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About to buy front 5100s to level out

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kulcat, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Sep 26, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    kulcat

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    Hey guys, just wanted to throw it out there that I'm planning to buy 2 front 5100s from DSM clicked up to 1.5". I'm hoping by doing that, I can achieve that level look with a stock rear. I have NOT done TSB either. I'm also going to replace the stock 265/70/16s with 265/75/16s to give about another .5" so in theory my ultimate goal is to get about 2" of lift from the stock height. I don't wheel, but I do have to use 4x4 in the mud every now and then. I don't really want to go much higher than 2" so I"m thinking i can just leave the rear alone and not order anything for it. Whatcha think? I can't wait to give it a whirl! I'm planing to get the GOODYEAR WRANGLER TDs btw. Thomas PICS ARE HERE....ended up with the DURATRACS in 265/75/16 with front setting at .85" I'll try to take more if I can ever get home from work when it's light out :(
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  2. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    Chit....I'll measure tonight and see exactly what I'll need. Maybe I can get away with just .85 on the front and maybe leave a slight rake.
     
  3. Sep 26, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    friction

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    Subbing for pics when done...I also have 265/75/16s and plan on 5100s, so I'm curious to see the results.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    subbed for pic too. want to get 5100's set to .85..might not get it perfectly level but i dont think the dreaded front end vibes r as likely with .85
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    Just purchased all 4 from DSM. Can't wait!
     
  6. Oct 22, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    Allright sir...where are those pics? : )
     
  7. Oct 22, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    5100s at 2.5, Wheeler 3 leaf progressive AAL, Weathertech liners, yellow wire mod, toyota OEM bed mat, cup holder mod, afe pro dry s air filter, UWS low pro toolbox, Escort radar detector
    Here is mine, front at 2.5 and 1" rear block. The truck is on a slight incline, but you get the idea. IMO get a 2" AAL in the rear because it will settle.
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  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    still working on getting them on there :( Having a baby just takes all my time away :) I'm hoping to get'em on soon.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    Just purchased my front 5100s from DSM 2 minutes ago. I'm just leaving the stock rears (only 21XXX miles on the truck) w/no TSB and setting them to .85.

    I haven't rubbed yet w/my new tires, but it does look a wee bit tight in the wheel well.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    What size tires are you running with? I also do not have TSB and was going to do .85 in front. I'm going with 265/75/16 once I have the shocks on there.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    I've got the TSB and need 5100's up front badly. Front looks about 3" or so lower right now.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    I have 265/75/16...I don't really want/need any overall lift, just trying to give the front a better look and prevent potential rubbing (although I doubt that will be an issue).

    I'm holding off on the rear until they need replacing (I only have 21,xxx miles).

    EDIT: And I think 1.75 would be around level, but it would be too easy to be nose high with any sort of load w/out the AAL.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    265-70-17 Goodyear Duratracs. Pro Comp 17x8 8089's. Bilstein 5100's front and rear (front set to 1.75). 1/4 inch spacer--driver side. TSB rear leaf springs. WeatherTech floor liners. EGR in-channel vent visors. RDS tool box.
    TSB and 5100's set to 1.75 is the way to go.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    if you do not have the TSB 1.75 may be nose high, 0.85 will be better
     
  15. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    5100s set at 1.75 and nothing in the rear, no lift or tsb. Sits almost perfectly level, haven't measured but look GREAT and i love it.

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  16. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    billy 5100s @ 1.75, black grill and lower valence, tinted windows
    ^^also running 265/75R16
     
  17. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Does it creep up to "nose high" extremely easily (even a light load)?
     
  18. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    i would think so, i have seen the trucks with billies at 1.75 & TSB look nose high with a few hundred lbs in the back
     
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    subbed cause I have the TSB and a slight rake, will do 5100's some time
     
  20. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    5100's set at 1.75, rear tsb, debadged, magnaflow catback exhaust, color matched grill and rear bumper, 13" euro antena
    I did the tbs to the rear, set the fronts to 1.75 and I am sitting level and looks good
     
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