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5100's with OME 881 coils; Wheeler's 5 leaf pack questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by steve o 77, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 [OP] braaap

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    So this is the setup I will be installing here pretty soon. Im just making sure I completely understand the process.

    Here is how I understand it:

    1) I will need to disassemble the stock strut in order to get the bushings out since the 5100's do not come with these bushings. Will I need to reuse any other parts from the stock strut?

    2) I also have the wheelers 5 leaf pack sitting in the shed right now but I have read some posts that the 5 leaf pack actually moves the entire axle back a little bit. This won't be good since I plan on fitting 255/85/16 tires in there and the axle is a bit back from center in stock form. Did anyone with this setup notice this?

    thanks
     
  2. May 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Subbed, cause I'll be running the exact same setup.
     
  3. May 14, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    You didnt get new bushings? Mine came in a little bag.
     
  4. May 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Well, I haven't gotten them yet but everything I've read says that the 5100's do not come with the bushings that go in between the top plate and the spring. You must be talking about the bushing in the lower bolt hole?
     
  5. May 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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  6. May 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    One more bump
     
  7. May 19, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Okay, if anyone cares, I called Dan at wheelers and he said the 5 leaf pack should not move the axle location at all. He said that if your stock leafs are sagging really bad, It could appear to move the axle but it really doesn't.
     
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