakerTaco, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    BakerTaco

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    Hey guys. Ill be lifting my truck soon and I'm definitely getting the 5100s. I want to get the maximum lift so I want to get the 2 inch AAL(I don't have the TSB). I also want the truck to be level when I lift it. I don't want the back to be too high.


    That being said, is it alright for the shocks to be set at 2.5 with a 2 inch AAL. I'm not going to be doing too much off-roading, so would that be too much stress on the 5100s for daily road driving?

    OR

    Should I put the 5100s at 1.75 and leave the back alone and just have a smaller amount of lift?

    Thanks, and if you have any other suggestions for that setup, let me know!
     
  2. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    VooDoo

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    ^^ my truck with 5100's at 1.75 and toytec 2" AAL (getting eibachs soon)

    I think it would look good set at 2.5"
     
  3. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    newertoy

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    Set the fronts at the highest setting-Set mine at the mid--wished I had set higher.
    Will on the next removal--Too much trouble if not needed.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    Bogg

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    Set the fronts to 2.5" and do a 2" AAL in the rear as you don't have the TSB done. There are quite a few members here that run the 5100s at 2.5 and have had no problems. From what I've read the ride will get stiffer having them cranked at 2.5.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    jdmdcfan

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    I ran 2.5 on my billies and 2" aal with no problems. heck right now I'm at 3" on stock uca with still no problems and alignment specs still on point. Guess im lucky
     
  6. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    BakerTaco

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    Thanks for the feedback! I would show you the truck but I don't know how to post a damn picture.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    moondeath

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    Just for reference sake. I just did a similar lift. I put a 1.5" AAL Toytec in the rear with 5100's at 2.5" in the front and I still have about a 1" rake. I don't have the TSB done. I have about 26k miles so suspension isn't too worn yet I guess.
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  8. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    moondeath ,does front end ride really rough?
    what size tires you running?
    chays
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    moondeath

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    I have the factory 265/70-16 tires.
    They definitely ride stiffer, but for me I like it because I always kind of felt the suspension was too sloppy. Caster may be an issue if you don't have new adjustable UCA's. At 2.5" they can't get the caster within spec. It doesn't effect tire wear, but does kind of make it feel a little squirrelly when driving over uneven surfaces.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    Moon my truck is the access cab like your but is a 4cylinder and i just had the TSB done. With the TSB the front now sits 3 inches lower. I am looking into getting the Billstiens. Seeing how toytec and downsouth are sold out until june or july would you recommend getting coils and UCA's to avoid such a harsh ride with the front shocks set at 2.5?
     
  11. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    This is how she sits today with about 135,000 miles. the back is about 2 inches higher than the front so.. Im thinking the 1.5 AAL will do fine. what do you think?

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