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5100's at .85

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dayNnite4, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Aug 16, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    dayNnite4

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    this past week i had 5100's installed in the front set at .85 with stock springs. before i did this i looked for a pretty long time to find someone who used this setting and found some but they always had eibach springs for more lift whereas i wanted only .85 of lift to save my cv axles so i figured id post some pix incase anyone else was looking for the same thing i was. i agree it still looks relatively stock but i can def notice the slight difference and if im parked on perfectly level ground, the front almost matches the back height.
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  2. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    looks good op!:thumbsup:
     
  3. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    Looks good, if you get the TSB leaf springs you will need to go up to 1.75 to maintain current rake.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    thanks guys! i dont believe im eligible for the rear leaf tsb but either way, i dont want to set the 5100's to 1.75 just bc of the cv angles and the vibes and all that good stuff
     
  5. Aug 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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    dude that looks perfect, im doing this install tomorrow and you literally just saved my ass, im doing the same install as u, reusing the stock front coils as you did, and i alomst set it at 1.75 ... that would have been a hugeee mistake i think, and id like to save my CV axles too, thank you so much! looks perfect to me, so .85 it is! hows the ride quality improvement?? also, is this 5100's all the way around??
     
  6. Aug 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    thanks man and no prob! ride quality feels the exact same and like i said in the message its only 5100s in the front. glad u could help ya bro
     
  7. Aug 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    ok here is my truck with the billies set at .85 :)

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  8. Aug 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    fucking sick!!! i know .85 isnt much but i really notice the difference on our trucks. good shit man i like the way it goes with the wheels and tires too
     
  9. Aug 19, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    Hek yeah dude most deff! I think it made pretty substantial difference in look set at .85 ... And i think it looks real good, best part is i didnt have to touch the rear leafs at all xD
     
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    thanks for posting, im looking to do the same set up
     
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    Just going to ask this because I have been thinking about what setting to use when it comes time to replace the OEM shocks:

    Most people judge the rake/ride height based on the fenders but it seems to me that the rear fender is higher than the front? If you look at the frame of the vehicle, it appears to me that you have a nose high setup with .85 setting.

    I have the rear TSB done (for hauling multiple bikes) and I feel that with 5100's at .85 I would be level (looking at the frame). Am I crazy for judging the level of the truck this way?
     
  12. Aug 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    No no your not crazy lol, but .85 is about as 'properly' level u can get with the setup i and the OP have :)
     
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    I had the TSB on my last truck, and set the shocks to 1.75. The back was actually 1" higher than the front but it looked level.

    Without the TSB .85 is the best setting to look level.

    On my new truck I installed the 5100's at 1.75 and added an Icon 1.5"progressive 3 leaf pack. I think it looks good.
     
  14. Aug 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    the picture isnt perfectly level either but to my naked eye, it appears level but as said, the back it still about an inch higher
     
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    Thanks op for this post....I've been looking at putting a leveling kit into mine, just so it sits right!...there's so many options out there and was actually looking at putting a full lift kit in, but now that I see the results of yours with just the billies, I'm definitely getting a set
     
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    np!! worst case if .85 isnt high enough for u, u can always change the setting. glad i could help :taco:
     
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    Looks awesome! About to do the same with 265/70/17 tires
     
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    Both look perfect. I like how they look level. Good jobs guys.
     
  19. Sep 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    Does your truck look nose high when driving down the freeway?
     
  20. Sep 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    Doesn't feel like it. I'm sure if I have any kind of load then it will look nose high but not otherwise
     
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