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Bilstein 5100's.... Want to go 1-2" higher... HELP!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jeremy25056, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    Title says it all, I have 5100 bilstein's set at top hight. How do i got about lifting another inch or two. What complications will i run into? will it be as easy as adding a spacer on top of the strut? or body lift?

    Thanks for all your help.

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  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    So ur sitting at 2.5. U could add a .25 spacer to each side. Anything else over that is not recommended.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    Gotcha, not recommended meaning...??
     
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    Anything higher than 3" puts too much stress on your CV boots and stock UCA's...Overall not a good idea.

    To go higher than 3" you need to start looking at dropped bracket lifts.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    If you are 2wd you can go spindles

    if 4wd , you can go about 3 1/4" max or go to a drop bracket lift to go higher
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    This is what I was getting at :D tanks OZ
     
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    I am 4x4. Drop brackets.... Im sorry for being a newb... anyone have a link to some reading up i can do on it?

    Say i just do the spacers, will i have to worry about the lift/alignment?

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    You don't wanna stack lifts
     
  12. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    I didn't mean lift, i meant just spacing the wheels/tire out.
     
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    I'm not a DB lift expert. look up pro-comp and fabtec 6" lifts. I think rough country makes a 4" too.

    With the spacers, on top of the 2.5, you'll probably have alignment issues, on top of stressed CV boots.

    EDIT: didnt see you reply to oz about the spacers.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    Oh , sorry

    Yes you can add wheel spacers , you shouldn't need to re-align it for that .
     
  15. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    Thank you for the input.


    Well i guess i will start there and see how it is. Any recommendations for spacers?

    J
     
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    Spidertrax spacers are good
     
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