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A VERY Smooth Ride !

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by phoneguy44, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. phoneguy44

    phoneguy44 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm here once again lookin for your experience to benefit me :D.

    Ok, stock suspension on an 06 db 4x4, here's what I want.

    I've currently got Cooper 265/70/R16's and they ride good (street tires). In a couple weeks going to put some Goodyear Duratrax 265/75/R16's on.

    Here's the problem. When I went to order them, dude told me I had a choice of 6 ply or 10 ply. He said the big difference is going to be in the ride. He said that it doesnt matter which tire I choose 6 or 10 ply, I'm going to notice the difference, it will be a ruffer/stiffer ride.

    So I asked him what I can do to improve my ride when I put these tires on, he took a peek under my wheel well and said "You can start by replacing those piece of sh&% shocks on there.

    Now guys, about the only 4 wheelin I do is durring hunting season ridin up and down muddy roads and creeks. Most of my driving is going to be on the street. Whats a good shock ? I know nothing about this stuff. To me, compared to my Nissian, this Taco rides ruff. How can I get a smooth ride when I slap these Goodyears on ? Prob going with the 6 ply since he said my ride wont be as stiff as the 10's.

    Thanks guys -
     
  2. Ridingontrd

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    I have a double cab and put on Duratrac 265/75 16's back in October and Bilstein 5100's that i got from Downsouth back in Feb or March and the truck has a nice ride.
    You can definately notice a differance with the new shocks.

    Denis
     
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    6 ply tire will ride much smoother and provide better off-road traction than a 10 ply.
     
  6. phoneguy44

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    hmm, so all 3 of ya tell me the same. What makes these 5100's so good. Just quality ?
     
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    Quality is good,price,4 setting height adjustable,:)
     
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    Ya'll got them on your truck? Could you tell a difference in the stock shocks when you put them on ? Really, now dont lie to me......could you notice a diff ?
     
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    Yes, I could definitely tell when i swapped them for the stock trd's.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys ! Really appreciate the help.
     
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    One more question:
    Can you adjust these 5100's pretty easy ? How so ?
     
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    Out of the box,yes.I used needle nose pliers to work the clip out of the
    grove and slide it into the grove/lift setting that i wanted.
    Note: Do Not remove the clip from the shock body...Slide it.
     
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    It is easy to adjust them, but they have to be removed from the vehicle in order to do so. you also need a spring compressor any time you want to change them.
     
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    U guys are great man.

    Alright. So if I'm going to replace all 4 shocks I need the 5100's right ? So just order me 4 and give them to my tire man and I'll never ride the same. :D
     
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    Has anybody here ever run herculez all terrain tires? I have a set of 33s which are D rated and when they are at 30 psi they are rock hard. Almost too hard even for street though 30psi doesn't seem excessive. Has anyone experienced a tire like this? Thanx
     
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    The 5100's extend up to 3.5 correct? Now lets say I did extend them to 3.5 is there any other compnants I would need to complete the lift?
     
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    NO, they only go up to 2.5 and even so I think they sag out to about a 2" lift with factory pre-runner springs. You won't need anything else other than an alignment following the install.
     
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    Set the c-ring/clip where you want it.(lift height,if any) Then turn them over to your tire guy.:thumbsup:
     
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