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5100 ride quality

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by pudge151, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    pudge151

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    i got my 5100's from DSMS yesterdya and will be installing next week then get my TSB re-done because the dealership screwed it up. anyway i am wondering if anyone knows if there is a huge difference in ride quality between the .85 and 1.75 setting. i know its all about the coil compression. i dont want a real rough ride, i am also looking for a slightly rake forward, not exactly even. thanks
     
  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    I don't think it will be much...maybe a little stiffer but still very comfy.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    just had mine done Tuesday.

    went from TRD billstiens (from susp TSB)

    can't tell you from .85 to 1.75, but from stock to 1.75 I don't notice that much of a difference mainly due to the 5100 being superior to the TRD shocks.

    i would say..."firm, yet forgiving".
    the tiny stuff might be a little more rough, but all else is handled much better.

    i thought that i would have the constant feeling that the shocks would "top out", but not the case.
     
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    the level is slightly forward raked.

    i had already planned to use a 1" blocks if there was too much of a front high situation.

    don't need them yet
     
  5. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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  6. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    i am leaning towards .85 because i do not want to add any additional lift now, i am keeping the stock rims and tires until they wear out, so i dont want them to look too small. if i get 1 inch lift from the tsb and i hear that the 5100's give 1 inch set at .85, then i have a stock look.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Is the ride with the 5100s set at 0 lift stiffer than the ride with the stock TRD Offroad shocks?
     
  8. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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  9. Apr 29, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    No...you aren't preloading the spring hence no lift.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    Stock rear w/ TSB? If so, just let it settle.
     
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