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Bilstein 5100 help

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 27taco1988, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    27taco1988

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    Ok, so ive read up on the forum, but i thought id try to get some reg cab feedback. ive got a '10 4x4 reg cab and just ordered some 5100's. i wanna set them at 2.5 but there are some guys out there that swear you need aftermarket UCA's. Ive also heard you only need aftermarket UCA's if you're goin 3". What do y'all think?? Thanks
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    I'm pretty clueless regarding lifts, but am just now starting to look into them. I read from more experienced members that you don't need UCA's for lifts under 3".
     
  3. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    It's hit or miss at 2.5". Some need new UCA's some don't.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    For benefit of doubt just get them
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    ya..but im not droppin 500+ bucks if i dont have to
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Or see how close they can get the alignment without them, keeping in mind that you might have to pony up and buy them.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Why would you spend (at minimum) $400+, for something you likely don't need?
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    you dont need them bro.. unless your going to be bashin up your rig you will be fine. if you want to take it and kill it (front end) then you should get some
     
  9. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Most people get them for alignment reasons, not offroad capability.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    If ur alignment is jacked up your tires will also be jacked up So if ur gonna drop $$ on nice tires get a good alignment and if it's all good don't waste ur money on uca's

    My .02 is that everything should be properly done
     
  11. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    So you install the lift, get it aligned, and if the alignment is out of spec, get new uca's....
     
  12. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    Mine is set to .85 and I swear I still see my wheels angled. Thats after 2 alignments. They guy at NTB told me I might need an aftermarket kit to get realigned.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    Take it to someone else :cool:
     
  14. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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    Well I am thinking about getting the Toytec/Eibach front coil lift springs. Do I need new ucas?
     
  15. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    the adjustable ones, or the 1.6" eibachs?

    If you go over 2.5, you will likely need new UCA's.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    thanks for all of your help guys. im just gonna take my chances. I'll get new UCA's if needed
     
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  18. Feb 18, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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    Kill :D
     
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