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5100 with eibach

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sinaloa226, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mar 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    sinaloa226

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    Is anyone running this with 5100 set at 1.75?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    You should not change the 5100 settings with Eibach coils. The Eibach already give you about a 3" lift. Setting the 5100's at 1.75 would not be a good idea for your suspension
     
  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    BSPDX

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    if your running eibachs, you want to set the 5100's at 0 and let the coils give you the lift...
     
  4. Mar 4, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Eibach coils on a 2nd Gen shouldn't give you 3" of lift... They're supposed to give you 1.6' lift if you set the 5100's at 0 and you can get about 2.5 +/- if you set them at .85. You shouldn't go to any of the higher settings with Eibach springs, you could end up doing damage and it'll probably ride like a dump truck.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    He is correct about the hieght they give you. Eibachs for the first gens put you at 3" lift, but the Eibach Lift coils for the 2nd gens only gives 1.6" of lift, so to achieve a 2.5" - 3" lift you will need to set the Eibachs at .85 but no higher than that. That is directly from Dylan at Toytec! Plus i just installed this setup, and love it!:D
     
  6. Mar 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    If you set them at 1.75 with the eibach you will have very little down-travel left on the shocks. That is why it is not recommended.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    so what gives you a better ride running the 5100 alone at 2.5 or 5100 at .85 and eibachs?
     
  8. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    I've never ridden in a truck with eibachs, but I've never heard anything but good things about the ride....
     
  9. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Go for eibachs and 5100's at .85. You'll love it! I do :-D
     
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    Just put the Toytec lift kit on my truck two weekends ago, and have Eibach coils... Its definitely a different feel, but rides great. My suspension isn't even broken-in yet. I think the factory set comes at about 2 1/2" to 3" of lift.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    I'm doing the 5100 @ .85 + Eibach install tomorrow. Can't wait!
     
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    5100s with some Eibach's is the exact same thing I plan on doing. I dont want a 3" lift simply because I dont want to drop my diff (4x4). So I think the coils and maybe .85 on the shocks will get me in that sweet spot somplace in the middle!
     
  13. Mar 4, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    Hey op props for being so close to Turlock!
     
  14. Mar 17, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Wolfpack, your at the 0 setting with with the billies and Eibachs? I already have billies and was contemplating to upgrading to Eibachs and an AAL, but if LR UCAs are neccesary I dont know if it would be worth it considering that would be pretty close to the cost of just getting coilovers...
     
  15. Mar 17, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    hmm I haven't needed a 1/4 inch spacer with my billies and stock coils, do you think switching to Eibachs would cause it?
     
  16. Apr 9, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    I recently removed F&R Icon's from my truck (yes you read right), and installed Eibach springs and a LH lean spacer with 5100's set at .85. (I also have an aftermarket steel bumper and UCA's, both which contribute to ride quality.)
    I could not be happier! The performance is more than enough for me offroad, and in my opinion is incredible onroad. I am not jumping the truck, speeding down washboard roads, or rock crawling; I am using it for transportation to recreation. I really don't need any more suspension than my new setup, it is very balanced for my usage. The Icon coilovers had too high of spring rate, too much compression dampening, and not enough rebound dampening for MY desired ride.
    The 5100's at .85 and Eibachs with the lean spacer put me at ~22" L&R from wheel center vertically to wheel opening, with an aftermarket bumper installed on a 2nd Gen. DC LB 4x4.
    I would recommend this setup to a friend :)
     
  17. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    So, just to clairify, to go ahead with this setup i am going to need: 4 bilstein 5100's, the two front eibach springs and the 1/4 driver side spacer (never heard about this taco lean till today, glad i did some more research). I am in canada so i believe my leafs are OK. Set the billie's at 0 in i should be good?
     
  18. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    comming soon!

    You should be GTG, I've been running the exact same setup for 6months and have been very pleased.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    I forgot to mention that I have the swaybar relocation kit installed, but not sure if you will need it. One of the guys at toytec will be able to tell you that. Count on needing an alignment after your install, I needed one for sure, and I already had a lift and uca's. I think this setup should sit nice for you, as you will get less lift than some others did because we have double cab weight. Probably will get you close to level.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    thanks man, i appreciate it...

    where did you order your stuff from?
     
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