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Any pointers on the 5100's and leaf packs putting on 2morrow

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DubVtundy, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    DubVtundy

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    like the title says im putting on bille 5100's at the 1.75 notch and alcan 8' leaf packs on the rear of my truck 2morrow pretty excited about it. just wondering if anyone knows of anything to watch out for or easy ways of doing this?

    any help is greatly appreciated
     
  2. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    Iakopa84

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    Nice man! Good luck! I'm hoping to get the Toytec Ultimate Lift soon and am planning on installing it myself too.

    In using the 1.75 notch, are you replacing your UCA's or running stock?
     
  3. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    exchange them for 5150s


    other than that....soak all nuts, bolts, things you gotta unscrew with wd40 or something oof the sort multiple times before hand
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    DubVtundy

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    for the time being im just gonna run the stock uca's but here as soon as i get the money a set of total chaos or camburg will be going on hopefully
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    ya know after i ordered the 5100's which i bout all 4 for all the way around so the rears are extended lenght for the 8 inches of lift i started looking at the 5165's i think and i talked to downsouth motorsports yesterday and they said that the 5165's are really nice for our trucks
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Soak those threads with some kind of loosener tonite, you will be glad you did.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    What do the 5150's offer that make them a better choice than the 5100's for the rear suspension? Do they give more travel capability, or load handling vs. the 5100's?
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    Oh, borrow an angle grinder with an emry wheel for steel, just in case a bolt doesn't come off. The top bolt on the stock rears can be a bitch.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    alright thanks for all the pointers prolly gonna be a bitch 2morrow but it will be worth it 2 have 8' of lift :D
     
  10. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    8 inch lift!? :eek:

    And I was just lookin' to get my truck leveled...
     
  11. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    travel and just a better quality shock imo

    5150s go up to 14" of travel. and they have a small resi to keep them cooler
     
  12. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    Spray all the bolts with wd40 the night before. I sprayed mine three days in a row before I installed my all pro leafs this past weekend. I had no problems taking the bolts off.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    I just swapped out the stock shocks for 5100s and I didn't have many problems getting the nuts off and mine was a 2010 too. But I did have some problems getting some of the nuts back on. The crown nut on the steering gave me problems on the passenger side. It would just sit and spin in the ball joint and we were struggling to find anything to hold on to to keep it in place. Then I had the bright idea to try switching the crown nuts from the driver side to the passanger side and it worked like a charm. Getting the shocks back in place was a bit of a pain too, just had to muscle it in a bit. But the backs are a piece of cake, they only took like 45 minutes, maybe an hour and we didn't even take the wheels off.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    you shouldnt have any problems getting your bolts off.

    my 97's bolts came off without needing wd40 or any pb.

    my best advice... go over everything TWICE
     
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