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Before i order am i missing anything?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tgrandstaff38, May 30, 2017.

  1. May 30, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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    tgrandstaff38

    tgrandstaff38 [OP] CCParamedic

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    Looking at upgrading my suspension and lifting the truck 2015 dcsb
    Parts from headstrong

    Bilstein 5100 front shocks with 885 coils
    deaver aal 1.5-2.0 inches
    driver side spacer for taco lean
    Rear shocks bilstein??
    Looking for a 3 inch front 2 inch rear lift.

    One question tho do i need to go with extended shocks or just stay with the standard. Will be upgrading uca when funds allow.
     
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  2. May 30, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    FawkQ

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    I did dakar leafs and needed extended shocks... so I dunno :notsure:

    I would assume aal would need extended
     
  3. May 30, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    If you're going for 3" in the front you should factor UCAs in now or you might very well run into alignment issues. SPC and I believe JBA make affordable adjustable ball-joint UCAs for 2nd gens.
     
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  4. May 30, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    Wheelers super bumps :headbang: just put 885s and icon aal's in the rear i used Standard length shocks? The ride is Amazon :headbang::headbang:
     
  5. May 30, 2017 at 4:24 PM
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    OME 885x on 5100s / LR UCA Wheelers 3 leaf progreaaive AAL 275/70/17 KO 2's on 17" fuel Hostage no rubbing
    This.
    as far as the rear shocks go, i got the 5100 in the rear with the wheelers 3 leaf AAL 1.5-2"
    id say you're good with 5100

    best thing you can do is call and talk with marie before ordering. She knows more about lifting the trucks than most people here
     
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  6. May 30, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    Nah, you most likely won't need new UCAs. I ran this exact set up and it got me ~2.5" in the front and aligned just fine on stock UCAs. I also didn't bother with the drivers side spacer. The 5100s that HS will be sending you will work just fine. I'm assuming you're buying their complete package?
     
  7. May 30, 2017 at 4:40 PM
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    tgrandstaff38

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    yeah i dont know why i put 3 when all the pictures i have looked at and made my decisions on were 2.5 front 1.5 back. i Think i have looked at the show me your 265 thread 100 times. Dont know if i will buy there whole package just depends on what is the better deal but i am going to call tomorrow just to verify. Next is tires.
     
  8. May 30, 2017 at 4:42 PM
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  9. May 30, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    I have standard 5100 with an aal and it is good to go
     
  10. May 30, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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  11. May 30, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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    save your money and just get icons/kings or fox's so you do not have to lift your truck again.
     
  12. May 30, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    http://www.headstrongoffroad.com/store/p440/Coil/Bilstein_5100_Kit_-_(HS05BK-1).html

    Here's what I'm talking about. Has everything you've mentioned.
     
  13. May 30, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    There's absolutely nothing wrong with a budget minded lift. I was perfectly happy when I ran this set up. Is Icon/King/Fox better? Of course. Will this fit the needs of 95% of people? You betcha.
     
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  14. May 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM
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    but my question is do you still have the Bilstein lift?
     
  15. May 30, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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    Nope, I sold my truck. I'm in the market for another one though and I fully plan on going with the Bilstein lift again (possibly OME). The fact that I don't have to worry about rebuilding them is a huge factor.
     
  16. May 30, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    so you buy a new shock?
     
  17. May 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    Yep. I'd rather replace a shock with a shiny new one every 80-100k than rebuild it every ~50k, or however long they go ( I know it's a shorter time period). What if that's someones daily driver? Much easier to replace suspension in a few hours as opposed to be without suspension at all for a week or two while they be rebuilt. Again, this can be solved with a second set of cheap suspension, but overall it's more of a hassle than just replacing every so often.
     
  18. May 30, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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    OP just wait till you get more money and buy better equipment.
     
  19. May 30, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    ^^^^^


     
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