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Another 5100/lift Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by yote38, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. yote38

    yote38 [OP] Member

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    I have a 2009 double cab TRD Off-Road 4.0 4X4 and want to level out the front and run 265/75/16's. I want to lift the front 1 1/2 inches to be level. If I go with the 5100's, what should I set them at? I have read that the ride will be better with these shocks but nobody really describes what "better" really means. Are they stiffer? Is the ride more cushiony? In what way is it better? Will I need UCA's with just this much lift? Can I get the alignment in spec without new UCA's? I have read here that many peoply are experiencing vibrations after lifting their trucks. Has anybody experienced problems with just a 1.5" lift? I don't want to have to spend $2000 just to have a 1.5" lift. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    If you're just taking the front up 1.5", then set the billys at .85". You won't need new UCAs with that little bit of lift.

    And I don't think you'll have trouble with vibrations.
     
  3. duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    Mine is set at 2.5. the ride is stiffer at 2.5 you can get away without ucas but the alignment shop told me mine were maxed out. my truck leaks slightly to the right. I will eventually get ucas. I got about 3 inches out of the lift (2.5 for the billys and the going to the larger tire) i had the crap 245 dunnys on before. If you are going to go only 1.5 you my not experience the same things. I will also probably get some springs in the future.
     
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    This may be off topic, but I'm going to get the 5100s as well but not sure if I should get front only our all four. My goal is to level out my truck, so I'm wondering what benefit would there be to replace the rear shocks? Would changing out the rears make a tangible difference?
     
  5. yote38

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    Changing out the rear shocks would not change the ride height.
     
  6. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Correct. The rears don't change the ride height, but a lot of people say the ride is A LOT better than the stock shocks. I didn't notice a difference, but I don't haul anything either...
     
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