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6" Fabtech with Bilstein 5100's??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Chasetyler19, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    OK I don't know a whole lot about mechanic work on trucks so bare with me here. I have a Fabtech 6" suspension lift kit and want to add 1.75" to 2" of suspension lift to my 6" already, I have been reading and what I think I understand is that If I add the Bilstein 5100 to front and rear of my truck I can adjust them to 1.75 or 2 to get my extra suspension lift, is this correct and it not then what do I need to buy to get an extra 2" of suspension lift without any major modding to my truck? :confused:
     
  2. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    Assuming you have the basic kit with the spacer, I believe that you can swap out the shocks and run the 5100's. But with a 6" spacer stacked on top that is probably not the greatest of ideas. And only the front 5100s are adjustable, the rears are not.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    you would need 5125s in the back or some other shock

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  4. Nov 13, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    yeah it will work, a bunch of people have done it. Look at tacoridinghigh he has them on 2.5
     
  5. Nov 13, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Ok so I can run the 5100's on the front and 5125's on the back for added lift? So are the 5125's also adjustable or do I need something else on the backend to get the lift I want?
     
  6. Nov 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    the rear shocks dont add the lift. you will need a bigger block or new leaf pack or you could maybe just add an aal to the block.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Thnx for all the help with my ?'s the replies were very helpful, when I get everything done I will try to post pics
     
  8. Jan 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    I want to get this setup on top of my basic 6" fabtech and set the 5100's to 2" but i was told it would kill the cv boots due to the aggressive angle... is that true?
     
  9. Jan 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    i wanna know the answer too. thanks in advance.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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    anybody?
     
  11. Feb 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    No it's not true. The Fabtech 6 inch drops everything six inches. At that point the cv's are at stock angles. You can then tweak the arms for a bit more lift which is what Toytec and other non drop bracket lifts do. I just did the Procomp 6 and reset my 5100's to zero lift but reused my Eibachs. I have a little more than 6 inches of front lift.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    But u set yours to 0, I was thinking setting it to 1.5" or 2" on top of the 6" Basic Fabtech Lift...
     
  13. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    The eibachs he put on give 1.6" lift
     
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    That's right. 1.6 from springs or setting the shocks at 1.5 inches of lift is the same as far as ride height goes. I didn't get the full amount of lift from the springs due to the weight on my bumper but I guess I got close to an inch. If I wanted 8 inches of lift I would have no problem running the 6 inch plus Eibachs and 5100's set at .85. It's been done before.
     
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    I have 5100's on my pro comp, but they are set on 0.
     
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    Ya thats a good setup.
     
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    got it! Thanks
     
  18. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    thinking of going with bilstein 5100 and setting at 1.25" for the front and changing my 3" block to a 5" block for the back... any cons with that setup?
    keep in mind that already have a basic 6" fabtech lift already.

    btw: truck going to be about .75" shorter in the front so my wife can see over the hood scoop =D
     
  19. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    im listening too :mudding:
     
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    anybody running adjust 5100 set to 1.25" on top of basic 6" fabtech lift? PLs lmk if there is any CONS with this setup... I want to buy it already!!!:D
     
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