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bilstein 5100 at 1.75 wheel fitment ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jeremy92, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    Will bilstein 5100 set 1.75 all the way around, have enough space to fit 17x9 wheels with 265/75 tires. And nyone with just 5100 as there form of lift please post pics.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    265/75/17? That's a pretty odd size.

    You'll be able to fit 265/70/17's with no problems, even on stock suspension.

    You'll have to set the billys at 2.5 and do some trimming if you want to fit the next biggest common size, 285/70/17.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    I probably just read the tire size wrong, so my stock suspension pre-runner. And I just want to put billys all the way around at 1.75, will be able to fit a wheel size of 17x9, and tire size 265/70/17 will fit just fine not needing any other parts? Thanks again
     
  4. Dec 31, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    You will be able to fit that size no problem. As for the 9" rim, look on the tire manufacturers website to see recommended rim widths for that size tire. It's usually under the "Tire specs" on each manufacturers website.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    17x9's with 265/70's and 5100's set at 1.75

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  6. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Thank you KPT, and kessler that is the exact set up i want. Are the 5100s the only thing you did to your suspension? Are the billys all the way around? Do you like the ride with that set up? Did you have any problems getting the wheels and tires on there, spacers, ext.. ?
     
  7. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    I did all four billies, and the rears improved my ride quite a bit. I'm glad I did it. I have the TSB rear which is 1".
     
  8. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    I was hopeing , an improved ride. Does setting the billys at 1.75 compromise the suspension in any way?
     
  9. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    It preloads the springs, which stiffens the ride. I actually like it better than stock though. Feels more like a truck.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    It stiffins the ride, but do any damage to any other parts of the suspension tho right?
     
  11. Jan 1, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    any time you change your suspension geometry you are going to wear parts out early. That being said, 1.75" is a pretty mild lift as far as stressing your components.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    Thanks for all your help KPT, i think you have answered on most of my thread ?s. If i have anymore questions i guess I'll just PM you, if that's cool. Thanks again and love your dog pics.
     
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    No problem PM me any time. Plenty of others on here know a lot more than me though, so don't be afraid to post another thread if you have another question.

    I'll tell my dogs you said hi :)
     
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