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5100s @ 1.75 - Level already, getting TSB...Change to 2.5?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Relik, Feb 22, 2011.

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Should I keep the setting at 1.75 or change it to 2.5?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2011.
  1. @1.75

    61.5%
  2. @2.5

    38.5%
  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    Relik

    Relik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, did a lot of searching and usually all search results say 2.5 will give a bro lean and harsh ride...I have an '11 TRD Sport Prerunner DCSB

    Just did all four 5100s and the fronts set at 1.75 after much research on here.

    But in my case I Just measured and I'm exactly level (~20 7/8" all around ceterwheel to fender), and my appointment to get the TSB is later this week. From what I've read the TSB lifts about 1.5" initially then to about 1" once it settles.

    If I change the fronts to 2.5, that would make the front 0.25" lower in theory if the TSB raises the rear an inch after settling.

    I just need a few peeps to make me feel sure at 1.75 is best, or tell me I'm an idiot and change it to 2.5 before ;) I want a nice ride, only drove for about a mile but I like it ;) I just don't want to have doubts
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    Taco-NB

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    One vote for 2.5.

    Maybe start a poll.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    2 for 2.5
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    BryWi

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    My opinion: 1.75

    In fact, I am thinking about dropping to .85 because when I load the bed I am level or nose high depending on weight.

    I have the same set up as you (1.75) and with the TSB I am at 1/2" rake. At 2.5 I would be nose high.

    I would get the TSB and give it a little time to settle before I went to 2.5 IF that's what you decide. Unless you're prepared to get an AAL.

    Just a thought based on my experience...
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Relik

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    Added poll...

    Yeah I could wait, guess its only to take advantage of the free alignment with the TSB and not having to get another one if I want to change later. Something tells me I should invest in a lifetime alignment for the future ;)

    1/2" rake sounds good....I had a 1 1/8" rake stock.....I do want to get Eibachs in the future anywho...
     
  6. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    Cogge89

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    I put the Firestone Ride-Rite airbags on my truck. Never have to worry about being nose high with loads, and can adjust your rake within reason. Also no worry about those tsb leafs sagging, which mine had done.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:41 AM
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    BryWi

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    Does it stiffen your ride up?

    And cost if you don't mind sharing it ;)
     
  8. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    I have the bilsteins at 1.75" and im running mine alittle stiff since I like some rake. I honestly only notice the stiffness when i hit a huge pothole, or bump, but it isn't that bad. If you wanted to run more level, it would be even better. I also put more PSI in the drivers side which cures the "Taco Lean" extremely well, and as I said, leaf spring sag is no more!

    Heres the link to where I purchased mine from, it may not be the cheapest, but they shipped out very promptly.

    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/2407.html
     
  9. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    Cool. Thanks Justin.

    I may get a pair of these. The flexibility (loaded or unloaded) to keep consistent rake is appealing.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    I've got mine set to 2.5" with the tsb springs and it sits dead on level. This is after the rear has settled. It does sit a little nose high when the rear is loaded.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    I have them at 1.75, with the TSB and toytec AAL in the back. Maintains the factory rake in my opinion, looks great.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    I just got back from getting the TSB done and am wondering about the same thing. My 5100's will be here on Friday and I am wondering how much the new rear springs will settle. Before the truck went in I was at 36" from floor to bottom of wheel well on back. After I am only at 37". It only raised it an inch, so if they DO settle some, I think I will be better off setting the front to 1.75"....They do settle a little bit, right??
     
  13. Feb 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    My 5100's are set at .85 and I have Eibach springs, which equals around 2.5 and I had the rear TSB done. It sits level. I will eventually put in a AAL, because it looks nose high with dirtbikes or a load.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Most all of the trucks I've seen with 2.5" up front and TSB rear look nose-high to me.

    People have measured and shown that they are level, but it just doesn't look that way to my eyes.

    I say 1.75"
     
  15. Feb 23, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    I set the front at 1.75 because I didn't want to deal with the problems a lot of guys had with the 2.5 (alignment/new exspensive ucas). I initially did the 1.5" aal And that looked ok but was very stiff. I took those off and put on the riderite air bags. That gave me about 1" and like Cogge89 said it is really nice to be able to adjust it and the ride is much better than the aal.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2011 at 1:03 AM
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    Hm interesting, few questions tho....This "replaces" the position of the bump stop right? So you lose up-travel in the suspension? (looks like it'll bottom out at some point way before OEM bump stop) Does it have its own bump stop inside the bag? And do the bags have to have air in them all the time?

    Unless I go with an option like this in the future, I guess it comes down to having the nose up whenever I load anything if I go to 2.5. I've really liked the 5100's ride these past couple days, guess I see what this whole "feels like a truck" talk is about (since its my first truck)...haha

    The votes are also leaning on 1.75....but close!...even though I'm def getting an itch to go higher..hmm this is tough but I'm leaning with 1.75 too....haha
     
  17. Feb 24, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    I am thinking about getting the tsb done on my 11 trd sport but how long does it take for it to settle out? I am wondering cause I am also thinking about getting 5100's put on soon. I just don't want to rush putting on the 5100's to quickly. :confused:
     
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