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5100s at wrong setting

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bennett, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    Hey yall, I've got a 3'' lift with 5100s and eibachs. Been concerned b/c my truck doesn't look level. Well today I got under my truck and felt up under the spring seat of my shocks with a bent paper clip. I couldn't feel a notch so i'm thinkin the guy that did my lift might have set my 5100s at 0 even though i told him to set them at .85. If the shocks were at .85 would i even be able to feel the 0 notch by sticking a paper clip up in the spring seat? What do yall think?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    need a close pic of the shock body. if its set at .85 there should be 1 ring showing below he spring seat
     
  3. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    I don't think you'll be able to get to the first notch if you're set at .85. The spring perch comes down pretty far.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    ^^^ possibly correct. i dont remember enough about the ones i had on my '08 to know what they still look like.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    How many notches do you see above the spring perch?
     
  6. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    The notches are about 1/2" apart. So it's gonna be tough to tell.
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    Didn't think about that haha. Went and looked and there's 2 notches i can see above the spring perch. So I guess everythings right. just cant figure out why my truck doesn't sit level
     
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    Are both sides the same?
     
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    you mean the same setting on the 5100s?
     
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    Search for "Taco lean". The driver's side of the truck sits lower. The OEM coil spring is longer on the driver's side to compensate. Eibachs were probably equal length, so the lean is more apparent.

    You can buy a 1/4" trim spacer to compensate. It is sandwiched between the strut top plate and the struct bucket.
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    http://www.trdparts4u.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=-8317
     
  13. Jan 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    I've got the 1/4'' driver side lean spacer though
     
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    So which side is higher? And where are you measuring to?
     
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    You mean not level front to back maybe ?
     
  16. Jan 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    yeah thats what i meant
     
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    What lift do you have for the rear, the 2" toytec AAL or the 1.5"
     
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    I have the 2'' toytec aal
     
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    And is the rear 1/2"-3/4" higher than the front?
     
  20. Jan 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Yeah at least that much. I think I measured about 23'' in front and 24'' rear
     
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