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Anyone have experience with both 5100's and Coilovers?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by littleblue81, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anybody go from 5100's to coilovers? How much of a difference did it make? Looking for a little more descriptive comparison other than "the ride is great".

    Any specifics on how the trucks ride and handling changed both on the street and off road? Not talking about long travel but something like the Icon stage one kit.

    I plan to use my truck mostly on-road, wondering if street performance is enhanced and worth the extra cost.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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    SDHQ OFFROAD

    SDHQ OFFROAD Cuz Stock Sucks!

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    Handling is gonna improve with the Icons for a few reasons.

    1. Bigger Dia. shocks. Going up to the 2.5" shock is gonna dampen much better and control the front end with much better valving, and be there for you when you do head off-road and those big hits.

    2. The coils, This is where the on-road ride is gonna come from. Your going for a static rate stock coil to a progressive rate coil. It will help with stability, ride, and again, the off-road use.

    3. Tune-ability, To change your ride height with the Bilstein's you have to remove the whole shock, compress the spring, change the perch, put it all back on. With the C/O's, $25 spanner wrench, droop the truck out, turn the coil up or down, done.

    I can get you TW pricing for either way you go as well. Just shoot me a PM
     
  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Technically 5100's are coilovers... I imagine most higher end coilovers will perform better than 5100's due to being higher quality. 5100's are entry level components really.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    littleblue81

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    Yeah, I'm just trying to get a feel for the difference and I know it's something thats probably not easy to quantify/describe.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    id look around here for someone local to you if possible and go for a ride.........thats the best bet for knowing how the ride will feel to YOU instead of the opinion of someone else.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    Lumpskie

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    I've got Toytec coilovers with Tundra 5100s and I love them. Good ride quality, good flex (11 inches of wheel travel) and inexpensive. I upgraded the shocks first and got the coilovers a few months later. It was easy on the pocketbook that way.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    Jkohler

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    I have 5100 adjustables up front right now and just purchased icon coil overs. should be here in 2-3 weeks. I'll let ya know how much of a difference it makes!
     
  8. Apr 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    The main difference is ride quality and the ability to valve the c/o's. I've ran 5100s, 885s, 886s w/ nitro shocks and kings, if you are a crawler or use it on the weekends at a park or what not I don't see the point in purchasing the c/o's over a good OME setup.
     
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