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5100 Reg cab install pics

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bendbolden, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 27, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    bendbolden

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    I fitted the front 5100's on last night at 1.75" and got right at 2" of lift in the front. I am sitting 1/2" high in the front. I am putting the 1.5" AAL on tomorrow night so I should have about the factory rake.

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    I will post pics when the AAL is in. Let me know what you think
     
  2. Oct 27, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    Wow that is insanely level lol. Should look good with the AAL. What size are your tires?
     
  3. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Well I was under the impression they were 32's but we measured the height last night and they were like 30 1/4?? 265/75/16's and I'm not sure on the backspacing or any of that. I don't know alot about how the actual height is calculated. I am hoping to get 2" of lift with the AAL but we shall see.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    You can't measure tire height with the truck sitting on them. Has to be unloaded.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    That may be why then!! I will measure again when I do the rear.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    Looks good. I like the white letters out in your particular configuration.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    any problems with your lift in the front? i'm looking at doing the exact same lift to me reg cab in the spring.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    I am actually thinking about turning them in when I get it balanced. I may black them out on paint and see what it looks like first.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    Not at all. I had psyched myself out of using the spring compressor but it was really not that bad. I used a ratchet on the first side but got brave and used an air tool on the other side. If I went back and did it again I would say it would take an hour to 1 1/2 hours. FYI my springs have 75k miles on them.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    yeah mine have about 80k on them now. any vibes from the front? i keep reading bad things happening with vibes coming from the front diff when you go over .85 on the 5100s
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    None at all. It's funny before I did this a had steering wheel shake at 60-65 mph which is now gone. My tires are very pigeon toed now but I am going to get them balanced on Saturday after the AAL. It seems to be about the same firmness in ride quality but the bumps are quite as harsh if that makes any sense. No doubt due to the better shock. I didn't notice it wandering around the road either so I don't think you have anything to worry about. I was afraid to go with 2.5 though for fear of needing new UCA's but most say it is hit or miss.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    thats exactly why i plan on staying at 1.75 haha
     
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