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5100's at 2.5 ..... How many ran into issues?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 07DblRunner, May 9, 2010.

  1. May 9, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    07DblRunner

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    I'd like to put the front at 2.5 and see what happens but am hesitant to waste time and money if there is an alignment issue or rubbing. Some say they are good to go, some say they should have started at 1.75.

    Whats the verdict here?
     
  2. May 9, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    2.5 no rubbing but ...your alingment will not be perfect
     
  3. May 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Your probably going to need new UCA's to get your alignment in spec.
     
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    I am looking into purchasing the 5100's as well and have been looking for feed back I would also like to run them at the 2.5 height but am werry of what the consequences might be ... My main concern was the alignment, does anybody on here have the 5100's and had any problems running them at that height? Your input would be appriciated...
     
  7. May 14, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    I ended up doing 1.75 and with the rear tsb 4 spring it sits close to level. I put on 265.75.16 BFG AT's and it dialed in perfect on alignment. No vibes, wobble, or any issues as of now. Im stoked it worked out well.... not too sure if going 2.5 would have been trouble free.
     
  8. May 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    I have the same set up and works great for me too. Post pix
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    get the billstein 5100s and set them at .85 combine them with 1.65 eibach or old man emu lift springs and you'll have 2.5!! no issues no nothing
     
  10. Oct 7, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Yup...I put my new 5100's at 1.75" and did not have a problem getting in to align. My truck sits perfectly level with just the TSB 4 spring pack.

    It was also NO rougher of a ride than my stock TRD Sport Billies.

    I put some 265/70/17's under it and am very happy!
     
  11. Oct 7, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I had the 5100s set at 2.5 and the tires were slightly bowed in after the alignment. Like this but not as extreme. \ /

    It was noticable when looking at the truck from the front. I'd set them at 1.75. I have UCAs and the Toytec adjustable coilover now so it's not an issue.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    so 1.75 with the tsb will pretty much level it?
     
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    I did 5100's a few weeks ago and set them at 2.5. install went great and the alignment shop said that the alignment was all-in-all pretty close to spec. also i had no vibrations afterwards.
    I say go for it
     
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    ^ nice...do you think "pretty close" will cause any long-term issues? Maybe some uneven wear on the tires? Maybe some light drifting at higher speeds?
     
  16. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    Some have complained of a drifty feel at 2.5". Mine did not feel drifty. I didn't have mine setup like that long enough to notice any tire wear issues (I got into a Toytec Group buy that got me a good deal on the adjustable coilovers and the Light Racing UCA).
     
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    On 2.5 the camber and toe can still be set right and those 2 are what wears tires. The caster is gonna be low and truck will feel skiddish on grooves and uneven pavement. It is annoying but will not wear the tires, just your last nerve. LR UCAs are about 450, others are higher. The LR UCAs will give additional camber and caster adjustability. They will allow you to get caster back to 2.4 or more so the skiddish feeling wandering crap goes away. I have prerunner so no issues with driveline vibrations or CV angles. You can do lift then save up for UCAs without damaging anything except your last nerve, lol. Worth it IMO. Just get a 1yr, 3yr or lifetime alignment somewhere that knows what their doing and then get free alignments as you change stuff or every so often just to keep it good.
     
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    Interesting...thanks.

    Unless it was necessary to clear bigger tires, I would recommend setting at 1.75" until you save up for the UCA's. Wandering and skiddish are not terms I would define as "safe" in a vehicle that can kill you or innocent bystanders instantly. Its nice to think that you'll be aware of your surroundings and will not allow it to drift off center. But it only takes a split second of NOT being aware to do life altering damage.

    Once you get the UCA's, you have to rip things apart anyway. Move up to 2.5 at that time and get it realigned. The only downside is needing a spring compressor again. But many "back-alley" shops will do it for just a few dollars anyway. I paid $10 for a guy to do both on a wall mounted compressor.

    If you're getting 33's though, you'll need the clearance and need that 2.5.
     
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    We install this set up all the time in our Tempe store and just today put some up to 2.5 for customer that had us set them at 1.75 when first installed. We did not have any issues with rubbing.
     
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