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5100's Riding terrible (help)!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Cajun1, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    Cajun1

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    I have recently replaced my Coil over spacers with 5100 set at 1.75" and i find that the ride has stiffened up tremendously. Which i do not like...so after doing research on TW i found that preloading my springs is the reason for the stiff ride!!! So my Alternative is to get new Spring. I was thinking about the OME 885 so that i can still get 2in of lift with my 5100 set to 0...

    First of all would this be a solution to my stiff ride?

    Or should i go with OME 884 or Eibach springs?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    you would have more than 2 inches of lift with the new coils
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    really? only 1.5-2" for second gens?
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Do you still have stock coils and were you replacing stock shocks? If so then yeah your ride stiffened up, 885's will probably make it stiffer.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    I replaced my stock shocks with 5100's (kept the same springs), and noticed the ride was stiffer, but it also took away the sickening body roll in the front, fair trade i say
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    It's an SR5

    I dont have a picture but i read a thread on here were that guy put them upside down and im positive i didnt, I did it just like the stock shocks were facing... and i do have stock coils...the ride is almost 50% stiffer than what my spacers offered!!
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    What spacers did you have on there before? Revtek? Toytec? Were the spacers on the top plate or on the coil?
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    So you've arrived at a predictable result.
    In your first set up your springs were not preloaded. Now they are preloaded.

    And if your springs are a progressive type, you may have blown through the 1st stage with the preload which would further degrade ride quality.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    FYI , I got 2 1/2" of lift from my 885's on my DCLB 4x4
     
  10. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    would u say with the Eribach and 5100s at 0 it is about stock ride quality?
     
  11. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    or should i just set 5100's at 0'' with stock coils an put the spacers back..(which i dont really want to use spacers b/c the Negative things i've been reading on TW about spacers)


    never the less my main goal is to be (level/little bit nose high) with a very good ride quality due to every road in Louisiana being absolutely horrible!!!!
     
  12. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Someone that knows the exact spring ratings please chime in, I'm going to guess.

    stock spring = 550#
    885________= 590 #
    Eibach_____= 620#
     
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    well having you said that....i think this might be my next buy...Eibach...thanks

    oh an i just went take a picture of my perch but dont know how to post it...but just for shits an giggles i wanted you to look to make sure i did them right
     
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    not too sure that those numbers mean!
     
  16. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    are they correct?
     
  18. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    so would a spring rate of a higher value yeild a smoother ride?? or a Lesser value?
     
  19. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    OK, I'll change that, thanks.
     
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    are the perch the right way?
     
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