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5100s at 1.75 or 2.5?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dgr540, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    dgr540

    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    I just got done installing my 1.5 AAL and rear 5100's. Tomorrow I am planning on installing the front 5100's. Not sure if i want to set them at 1.75 or 2.5. I have the TSB and 265/75/16. I dont want to look silly if my tires are to small, and not sure what the ride will be like at 2.5. Maybe some opinions will help me make mind up.

     
  2. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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  3. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    do you work for NIKE?
     
  4. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    747 function > form

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    Pics post-install, at both heights...opinion will follow.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    eek that would be a little tough having to redo the coils and everything.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    747 function > form

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    QFT, imho you'll be good if you're running m/t or a/t tires [EDIT: as far as looks go (as for ride, I dunno)] . Nonetheless, post pics post-install.:)
     
  7. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    I sure will.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    I need help fast!!!!! I cant get the bolt on the UCA to come out. I tried the wood and hammer, but nothing to working help!!!
     
  9. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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  10. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    Did you work the spindle nut down where it's flush with the bolt? Then just tap the bottom of it. Not too much though. The nut will give you more surface area so you won't damage the bolt. Try it out. Good luck.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    Are you talking about the long UCA bolt? Don't you need to bend the inner fender a little bit to Jimmy it out? If your new UCA came with new bolts just hack it off...
     
  13. Jul 17, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    Well I got it off with out having to remove the UCA. I am having NTB put the new shocks in the coil because the compressor I rented/ borrowed safty pin wouldn't go over the coil. so $40 to have them do if fine. Just waiting now.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    I am contemplating this same issue. I heard its hard to align the front sitting at 2.50 if so maybe 1.75 would be best. I dont want alignment issues, the damn tires cost to much. according to my measurements, the back sits at 7 inches and the front around 4. So 2.50 would make since.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    Went 1.75 will take pics after alignment.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Here are some pics of final product.

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  17. Jul 18, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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  18. Jul 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    what are ur measurements from the center of the hub to the bottom of the fender? looks good btw
     
  19. Jul 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    Yes i did 1.75". I will have to measure from the hub.
     
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