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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by myclejay, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    myclejay

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    Bought an 07 DC back in Aug and had Bilstein 5100s all around installed along with an AAL. I recently noticed a "clicking" sound when going over speed bumps, stopping/going, etc coming from the rear and realized this sound was my AAL spring pack. I looked at other options like bicycle tubing in between the slats, military wrapping, and finally decided to upgrade the rear so I had the ICON 5-1100s installed.

    Sound is gone for obvious reasons but i've got about an inch or so increase in lift. I prefer the previous leveled look so i've entertained a 1" spacer option for the front but wanted to pose the question to the experienced folks before doing so. Mainly to see if there are any issues with this option (i.e. rougher ride, affecting other things like ball joints, etc)

    Any help would greatly be appreciated. Cheers.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    It's not recommended that you go over 3" in the front. Your cv joints will be at an extreme angle, and your ball joints will be stressed at full droop.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    Makes sense. What would my options be?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    Leave it. Dont use a spacer. Upgrade your front to coilover.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    The rear is 1" higher than the front now?

    There are folks using 1/2" top plate spacers to get 3" with the billies
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    Coilover would be a little much for this street queen :eek:

    This might be the best option then. Where would be the best place to get this?
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    Nevermind. Thanks for the guidance folks.
     
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